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Old 07-09-2009, 07:29 AM   #16
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There are still unfused live wires in the meter case even with the meter pulled. If you are working in the meter enclosure then you are at severe risk. Unfused mean if you short them they keep burning untill the wire from the pole or transformer on the pole burns up.

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Old 07-09-2009, 08:32 AM   #17
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I may be broke but not stupid you yourself should know that without the meter plugged in its safe to work on , Or am i stupid ??
Actually, you're making assumptions. I've seen cases of electric theft where pulling the meter does NOT kill power to the dwelling unit. You really need to know what you're doing and then test properly.

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I may be broke but not stupid you yourself should know that without the meter plugged in its safe to work on , Or am i stupid ??
Never say never. ALWAYS test for power, even with the meter out.






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Thanks so much , I got it now , thanks for letting me know this it means a lot mabey even my life , God bless .
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If I have enough slack , can I tape it really good , will that be ok ? Thanks again . PS: Am I better off pulling the meter or is it safe enough to turn main off above panel , does that kill everthing ??? Which would you do ???
In a Navy textbook (about Electricity) that I once read, I came across a picture of a poster, that admonished Navy recruits (I wasn't one. I just read the book) about the dangers of Electricity, with the following Phrase; "Dead Control Circuits can be Deadly"!...Don't Drink and Drive!!!
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Thank's you , I know it is very dangerous . I may try to borrow the money to have it fixed . Dont wont to go now .
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That's an interesting meter socket
Thanks for posting that !!



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Actually, you're making assumptions. I've seen cases of electric theft where pulling the meter does NOT kill power to the dwelling unit. You really need to know what you're doing and then test properly.

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I assume that BUSMAN is an electrical professional a/o amateurs, the true DIY'ers. So you know about BYPASS meters, which were really designed for the safety of the POCO employees. I further assume (here we go again) that BLUESGUITARIST is a TRUE DIY'er, (it's just like the Olympics, where the amateurs have a higher standing than the professionals) so he probably is not familiar with all the circumstances where there could still be power in the lines even though the meter has been pulled! ALWAYS TEST!!!
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Yes this bluesguitarist knows this now , and I will keep my paws out of it .
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