Meter readers? What are those.
My rurual MT home has a sending device that tells the Power Company how
much juice I am using.
In Colorado they just installed some new gadget that allows them to
drive by close to the area and read the meter. I wonder why they don't
have a system like in Montana, probably the complexity of a metro area
grid vs a small rural system.
On 7/30/2010 6:56 AM, jimlux wrote:
> Mike Fatchett wrote:
>> I put a similar device on my meter here in Montana. I was losing
>> electronics fairly regularly, mostly cheap cordless phones. No problems
>> since and there is a guarantee with coverage limits.
>> I think I was charged a flat fee for the device of around $120.00. Why
>> pay for a monthly fee. That seems shady to me. Call your power company
>> and ask them what they recommend. The power company will probably want
>> to install it since they get touchy about people messing with the meters.
> the monthly fee is a reasonable way to go (assuming it's not unreasonable)..
> The consumer's not out the capital investment. (several hundred bucks
> for a good one including the installaton)
> The meter reader can check the status once a month, and if it fails,
> they can come out and replace it
> It can be regularly replaced (if it has MOVs in it, they gradually die,
> each time they take a hit) on a decent schedule.
> Your point about the utility being the one who fools with the meter is a
> good one. TYpically, if the seal is broken, they get kind of antsy
> about possible "theft of services"
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