Meter Base

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Old 12-08-05, 10:17 AM
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Meter Base

Is it possible to swap out the clips on a meter base? That
is the clips that hold the meter in place. It appears meter
itself is quite loose and maybe causing a power fluctuation
in the residence.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 11:37 AM
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I consider that this difficult re-placement project is outside the scope of a DIY effort.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 11:38 AM
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A job for the power company; in some cases tampering with the meter in any way can be considered a crime.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 12:13 PM
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I wouldn't do the work myself, just trying to investigate the possibilites of changing the clips not the entire base. Knowing what can be done and having
someone tell me whats needed may be two different things. Meaning the contractor may opt for a bit more of an expensive fix thans truly needed. As for the power company they've already been out. They explained its on me as the homeowner to make the repairs. Of course they would cut the main power source to allow for the repairs to be made safely, but had no problem with "me" the residence owner pulling the meter.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rentem
Knowing what can be done and having
someone tell me whats needed may be two different things. Meaning the contractor may opt for a bit more of an expensive fix thans truly needed.
If you don't trust someone's judgement don't hire them. That's all.


Not being able to see the meter pan and the internals it is impossible to say if the guts can be changed.
Sometimes it's yes, sometimes no.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the information Speedy, truly appreciate it. Its not the trust factor
its knowing if it could be done a different way or not. Couldn't make a judgement call if i'm not informed. Thanks again
 
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Old 12-08-05, 01:18 PM
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It would definitely be easier to replace just the jaws. If the pan is in newer shape it is most likely possible.
It would have to be a direct swap though.
 
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Old 12-08-05, 01:31 PM
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Speedy sorry for being a pain, but what do you mean by direct swap? The
parts from the exact type of base currently in place?
 
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Old 12-08-05, 01:36 PM
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Yes, precisely.
 
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