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How to slow down your electric meter.

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/29/2011 08:55 AM
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Lord help us. When cap and trade takes effect in 2012, everyone's life will change for the worst!

Obama wants about 60% of your paycheck. He told us energy bills would skyrocket and he was still voted in as president. He told us everything about his idea of "change" and the idiots still voted for him!


Wait a minute, cap and trade bill is passed?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1120161



No...it did not pass in it's original form....but they squeaked by some components of it attached to other bills.
It all has to be DEFUNDED and REPEALED in 2010 / 2012.

:rushbam:
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:rushbam: I want to throw a couple punches in there too. Nice avatar pic by the way.
We need a different change
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01/29/2011 09:05 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
ARE YOU ON CRACK ??????

If you're leaving the 3rd one without a bulb, I don't know but there might be energy escaping through that open end.
If you have a dead bulb in the 3rd socket, it makes the other 2 bulbs work harder, don't know if that would matter though.


Some power companies will have a person come out and do an 'energy audit' for free. they hold a thermometer under the hot running water to see how hot the water gets, hold a bic lighter around doors and windows to see if you're loosing energy there and stuff like that. You can call your power company and see if they offer that service.
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01/29/2011 09:15 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
LCD televisions suck up alot of power. Everyone went out and bought them and now they are complaining. They average about 30% more than CRT televisions. Don't argue with me on this one. Do research before you call my bluff.

I'm sure the power rates did go up. I'm also 100% sure that if your bought an LCD or multiple LCDs then that is the real reason for the majority of the increase.

And if you bought a plasma you are fucked. Some 42 inch plasmas pull 400 watts. A 42 inch projection uses about 80 watts. The average 42 inch LCD LCD pulls about 170 watts.


Ever stood next to and LCD or plasma. You can just feel the heat coming off of them. Thats wasted energy. Then you have to pay again to get that heat out of your house by running the AC for longer.

My best friend went out and replaced 3 of his televisions with LCD and his power bill went from 350 to 750.

Thats not a joke. It put him into a higher pay bracket.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1039672

Dont forget the big difference between LCD an LED TV's
Anonymous Coward
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01/29/2011 10:36 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the meter and stick a pin in it to stop the wheel going round be careful not to knock it off :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 760974


^^^^^^^THIS!!!

This method saves you thousands! Only works if you have a meter with a wheel in it - you get a tiny drill..tiniest drillbit you can find...drill a hole in the SIDE of the meter, then get a piece of thin wire , looped one end as a 'handle' (so the wire doesnt accidently slip all the way in)...push the wire in so it sits ontop of the wheel and jams it STILL!

If your meter is in the house you're laughing...before a reading just slip out the pin...if you get people call round to read your meter..(put a sticker over the hole if visible)

..if it's outside in a box...risks of the pin being found are higher so either 'gate-in'the meter if possible or just use the 'pin' at night! hahaa :-)
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01/29/2011 10:41 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
There is a gadget to install on your meter box. It's pricey, but for those of you who can afford it, it's not a bad deal as it is supposed to save at least 25% on your light bill. Guaranteed.

It's called a SurgeXPro. They have a website:

[link to www.surgexpro.com]
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1045312

Check out this testimonial
Anonymous Coward
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01/29/2011 12:23 PM
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SurgeX Pro is a SCAM. Power Factor Correctors like this only help in factories running LOTS of electric motors!
TRUST ME I was fooled by all the "testimonials" and paid like $250 for the damn thing. Didn't change my KW usage one fucking BIT. Don't get fooled by these bastards. Have you seen ONE poster on here saying that they are saving $$$ by having one? Nope.

Total Fucking Scam for a residential application. Get a water heater timer.....now that WILL save you $$$.
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01/29/2011 12:33 PM
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There is a gadget to install on your meter box. It's pricey, but for those of you who can afford it, it's not a bad deal as it is supposed to save at least 25% on your light bill. Guaranteed.

It's called a SurgeXPro. They have a website:

[link to www.surgexpro.com]
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1045312

Check out this testimonial

 Quoting: Intruth




Holy Jocelyn Wildenstein. Fake teeth, fake hair, fake lips, fake boobs!! AHGHHH!
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02/14/2011 02:52 PM
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blue ridge electric located in young harris ga supply the electric to a cabin in nc where i spend the summer. They are cheating me big time and deliberately. The cabin is 900 square feet. I have a 15 gallon water heater, a 1/2 hp pump one refrigerator lights and a small tv and computer used once in a while. I work out of state 3 days a week flea marketing i turn everything off at the circuit breakers when i am gone except for the refrigerator. my bill is over a l00 dollars a month. people with families and washer dryer freezer heat a/c etc are paying not much more. I have talked to these people and they are ignorant refusing to even discuss the matter they recently changed the meters (again) this time to digital so they can read them from the office. I tried to get help from rural electrification in raleigh this man name of elkins is also ignorant and refuses to discuss the matter intelligently. I am a senior and I now have a 389 dollar bill even thoough i paid through october and turned off the power december 4/10 they just sent me another bill for 40.27 even though the readings show the same for the previous month. The man at blue ridge, aikina, hung up on me would not discuss it. I don't know where to go to resolve this. I think it is a vendetta I have had problems with them since buying the cabin first there were wires over the house they refused to remove and made me pay to have them removed. They flooded a cabin I own across the road by turning the power on when it was winterized they have butchered my trees and the meter is rigged I jknow. Elkins in Raleigh told me the old meters were running too slow so they had to change them adding they could go back and charge you the difference yet my meter was tested in this period and they said it was ok any suggestions would be appreciated ruth nelson
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04/26/2011 02:40 AM
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My electric bill is only $35/month. What do I suggest you do to lower your bill. MOVE
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Thanks for that very informative opinion on this matter. However, not everyone in this country can move to "bent-armpit" Anytown, USA, to reduce their electric bill.

Perhaps you could limit your responses to that which would actually benefit your intended audience?

Nighty night, princess.
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04/26/2011 02:50 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
There is a gadget to install on your meter box. It's pricey, but for those of you who can afford it, it's not a bad deal as it is supposed to save at least 25% on your light bill. Guaranteed.

It's called a SurgeXPro. They have a website:

[link to www.surgexpro.com]
.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1045312

Check out this testimonial

 Quoting: Intruth




Holy Jocelyn Wildenstein. Fake teeth, fake hair, fake lips, fake boobs!! AHGHHH!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237619


Rodger that. Fixate on a fake woman. If you're lucky, you won't notice your right hand going limp, while the right side of your brain ignores every common sense impulse to ignore its Left.
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04/26/2011 05:27 AM
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You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
 Quoting: BRIEF AND TO THE POINT


You cannot multiply wealth !

all you can do is find a 'greater fool', and get his money in your pocket.

rip him off, that's how you 'multiply wealth'.
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04/26/2011 05:37 AM
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Change all your light bulbs to energy saving bulbs like so [link to mattsimmsy.files.wordpress.com] . You will see a drop in your bill in a month .
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Thanks. I put those in almost a year ago. I guess I overlooked the decrease.

Pleas be careful with disposing those. Many people don't know that if they break gasses leak out and I believe there's mercury in it too.

And to the other poster: Yes I know it's illegal but I thought price gouging was too.
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they leak bad bad stuff when running, not just when breaking. new german research. better use LEDs.

btw. our german electric meters can be slowed to a standstill (until 600W/h then it starts slowly spinning again) with a 400kg neodymium magnet - costs 30€.
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04/26/2011 05:38 AM
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What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
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guess you didn't hear about this...

the fuckers can JUST PRINT ALL THEY WANT TO.

and giant corp.s, THAT DON'T EVEN NEED IT, like exxon mobil, goldman sacks, etc.,

GET WAY MORE HANDOUTS THAN THE POOR DO.
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04/26/2011 05:56 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
5. In each of my overhead lights I have 2 bulbs instead of the 3 allotted. And they're 60 watt instead of 100.
 Quoting: Miggy 748689


If you're leaving the 3rd one without a bulb, I don't know but
there might be energy escaping
through that open end.
If you have a dead bulb in the 3rd socket, it makes the other 2 bulbs work harder,
 Quoting: me 748373


IT IS NOT WATER, IT CAN'T 'LEAK OUT' THAT WAY.
it travels on WIRES, NOT AIR.

and the 2 bulbs couldn't care less about a dead bulb, or a third good one, in the 3rd socket.
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04/26/2011 07:49 AM

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IT IS NOT WATER, IT CAN'T 'LEAK OUT' THAT WAY.
it travels on WIRES, NOT AIR.

and the 2 bulbs couldn't care less about a dead bulb, or a third good one, in the 3rd socket.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1357478

Can't you still get shocked sticking your fingers up into an empty socket while the fixture is on? It may not be escaping into the room, as it were, but the wires in there could still be 'hot,' especially in those older fixtures.

There's always at least one relative to dupe us into checking 'why a light won't go on' and then, ZAP! until we learn to disbelieve them when they say it's turned off.

What a good thread! Glad to see it still up. I wonder if the dope dealers are going to branch off into incandescent light bulbs next. I'm just glad, though I know I shouldn't be, that most sheeple haven't thought of stocking up on those yet so there are still some to buy. I'm one of the unlucky ones that gets headaches from those dairy-queen-looking CFR's.
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05/10/2011 05:29 PM
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Can't you still get shocked sticking your fingers up into an empty light socket while the fixture is on? It may not be escaping into the room, as it were, but the wires in there could still be 'hot,' especially in those older fixtures.
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no. no lightbulb, no wasted energy. the ciruit is not complete, just like shutting off the switch on the wall.

but, when your electrocuting yourself by sticking said finger in said light socket, you will complete the ciruit. so you have to let go to stop shaking, cuz while you're dying, the power company is charging you 7 cents an hour while you're connected to the "hot" light socket.

let it go...literally...lol. F*** the power grid.
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05/10/2011 05:45 PM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
You should look into solar..
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dude, people will sympathise, but what you're talking about is illegal. The energy companies are another control system sucking us dry.
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09/01/2011 03:40 AM
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I live and work in Russia in the energy company. We are engaged in repair of electric power meters. I know over 100 ways to steal electricity. If anyone is interested - I can tell you in detail and described with diagrams and drawings (of course for a small fee. One method-10 $ PayPal)
E-mail address owl197777@mail.ru
At home I used five methods.
Pay for electricity at 60% less :-)
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09/01/2011 04:00 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
I'm an engineer who has studied my home power usage

I got an extra meter and used it to monitor specific appliances, I simply put the extra meter in a meter box and wired my appliances thru it that way I could compare the total for the month to the individual appliance

the big energy users in a house are:

1 the hot water tank

2 electric heaters

3 air cond

4. refrig

5. anything else with a big motor

I switched to a woodstove, I replaced the big DHW heater with a small one and turned down the thermostat, got rid of the baseboard heaters and AC, and I built a preheater for the hot water heater - the woodstove heats the water before it goes to the hot water tank

basically I only use electricity for lights and computers and I try only to use the laptop
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09/01/2011 04:31 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
Run an extension cord from your neighbors house,and branch it throughout your home.
 Quoting: BRIEF AND TO THE POINT


More and more consumers are aquiring power this way.
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09/01/2011 05:20 AM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
There is a gadget to install on your meter box. It's pricey, but for those of you who can afford it, it's not a bad deal as it is supposed to save at least 25% on your light bill. Guaranteed.

It's called a SurgeXPro. They have a website:

[link to www.surgexpro.com]
.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1045312

Check out this testimonial

 Quoting: Intruth




Holy Jocelyn Wildenstein. Fake teeth, fake hair, fake lips, fake boobs!! AHGHHH!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237619


lmao All she has to do is rub them two jugs together..& that oughta create enuff electricity to power the ol' locomotive...!hitit
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09/05/2011 11:06 PM
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Re: How to slow down your electric meter.
Plug something in every outlet to keep the electricity from leaking out of the wall. This will also help w/cooling/heating as it prevent air leaks. Also keeps bugs from coming in and out of wall. Hope this helps
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Plug something in every outlet to keep the electricity from leaking out of the wall. This will also help w/cooling/heating as it prevent air leaks. Also keeps bugs from coming in and out of wall. Hope this helps
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Electricity "leaking out of wall"?

Whaaaaat?

lol
worthless

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09/05/2011 11:43 PM
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Plug something in every outlet to keep the electricity from leaking out of the wall. This will also help w/cooling/heating as it prevent air leaks. Also keeps bugs from coming in and out of wall. Hope this helps
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good one
Eggcellent

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09/06/2011 02:09 AM
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drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the meter and stick a pin in it to stop the wheel going round be careful not to knock it off :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 760974


Yup...we did this for over a year until we got caught, then it was the Spanish Inquisition and cost a fortune in penalties, etc.
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Agree. We knew someone who did that to mask a grow op. When they finally caught him, they WAY overestimated the length of time which the meter had been altered, and charged him for all that time at the current rate plus penalties and interest, etc. The power companies are worse than the cops!!

Nowadays we all have these digital meters, and you can't mess with them - no wheels to slow down or anything.
"I have come to the conclusion that all news should be treated like 9/11, assume it is a psyop with actors participating in a staged event complete with props, until proven otherwise, in which case assume whatever is being recorded, reported, televised, is distortions/lying by omission/outright lies, until proven otherwise." - Anonymous, 4-13-12
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09/06/2011 02:53 AM
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Dont know if you have a cable box but this story shocked me as to how much power they use.


Cable Boxes Consume 'Startling' Amount Of Electricity

What's the biggest energy hog in your home? Your refrigerator? Your microwave? Not even close, says the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

In a report, NRDC says the cable TV set-top box, present in about 80 percent of U.S. homes, consumed approximately 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2010. That's equivalent to the annual output of nine average coal-fired power plants.

If you get your television signals from a cable, satellite or telephone company, you probably have a set-top box. There are about 160 million of them in use in the U.S., according to NRDC and its partner, Ecos.

Rest of story...
[link to www.consumeraffairs.com]
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09/06/2011 03:13 AM
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Good insulation meaning plug all holes, ducts, around windows, and even outlets not in use during winter to keep out the drafts

Use heating alternatives fireplace, stove, propane
Eggcellent

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09/06/2011 03:18 AM
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Is it not like in the UK where you can do a cost comparison and swap energy providers?
Though it sounds to me you either have a faulty meter or a faulty appliance.
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Unfortunately no, wherever you live you are subject to the whims of whichever power company rules the area. The power companies themselves trade electricity back and forth across state lines, so if there is a huge power spike in one area electricity can be sent to cover it, but the individual rate-payers are stuck with whatever their "local" company charges. And it doesn't do any good to move either; thanks to computers they can track you even across state lines and your old company will then bill you for any electricity you may have "neglected" to pay before you left.
"I have come to the conclusion that all news should be treated like 9/11, assume it is a psyop with actors participating in a staged event complete with props, until proven otherwise, in which case assume whatever is being recorded, reported, televised, is distortions/lying by omission/outright lies, until proven otherwise." - Anonymous, 4-13-12
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drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the meter and stick a pin in it to stop the wheel going round be careful not to knock it off :)
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drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the meter and stick a pin in it to stop the wheel going round be careful not to knock it off :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 760974

+1
^^main rates are set per hot water. counter hot water - the main problem. I decided the problem so - from above the counter is the filter. I take off the filter and push through the tube a thin wire. it blocks the wheel . no injuries. unprovable.

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