Asked by: Petri Attar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

Who is responsible for electric meter box?

Gas meter boxes can be installed by the home owner before the supplier installs the supply; or the gas supplier might install the meter box through some agreement with the consumer. However once the meter box is installed it appears that the consumer (usually the property owner) is responsible for its maintenance.

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Similarly one may ask, who is responsible for replacing electric meter box?

Gas meter boxes can be installed by the homeowner before the supplier installs the supply, or the gas supplier might install the meter box through some agreement with the consumer. However, once the meter box is installed it appears that the consumer (usually the property owner) is responsible for its maintenance.

Likewise, what happens if you bypass your electric meter? Meter cheating means tampering with the electricity meter so it doesn't record how much electricity is being used or trying to bypass the electricity meter completely. This is electricity theft and can lead to a fine or prison sentence. Meddling with something as dangerous as mains electricity is a very big risk.

who is responsible for the electric meter?

Your utility owns the meter on your house. They are responsible for installing, maintaining, and reading your meter. Your meter is sealed and tampering with it is a prosecutable crime (not to mention highly dangerous).

How much does it cost to replace a meter box?

The electric meter box replacement cost ranges from $200 to $500 on average and depends on the number of circuits it serves, which can number from 8 to 30. Some are more resilient and can be buried underground.

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