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Old 09-10-2020, 10:30 AM
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I had the electric company install service on the new pole barn. I guess they are waiting for the crew to install the meter. It has been a couple days now.


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That's how they do it here too.
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Perfectly normal...stick your finger in it
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apparently it isn't normal here. They usually put a plastic cover over the hole and lock the box.
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Perfectly normal...stick your finger in it
i'll lick it like a 9v later tonight
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Standard practice. One of my buildings was jumped for 5 months waiting for a meter install
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i'll lick it like a 9v later tonight

What does a 9v battery and a woman’s asshole have in common?? You know it’s wrong but sooner or later you’re going to put your tongue on it.
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It's in the code, that is code approved cardboard, all the best electricians know this. Plastic covers? Never heard of that.
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Jumper cables and fire the thing up.

got to my uncles old lake place years ago one Friday afternoon (early 90’s), and the meter was pulled for non-payment. It was a single wide in a group of three with meters all in a bank. Neighbor had failed to lay their bill, and the wrong meter got pulled. Power company refused to send anyone out until Monday despite it being their fault. Out came the gloves and the jumper cables and we had a great weekend. Power company wrote a decent size check for all the spoiled food after preaching about how dangerous doing such was.
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Any welding you want to do is free right now. Hell there are open boxes every ten feet here in Mexico!
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
any welding you want to do is free right now. Hell there are open boxes every ten feet here in mexico!
hell yeah!!! Let's weld the whole state together!!!
I'm in!!!!
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[QUOTE=autobaun70;14037372]Jumper cables and fire the thing up.

got to my uncles old lake place years ago one Friday afternoon (early 90’s), and the meter was pulled for non-payment. It was a single wide in a group of three with meters all in a bank. Neighbor had failed to lay their bill, and the wrong meter got pulled. Power company refused to send anyone out until Monday despite it being their fault. Out came the gloves and the jumper cables and we had a great weekend. Power company wrote a decent size check for all the spoiled food after preaching about how dangerous doing such was.[/QUOTE)
Friend flattened some copper tubing and put it in after his meter got pulled for non payment .
The power company removed them and left a do not touch note , he then used a set of jumper cables for a week. Power company came back out , sheriff came out , he went to jail for it.
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Good use for a Craftman screwdriver
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Originally Posted by aznap View Post
What does a 9v battery and a woman’s asshole have in common?? You know it’s wrong but sooner or later you’re going to put your tongue on it.
i don't tongue punch fart boxes.
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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
i don't tongue punch fart boxes.
That’s your problem.
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That's not new service. It's a TV with the weather channel on

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Cardboard is an insulator, that piece actually comes with the meter can.. The cardboard is only to be used temporarily and is safe unless wet.
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
Cardboard is an insulator, that piece actually comes with the meter can.. The cardboard is only to be used temporarily and is safe unless wet.
it has been raining the past few days. It is wet in the picture and has rained harder since
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Jumper cables and fire the thing up.

got to my uncles old lake place years ago one Friday afternoon (early 90’s), and the meter was pulled for non-payment. It was a single wide in a group of three with meters all in a bank. Neighbor had failed to lay their bill, and the wrong meter got pulled. Power company refused to send anyone out until Monday despite it being their fault. Out came the gloves and the jumper cables and we had a great weekend. Power company wrote a decent size check for all the spoiled food after preaching about how dangerous doing such was.[/QUOTE)
Friend flattened some copper tubing and put it in after his meter got pulled for non payment .
The power company removed them and left a do not touch note , he then used a set of jumper cables for a week. Power company came back out , sheriff came out , he went to jail for it.
We replaced water lines in a MHP recently where several of the meter slots had dinner knives placed in them.
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Wide putty knives are best, most have an insulated handle for such things....

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