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ledEd
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Posted - 01/03/2016 :  11:54:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to know if this is possible . not sure how to put a link found this on youtube search
How to lower your electric bill Oncor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgKQihUEFA0

Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 01/03/2016 :  12:01:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a means of stealing energy from your local utility, not saving electricity. Just think--if they send you to jail, you don't get *any* electric bill!

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EVIL Teken
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Canada
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Posted - 01/06/2016 :  09:03:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The idea of the magnet is that it will hold back the rotating dial from advancing as electricity is consumed. The video you showed has been floating around for a very long time but it doesn't actually show you what I explained above.

In his video he simply had some magnets stuck to the side of the meter. That wouldn't have done anything to the meter at all and have to agree with the guy in the video Oncor was off base and out of line.

Will the magnet trick work in all cases, no.

Teken . . .

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Geo
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Canada
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  12:33:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most of the meters today are "smart" meters measuring actual voltage and current. They no longer use the disk rotated by eddy currents. But even if you still have the old meter, don't experiment and stay out of jail.

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Kyile Rey
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Canada
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Posted - 06/03/2016 :  04:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kyile Rey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It works, i have a friend doing that for years without a problem. Only works for old school power meter with the weel to my knowledge.
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Fluffy Skittles
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Philippines
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Posted - 06/08/2016 :  01:34:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tampering with your electric meter and energy theft are both illegal. I strongly advise you to stay away from things like this.

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knuckleheadreflect
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Posted - 11/17/2016 :  6:53:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is illegal. If you want to stay out of jail or avoid hefty penalties, better not do it.
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