Currently, the meter is on the house...feeding off the house, is a wire that
feeds the workshop..I would like to accurately know the usage in the
shed..so that I can separate the two. One figure for house, and then the
shed meter could be subtracted to get the two totals. Is there a way to do
it? And yes, I have an appt. with local electric company (Wednesday) to
discuss putting a separate altogether meter on the shed..but I am exploring
all the options. (if they ix-nay) Maybe an underground feed..etc.
Eventually, I want to be able to make these two separate, income producing
Information given is insufficient to give an meaningful answer.
Rate structure, demand, time of day, all figure into the type of equipment
Utility grade metering is pricey at best. (I install these for customers).
Provide specific information about the need and I can provide a bunch of
sources for you to view.
Your simplest project may be to install an meter base and purchase a meter
like what is on your home. I have seen rebuilt 5 jaw meters for as little as
$50 bucks. If you have a 7 jaw then they are much more.
I will bet that your utility will shoot down the "other meter" unless there
is a huge load out there and then your in for a shock. My local utilities,
99.8% of the time allow only one meter on a residence. I do know of 2 people
that have separate meters on their shops. The meters are 3 phase and there
is more than 100 kw of load in each building.
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