My gas meter was replaced about a year ago and I assumed it would have
been of the electronic type that could be read from outside the meter
box. However, my meter is in a locked external cupboard and whenever
the meter reader comes he always has to get access to read the meter.
Do the electronic meters still need a visual check - in which case what
use are they - or is it more likely that I don't have an electronic
On 9 Jan 2006 07:52:26 -0800, clangers email@example.com wrote:
| My gas meter was replaced about a year ago and I assumed it would have
| been of the electronic type that could be read from outside the meter
| box. However, my meter is in a locked external cupboard and whenever
| the meter reader comes he always has to get access to read the meter.
| Do the electronic meters still need a visual check - in which case what
| use are they - or is it more likely that I don't have an electronic
The keys to the ones I have seen are very simple triangular things.
Not difficult to make.
My mother in law asked for one and got it given by the then Gas Board.
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although remote meter reading was looked into it was decided not to follow
meter readers need to be able to access the meters for safety checks and
also to check you are not fiddling the supply
i come across on average 6 meters a day that are leaking gas to a explosive
rate and most of the time the occupier is unaware of the problem due to the
fact that they have just got used to the smell
it is also a legal requirement for the meters to be checked
The whole point of an external meter is for it to be read with occupant
either in or out, have a word with your supplier and demand you not being
disturbed for this purpose.
Sir Benjamin Middlethwaite
The whole point of the post is that the cupboard is *locked*. The
supplier will simply tell him not to lock the cupboard. The meter
readers all have the neccessey triangular keys for normal meter boxes.
On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 07:52:26 -0800, clangers_snout wrote:
AFAIK they are not installing the small gas meters (E6 type which
_operate_ using electronics), AFAIK it is because they were too inaccurate
in favour of the customter.
Many of the most recently installed meters have an electronic transponder
on them. This can read the meter from a van driving down the road.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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