Starting another thread off the power factor thread. You can get free
power if you steal it.
I heard a war story on the job where an electrician wired his AC ahead
of the meter by putting a C type fitting in the conduit in his attic.
He also wired a relay across the load side of the meter where, if the
power company pulled the meter, the relay would drop out causing the
AC to stop.
I am not suggesting anyone steal power. I am just repeating a war
story for my entertainment, in case I am the only one interested.