So what's going on with these?
Why are we getting 50 million meters in half as many households? That's illogical.
How come my neighbour just got their old spinning disk meter replaced with a basic digital meter that isn't smart? They weren't asked about smart meters at all.
I've got a 3 year old digital economy 7 type meter, and I've never been asked.
Is it true that they're pointless, because although they can read the meter remotely, they still have to come out just as often to check them for safety anyway?
Thank you velly much. I'm not Wan King the chef, I'm Fu King the owner.
They came to fit me one. But it would not transmit from the meter to my
house, so they went away with their (meter0 tails between their legs! As
I have no problem with my router, phone and modem working over the
distance what are they using 2 cocoa tins and a bit of wet string?
No, it's just easier for them to do, and just as easy to bypass.
No it isn't. Oh look, Mrs Smith does the washing on a Tuesday. So?! That doesn't mean she's in. Most people's heating is gas, so not detectable with an electric meter. And some people like me leave it on 24/7 so you can't tell a thing.
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
Everybody's consumption varies for all sorts of reasons. If I was a burglar I wouldn't take your low consumption as enough proof you weren't in. Better to watch your house for vehicle activity (which most people store outside).
More and more cities are instituting a 10:30 PM curfew for everyone younger than 18.
Experts say keeping teens indoors at night is the only way to make the streets safe for adults.
Didn't work for my burglar. I deliberately parked the car on the street
a couple of streets away, walked back, lurked out of view in the house,
grabbed the bugger when I could hear that he was inside the house.
Called the cops with him wriggling in hand, had the female cop start
whacking him in the chest when he said something I didn't quite catch
to her, watched him load his pants.
Then when down the cop shop giving them a statement,
his mum showed up and was abusing the cops at the
cop of her voice as she stormed in thru the front door.
One of our local abos.
They had been in the day before I live next door the a park that quite
a few of the kids going to the local highschool walk thru on the way
to school and noticed that some of them were looking rather obviously
at my place as they walked past, something they don't normally do.
I didn't lose much, mostly really weird stuff like a cup full of biros etc
that sits on the main desk the PC monitor sits on, a full bottle of scotch,
frozen pizzas out of the freezer and stuff like that. Had to be kids.
So it was rather obvious who had robbed the place the day
before, so I decided to lay in wait to see what eventuated.
Turns out that they had looted something like 10 places the first day,
their cousins who normally live out on the edge of town in a cluster
of houses of what you lot call council housing, had stayed overnight
in the house of one of their relos in town and went on a burglary spree.
On another occasion the cops rang me on Saturday morning to say
that they had caught a couple who had been quite literally wandering
around the street with a wheel barrow helping themselves to what they
could find out of the cars in the street. I'd been out to a pissup the night
before, in the days before I brewed my own beer. I had got some beer
from the drive thru bottle shop. The just open the passengers door and
put what you want on the passenger's seat. I had forgotten to lock that
door when I got home after the pissup, in the days before central locking.
They didn't get much, just a torch etc.
Those are usually too rabid to bother with like the weatherlawyer wanker.
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