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How to beat a Smart Meter??
Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:51 PM
Any thoughts? or experience anyone like to share?
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:18 PM
I haven't heard of it, but sounds like that would truely suck. In this day and age anythings possible. Seems very costly for the company if its sole purpose is to catch home growers.
Are you sure they aren't just replacing them with the meters that can be read while driving by (remote monitoring/reading), instead of actually having to get out of the vehicle and physically reading it with their own eyes? Alot of cities in the US are being replaced with these, but shouldn't make a differance for the local home grower.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:34 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:53 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:18 PM
Its a good thing to have in a way, itll be cheaper prices at night like it should be, and theres no more "estimates"..
Its bad because they really monitor your usage and can limit it as well, so if your sucking back a lot every night theyll start to smell something funny lol..
Jeewhiz you think, I mean its canada, cold nights, how many ppl you think might have a space heater running at night, bet there's alot. Nope, they could care less about how much you use, its just more economical for them. They'll probably eliminate 1 out of every 3-4 meter reading jobs by installing them.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:34 AM
man they would not know what hit them with my place. lol! i've ben into aquariums for twenty years now and several tanks have several lighting systems including Floris, halides and hps. all coming on at different times and all having ballasts. even when you flick on a switch and the light burns out that spark in the bulb causes a fluctuation. or when your microwave runs the microwave emitter goes on and off wile in the time cycle. how could they possibly prove that the power spike was caused by a grow room?
Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:14 AM
Posted 23 February 2007 - 07:02 AM
please explain, sounds too good
Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:10 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:54 AM
I think the main concern is outages, meter reading and such..... could be wrong.. but they are trying to make things easier on themselves. Long as you pay the bill in a timely maner i think you wouldnt have an issue.. I am one of them that worries more than most.,,, as i mess with my meter every now and then.. RARELY but i do.. only weekend periods.. I will not mess anymore if they start installing in my comm.. not worth the chance... good luck all.. .
Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:09 AM
- My new girlfriend leaves the lights on all the time
- I started a cookie company in my kitchen and the oven is on all day
- My poor mother moved in and is on a dialysis machine
- My roommate got a new computer but decided to keep his old one running too
- I took up pottery and bought a kiln
- I was diagnosed with a skin condition and now have to wash and dry my bedsheets every day
- I am growing indoors -- orchids
- blah blah
A reasonable increase in electricity use is not grounds for a search warrant. A personal grow op doesn't use that much juice relative to other appliances.
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