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Old 07-18-2010, 08:21 PM   #21
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Yes, but this idiot was stealing power right on broadcast TV,and there was no reason to even climb up there. the whole thing could have been temped in from the ground
Not to defend the idiot, but he was disconnecting the old service in order to install a new service.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #22
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I guess I got the point of all of the people who replied to my post.

thank you for responding.
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Yes, but this idiot was stealing power right on broadcast TV,and there was no reason to even climb up there. the whole thing could have been temped in from the ground

Here it is common practice to hook up temp power to the POCO wires and no one ever said it was "theft"
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Here it is common practice to hook up temp power to the POCO wires and no one ever said it was "theft"
Common practice doesn't make it right. It is theft, you are stealing power.


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Common practice doesn't make it right. It is theft, you are stealing power.
The POCO never had a problem with it.. besides I make the final tap connections for them.

THAT saves the POCO a lot more money than the $.20 for a KWH I might use to power drop light and radio.
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The POCO never had a problem with it.. besides I make the final tap connections for them.

THAT saves the POCO a lot more money than the $.20 for a KWH I might use to power drop light and radio.
LIPA is definetly the best with temp(non metered) wiring. Droplights and whole houses. I got a house around the corner that has had jumpers in its meter since last summer, she's in no hurry to have her pan replaced.
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The POCO never had a problem with it..
That's fine, if they specifically allow you to do it then you are alright. But them "not having a problem with it" doesn't mean it isn't against their terms of service.
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Not to defend the idiot, but he was disconnecting the old service in order to install a new service.


Well duh! (I did say I watched it)

ANd I've only done about 1000 identical setups. I would have unscewed the old meter base, swung it out of the way, install new meter base, jumper from old to new,,,,,,,and plug meter back in. It stays temped like that until POCO makes the permenent tie in. There is never any theft,,,,and I never cut the drop,,,only unplug the meter for a few minutes.
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The POCO never had a problem with it.. besides I make the final tap connections for them.

THAT saves the POCO a lot more money than the $.20 for a KWH I might use to power drop light and radio.


Around here, if a meter reader caught you doing it, there would be threats of sending you to jail, it's been told me and several other contractor that it is POWER THEFT.
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