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Does anybody know how to remove the meter cover? Do the meters have to be removed? This feeds a duplex townhouse and I do not want to touch the bottom meter. If I touch it, it might also break.. The top breaker is arcing and I do not want to pull on it too much because I am not familiar with this meter stack. An old ITE brand. The breaker is one of those odd 4 pole 125 amp.
pretty sure ya gotta pull em both bruh. Just put it right back while you’re workin.
 

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That's the problem. It is an al electric house and it is getting cold. I told them to shut off and drain the water.
thats why i said what i said....errr typed. pull the meters, get cover off, put neighbors meter back, do rest of ur work. does that no seem possible in ur scenario? i cant say, im not there lol

slay, last one i did like 900 years ago was 1200, lemme look...brb
 

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thats why i said what i said....errr typed. pull the meters, get cover off, put neighbors meter back, do rest of ur work. does that no seem possible in ur scenario? i cant say, im not there lol

slay, last one i did like 900 years ago was 1200, lemme look...brb
wrong again...had one the other day, not today.
900+tax for the sidebyside, 1200+tax for up/down
 

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If I pull the second meter even fir a second, the homeowner will know and I am worried the main disconnect for the second meter won't turn back on. There is heavy arcing on the top meter. It could be the breaker or the buss bar. IDK. yet.
omg no chit sherlock. so then you need to make nice and communicate as needed and make it happen. unless u have a magic wand here, u gotta do it bruh. time to get off the training wheels and plan ahead and or do whats needed to get the job done.
 

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I know what I have to do but the two homeowners have to work it out. The second one does not want me touching their meter or disconnect. If I break it I have to fix it they said.
youre in a pickle, no doubt, but youre IN IT. so now all that matters is how u GET OUT.consider this learning experience for what it is on the next job and next job and etc.
 

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do these 2 families each own half of a single building or is there a landlord renting to them?
if they each own half, then they should not share electrical equipment, but have their own
Except many multi family dwellings have sockets like this
 

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Great thread, good learning for biz owners

A very wise contractor once told me
"Being an EC is a great way to make a living, as long as people aren't involved"

Ours is an interesting trade, the electrically illiterate make infrastructure decisions
Smh
being a small ec sucks. being a bigger ec sucks with more money. lol
 
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