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• brickers911
• 12th Jan 18, 4:29 PM
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brickers911
I,ve been giving my meter readings online to the supplier today and it got me thinking, how do they know that I have an imperial gas meter for which every unit is 1 cubic foot of gas as opposed to a cubic metre of gas which is considerably more. So as I give the readings in units ie this month it was 819 as opposed to the last reading 720, ive used 99 units this month. how do I know if im being billed for 99 cubic ft or 99 cubic metres?
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• matelodave
• 12th Jan 18, 4:40 PM
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matelodave
Have a look at your gas bill and see what they've used for the calculation. Have a shufti hetre to see the difference. Actually the units used are 100's of cubic ft - they dont count the red numbers

Last edited by matelodave; 12-01-2018 at 4:43 PM.
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• dogshome
• By dogshome 13th Jan 18, 8:16 AM
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dogshome
Your meter is marked m3 if it's Metric, or ft3 if it's Imperial

Imperial meters deliver 100 cubic feet of gas for each meter unit
Metric meters deliver 1 cubic metre of gas fer each meter unit, which is 183% less than an Imperial meter

Suppliers mixing up the type of meter you have are not uncommon - A quick check is to divide the number of KWh charged on the bill by the meter units used - If the answer is appx 11.2 you are being charged as having a Metric meter. - If the answer is appx 31.5 they think you have an Imperial meter
• Ectophile
• 13th Jan 18, 5:52 PM
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Ectophile
Imperial meters deliver 100 cubic feet of gas for each meter unit
Metric meters deliver 1 cubic metre of gas fer each meter unit, which is 183% less than an Imperial meter
Originally posted by dogshome
That doesn't make any sense. If your meter has gone up by 1m³, then the gas supplier has sucked 83 cubic feet of gas out of your home?
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