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    • damole
    • By damole 12th Sep 17, 4:23 PM
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    Old fasjioned meter reading
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:23 PM
    Old fasjioned meter reading 12th Sep 17 at 4:23 PM
    I just started with Scottish Power and my meter is of the old fashioned dial type. I am not allowed to post links as a new user so I will post the photo of the meter once I am allowed.
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Sep 17, 4:27 PM
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    • #2
    • 12th Sep 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:27 PM
    Hi,

    so is it like this,



    this one reads 96191, ignore the red digits.

    Edit: oops, 96161
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 12-09-2017 at 5:17 PM.
    Y'all take care now.
    • damole
    • By damole 12th Sep 17, 4:43 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:43 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:43 PM
    The meter reading hasn't changed since I moved in. The photo of the initial reading and today's reading are identical. Scottish Power are going to send someone out to check.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
    Hi,

    so if needle is over say 4, look to dial on right, if it has not yet past the 0 then it's a 3, if past the 0 then it's 4.
    Y'all take care now.
    • dggar
    • By dggar 12th Sep 17, 4:56 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Sep 17, 4:56 PM
    • #5
    • 12th Sep 17, 4:56 PM
    Hi,

    so is it like this,



    this one reads 96191, ignore the red digits.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    I read that as 96160(8)
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
    Hi,

    yes, but ignore the red, only used in meter testing.
    Y'all take care now.
    • dggar
    • By dggar 12th Sep 17, 5:03 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Sep 17, 5:03 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:03 PM
    Hi,

    yes, but ignore the red, only used in meter testing.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    That's why I put it in brackets to show why I was 31 kWh less than your reading.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
    Hi,

    That's why I put it in brackets to show why I was 31 kWh less than your reading.
    Originally posted by dggar
    oops, , I've correct previous post, I'll go to the corner now.

    Y'all take care now.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 12th Sep 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:35 PM
    I hope someone somewhere is keeping at least a few old meters like that. I asked recently and was told anything non-digital was going in a recycling skip. It would be nice to know there was a museum somewhere that the 'digital kids' will be able to go one day and see how it was done in the past.

    The Brand Museum in London is a real education... and shows the importance of some people hoarding 'rubbish'
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    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 12th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    Hi,



    oops, , I've correct previous post, I'll go to the corner now.

    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    You had two attempts at it and eventually got it right, and YOU are the one constantly correcting my grammar..You stick to that and leave the dial meters alone..get in the corner !
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Sep 17, 6:42 PM
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    Hi,

    You had two attempts at it and eventually got it right, and YOU are the one constantly correcting my grammar..You stick to that and leave the dial meters alone..get in the corner !
    Originally posted by House Martin
    jings, might've known you'd stick your neb in.

    Edit: just noticed, you've got 2 full stops (..) after grammar, and it should be commas (,,) after alone.
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 12-09-2017 at 6:46 PM.
    Y'all take care now.
    • damole
    • By damole 1st Oct 17, 12:34 PM
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    I'm getting meter tomorrow. Problem solved. I will still post the image of the old meter if my user status gets promoted.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 1st Oct 17, 2:06 PM
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    not sure how you get updated - I still can't paste images or attachments
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    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 1st Oct 17, 3:24 PM
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    not sure how you get updated - I still can't paste images or attachments
    Originally posted by matelodave
    The ability to post links is restricted for new users.

    The restriction is automatically lifted once you have met prescribed criteria

    The exact criteria is kept strictly confidential () but I think I'm not giving away any secrets by confirming a member for 6 years with almost 3000 posts to their name is no longer restricted.

    (The ability to host images, files, etc on the MSE server is not permitted, except for MSE staff. You have to host the material elsewhere and post a link to it. If you use the necessary tools/coding, you can get images to display in the thread even though they are hosted elsewhere)
    Last edited by footyguy; 01-10-2017 at 3:27 PM.
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 1st Oct 17, 4:27 PM
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    Hi,

    yes, but ignore the red, only used in meter testing.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    I remember as a kid filling in the meter reading cards that the electricity board leave when you are not in and that had space for the red number. It's tenths of a kwh. Obviously now you only give to the whole KWH on readings.
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 1st Oct 17, 4:31 PM
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    I just started with Scottish Power and my meter is of the old fashioned dial type. I am not allowed to post links as a new user so I will post the photo of the meter once I am allowed.
    Originally posted by damole
    scottishpower have put a video on youtube for you
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09dz077qrBk
    How to read your meter: Electric Dial Meter - ScottishPower
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