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 Post subject: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Oct Thu 06, 2016 1:27 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa13_l-qjBE

Looks good to me :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Oct Thu 06, 2016 5:42 pm 
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In our "neck of the woods" most house meters are remote-read digital where I doubt if this would work; and if it did, if they knew who did it, it could involve a hefty fine (don't ask me how I know!).


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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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This is BS! The cup of water and wires do nothing and maybe the magnets would slow down the meter but I doubt it. Don't trust what you see online!

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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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Fool proof way to cut your bills in half, and it works.

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Of course, you still have to pay the full amount but it does cut the bill in half.


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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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I think the video is faked. Watch again and notice how loud the cars in the background are all the time except when the meter is running backwards. Then they are hardly noticeable. So low that I can't tell if they sound normal or reversed like the video is running backwards. So, I'll say that I think he's spliced in a scene running in reverse.

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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Oct Mon 17, 2016 2:50 am 
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Dennis H. wrote:
I think the video is faked. Watch again and notice how loud the cars in the background are all the time except when the meter is running backwards. Then they are hardly noticeable. So low that I can't tell if they sound normal or reversed like the video is running backwards. So, I'll say that I think he's spliced in a scene running in reverse.
You must be talking about a different video.

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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Oct Mon 17, 2016 1:44 pm 
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wiscojim wrote:
Dennis H. wrote:
I think the video is faked. Watch again and notice how loud the cars in the background are all the time except when the meter is running backwards. Then they are hardly noticeable. So low that I can't tell if they sound normal or reversed like the video is running backwards. So, I'll say that I think he's spliced in a scene running in reverse.
You must be talking about a different video.

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Yep. This is the video that played when I clicked on that link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8vi5netiLU

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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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Those old meters COULD be slowed down by placing a magnatron magnet next to the meter. I am talking about a magnet that weighs 20 pounds (or more) or so

This worked well when the meter was inside the house which gives the owner time to remove the magnet when somebody knocks on the door

Then the meter moved outside

Then the meters went to electronic with automatic reporting electricity usage to a central point


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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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I know that the meter movement parts, at my house, are made of non ferrous metals (brass aluminum etc...) .
Those magnets would have no effect.
And what is that with the cup of distilled water ?
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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
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Terrence wrote:
I know that the meter movement parts, at my house, are made of non ferrous metals (brass aluminum etc...) .
Those magnets would have no effect.
And what is that with the cup of distilled water ?
Terry D



Magnets were used in the older meters to exert drag on the spinning aluminum
disk rotor.

Pure water influences the second Chakra


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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2016 1:00 am 
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radiotechnician wrote:
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Pure water influences the second Chakra


If I was a deity of public utilities, I'd be a little miffed about given a glass of water as an offering. I think at least a good steak diner, would be a minimum sacrifice to the gods. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Cut your electric bill in half ;]
PostPosted: Dec Thu 08, 2016 7:31 am 
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About 30 years ago, our meter covers were made of plastic instead of glass. People would drill a small hole in the bottom and stick a piece of wire through the hole and into one of the many holes in the rotor to stop it from spinning. I hate these new "smart" meters......

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