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Question DetailsAsked on 10/31/2017

who s respnsible for the meter box in wallingford, ct.

The meter box is rusted out along the bottom

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Here is a link to a newsletter from the Wallingford Electric Utility (assuming that is who your power comes from) - toward the bottom right is an article title Who Owns What on that - and it specifically says the meter box is yours and your responsibility to maintain, while the meter itself belongs to them.

http://www.town.wallingford.ct.us/ima...

Of course, your electrician will likely have to coordinate with them to have the power supply disconnected during the changeout - you should make that and any building permits part of his responsibility.

I would also look at either putting a protective awning or lean-to shed roof put over it to protect from rain accumulation, or if in an area of heavy blowing rain or snow maybe get a waterproof or stainless box installed - though a brandname box like GE or Siemens or Square-D (muy personal favorite) commonly lasts about 40-50 years before significant rust occurs in all but salt water exposure.

Here is a link to a previous similar question with some ballpark cost info - in your area I would expect more in the upper half than lower half of the stated cost range.

http://answers.angieslist.com/Cost-ch...

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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