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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2016

does anyone have any information on nix & miller meter sockets

need to find out if the type of meter socket is still being made or if there is a substitute. One lug is broken.

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services


That is a brandname I have never heard of - but if an electrician took out the box (if necessary - some lugs bolt in from the front, but some are riveted in) and removed the broken lug he could likely get a replacement that fits at the local electrical supply wholesaler. You could call them with meter brand and model and ask first if they have the part - maybe get it yourself.

This is assuming you mean the prongs/lugs in the box. If you mean the ones on the back of the meter itself, I don't know if they could be replaced or not. Perhaps call your electric utility in either case - if the lug on the meter is broken might be their responsibility to replace - meters commonly belong to the utility. But even on the box lugs they might know where to get them, or perhaps even do the replacement themselves for a fee - some utilities will do that.

Nother alternative - here is a link to a number of meter base manufacturers and major distributors - you could broadcast eMail some of them with your meter/base model number and see if they have parts or replacement box -

Answered 4 years ago by LCD


BTW - here is a link to a previous similar question with response on what sort of cost you can expect - assuming new lugs can be obtained (I would change all while there if you find replacements).

Otherwise, if parts not available, a single-residence new meter and base typically runs about $350-600 installed, plus the electric company disconnect and reconnect charge which can be highly variable. Of course, if the meter and base if their responsibility, then they will charge for the whole job in one fee.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD


Ok - the link referenced in my second response did not take - here it is again -

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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