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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.

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.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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