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Old 06-01-2012, 07:11 AM
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Years ago, actually decades ago, I lived in the Boston area. Due to the VERY rocky soil, a lot of places did not have natural gas for heat, and "all electric" houses were popular. I actually had one. In the winter, I could spin that meter like a gyroscope. (I made sure my next house had natural gas, lesson learned).

did you try the old magnet on the meter trick? heard rumors it makes the gyroscope turn slower....then again ive heard rumors about alien abduction and pills that can make me skinny even if I eat whole pizzas for dinner
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did you try the old magnet on the meter trick?
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:32 PM
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I cant wiki at work (where I am now), but if that was some kinda warning it was only a joke....i do understand its theft.
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did you try the old magnet on the meter trick? heard rumors it makes the gyroscope turn slower....then again ive heard rumors about alien abduction and pills that can make me skinny even if I eat whole pizzas for dinner
No, I used the "Pray for Pilgrim" approach. Pilgrim was the local nuclear power plant. When it was running my (preferred "all electric home") rate was $0.02/kWh. When Pilgrim was down, it was $0.03/kWh, a 50% increase (I used a LOT of kilowatt hours). I LOVED Pilgrim.
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Thats a nice story, funny phrase "Pray for Pilgrim"
Id pray for him too.....50% OUCH!!!!
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At one time the magnet trick worked because the spinning wheel was magnetic. Then they made the spinning wheel out of aluminum and well the jig was up.
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At one time the magnet trick worked because the spinning wheel was magnetic. Then they made the spinning wheel out of aluminum and well the jig was up.
OH...OH MY.....If I didnt know any better I would say that comes from a man of exepriene!!! You Bad Bad Wolf.
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Awwwww gosh, it weren't nuttin'.
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SSSSHHHHHH the gobermant monitors the internet for terrorists and utility scammers, be very very quiet!!!
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