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Oct 25, 2005
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Can you slow down or stop your utility meter by using a really strong magent?

Is it possible to slow down or stop the meter and possibly save some money by using a really strong magent? Just curious...and if anyone has done it before ;)
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Deal Fanatic
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Nov 15, 2005
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Yeah go try it.. it'll either slow down, speed up or stay the same.

Can't hurt!
Beans, beans, the magically fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So eat your beans at every meal.
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Jun 26, 2005
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Or, it will stop it and mess it up and you'll have to pay for the damages.... hehe
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trouble with the bills? stop surfing the internet, it consumes a lot of juice.
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Plus what if they come to read your meter while the magnet is on it.. you'll be in large doo-doo.
Beans, beans, the magically fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So eat your beans at every meal.
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Apr 4, 2003
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this reminds me of a friend tried to rollback cars mileage. He succeeded cutting down 100k mileages but it also went backward :confused: afterward.
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Jul 2, 2003
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My uncle did this in my home country back in Asia. He got caught and had to pay a huge fine.

Although the electricity meters look similar, I would like to think that Canada, being a 1st world country, would have measures to prevent people from actually doing this.

But by all means, give it a shot and save on your electricity bill!!! :D
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Jul 27, 2004
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why not just bash it with a baseball bat and stop it entirely?
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Aug 15, 2005
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LF: A strong magnet. ... oops. wrong forum. :D
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Jan 30, 2006
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This is theft, plain and simple.

It's no different than shoplifting or stealing cars.
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Magnets do not work anymore.. no. they are made with non-magnetic materials. Back in the day my grandpa used to do it though.. (40+ years ago)
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Nov 22, 2004
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Why dont you just wire your house to that street lamp out front???
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Apr 28, 2005
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I have the STRONGEST magnet ever...fs :P seriously tho this thing is amazing...it's used for giving to cows so the nails they've eaten sticks to it..cool thing
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15-20_God wrote:why not just bash it with a baseball bat and stop it entirely?
Reminds me of Homer Simpson saying, "I'll bash you good!!!"

Don't remember which episode though.
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