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But would you?

Sure, after all they are screwing us.
4 (36.4%)
Too worried I'd get caught
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Nope, I'm too honest for all that malarchy.
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Author Topic: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!  (Read 10699 times)

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Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« on: January 11, 2009, 23:18:48 PM »
I  think that was the infamous line from Brooky any way ;D

Simple enough though. If you could would you fiddle your fuel bills. Me, I havent so far but I do know that I am being right royally f*cked by British Gas as we ended up with one of those poxy pre-payment meters about 5 years ago when I had some major cash flow problems. At present its quite comfortably munching its way through 90 - 100 worth of gas a month. Now I have the ability to both buy (for around 40 on Ebay) and install another gas meter at our house. In other words, take the proper one out for two weeks out of four so to speak and reduce my gas bill by half. TBH, I am giving this some major consideration at present as I am so pissed with BG but I guess I am curious as to what other people's  thoughts are on this matter.


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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 23:20:44 PM »
if i could, i would  >:(
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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 06:07:18 AM »
I feel your pain, I'm on leccy only here and it stings my bank balance every month  :(

I did choose 'sure....'  but I think I'd still be cautious about actually rigging my own meter.... (or bypassing it at least).

*I did help someone else do just that ages ago, I'll admit  >:D

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 06:29:16 AM »
I'm on leccy only too, but I do live alone so I guess the bills are far less than for a family - still resent the cost though.

I personally wouldn't have the guts to do it - I'm one of those poeple that does nowt wrong, but the one time I did I would be the one getting caught.  :(

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 19:42:32 PM »
The moral issue is covered here...
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There was a guy where I used to live connected his house to his neighbour's electric meter He did time for that I think. It was either that or the flashing, I can't remember which. Or it might have been for getting his daughter pregnant.  :-\

Another guy I know runs his house off the street lights. He's not been caught yet. Not for that anyway.

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 21:31:48 PM »
"It would appear that the good Lord himself like's it toastie" FPMSL! :2funny:


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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 22:11:57 PM »
Too worried I'd get caught,we have enough scams going on in this house as it is  :o

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 22:13:17 PM »
we have enough scams going on in this house as it is  :o

Really? ??? :coolsmiley:


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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 22:17:59 PM »
With Obs, 10 to 1 I'd Get caught The First time I tried any Scam like That

But how Would you Get Around the Broken Seals on The Meters ??

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 23:09:46 PM »
Use walruses instead - more durable.

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 23:12:26 PM »
but their tusks can interfere with the wiring...i say MANATEES!
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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 06:39:46 AM »
I can bark like a seal   ;D

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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 19:38:09 PM »

But how Would you Get Around the Broken Seals on The Meters ??

You can buy them on Ebay as well ;D


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Re: Dont leave me Dot, i'll stop fiddling the lecky!
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009, 19:27:49 PM »
If \I could I would. When we got our house it was a new build and they all had prepayment electric meters.  Up until last May it was costing about 10-15 per week - it is now 20-30 per week. We only have gas central heating but am waiting for the letter telling me the direct debit for gas is rising extortionately.  :tickedoff:
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