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    Heavy prepaid meter consumption

    Hi guys
    Went to a 2 bed 2 bath townhouse today.
    Still one of those old beige prepaid meters with the red lever at bottom.

    Owner says he is going through about 35 units A DAY with geyser, pool off.

    It's absolutely chowing he's power.
    Anyone seen this issue before?

    Meter has not been tampered or fiddled with.

    I turned mcb off the units stayed the same. Only plugs and lights on it chows again.
    Could meter be faulty?
    Out of "calibration"?

    What can I do for or suggest to this guy?
    Apply for a new meter?

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    I would install a check meter , even a 2nd hand one that has been stripped out from somewhere
    It will give you a better idea
    He might have an old fridge or freezer that is running all the time

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    Geyser thermostat faulty or set too high.

    Tumble drier

    Washing machine running all day

    aircons

    put a recorder on the supply

    it could be anything.

    For the record a standard house avg consumption is around 30 kwh per day
    Comments are based on opinion...not always facts....that's why people use an alias.

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