Plumbing Forum - Professional & DIY Plumbing Forum > General Plumbing Discussion > General Plumbing Help > Moving an inside water meter



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
Uniquenamehere
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 3
Default Moving an inside water meter

Hello all,

I'm going to be building a basement bathroom and we have a water meter in the exact spot that I want to build the shower. I would imagine this is something I have to contact the city about, but I can't find anything specific to it via their website.

Anyone have any experience with this in the City of Toronto?

Thanks in advance!


Martin



__________________
Uniquenamehere is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
Mr_David
Easily Amused
 
Mr_David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Santee,Ca
Posts: 1,221
Liked 82 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

How do they read the meter. Is it a new smart meter that gets read electronicly?
You might want to check your water bill and call the water utility that provides the water. The meter usually belongs to them unless it's a submeter.
Some developed properties have a main water meter and submeters for the each individual unit on the property. Find out who the meter belongs to and go from there.



__________________

. . . . . . . . . . -(@@)- . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . ----o00--()--00o----. . . . .

Mr_David is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2011, 02:59 AM   #3
Uniquenamehere
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for the reply Mr David.

We have a small device attached to the wall outside that gets read. The meter on the inside looks very old but still had power running to it (house was built in 1952). Based on our climate in Canada I believe the meters were originally installed (and read) inside to keep from freezing.

I was hoping to find someone who's walked through already without calling the city; They're about as painful as a root canal to deal with.

__________________
Uniquenamehere is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2011, 03:02 AM   #4
havasu
Administrator
PLF_ADMIN.png
 
havasu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,737
Liked 546 Times on 450 Posts
Likes Given: 93

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniquenamehere View Post
I was hoping to find someone who's walked through already without calling the city; They're about as painful as a root canal to deal with.
Welcome to our world!
__________________
havasu is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
Uniquenamehere
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 3
Default

I've spoken to the city and they confirmed that the meter can be moved up to 36" from where the source enters the house.

Cheers.



__________________
Uniquenamehere is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Meter Going Backward tranelch General Plumbing Help 16 07-07-2013 02:29 PM
remote-read water meter matt3336 General Plumbing Help 6 06-01-2012 09:05 PM
Home water meter installation robgr General Plumbing Help 2 06-03-2011 01:24 PM
Searching for water meter parts smithmiller6 General Plumbing Help 2 05-04-2010 05:05 AM