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Reduce Electricity Cost? Answered

Does the electricity meter count power used if I only used the live wire and channeled it to an independent earth pit?
In other words, I do not complete the cycle with the grid? Power comes in through the live, through meter then to earth?



8 years ago

No, you can't steal electricity that way. All they need to meter is the hot line; if there's current going through that, you're using power and you get billed for it. (In fact, the normal circuit IS from meter to house to an earth ground.)