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Old 12-09-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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I have a question for you. Did you ever sign up with someone who said you can save money by asking you for coned account number? If you did, that is most likely where that extra money is coming from.
no they knock on my door all the time
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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EFF Con ED.

When I was selling my condo in DUMBO last year, it sat vacant for about 6 months before it closed.
The Con ED bill would be like $25 for a 2 months (as expected for an empty apt), then $120, then back $25, and then $120.

When I inquired into it, they said it was because they used "estimated meter read" for some months instead of actually reading the effing meter.

I demanded a refund for the "Estimated reading" months, and they said they would.
Its been a year later and I have received no refund.

F U CON Ed.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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No this is my first con edison bill. Well apartment in my name.
If it's your first bill check and see if they are requiring a deposit.
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:54 AM
 
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no they knock on my door all the time

Call up Coned just to make sure no one had got a hold of your account number and change your account without your knowledge. At least knowing this is not taking place on your account would eliminate this as a possible problem.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:21 AM
 
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Call up Coned just to make sure no one had got a hold of your account number and change your account without your knowledge. At least knowing this is not taking place on your account would eliminate this as a possible problem.

Only thing someone could possibly do with an ill gotten ConEd account number is possibly put in a request to have service disconnected.


Billing is generated either via actual reading of meter or an estimate. With the first someone takes a physical reading of meter and records findings *under* the account number. The second is (now) a computer generated average based upon historical account usage. Neither way allows for someone to tie their bill or whatever onto yours.


Only way someone can came an ConEd account for usage is to steal service by either tapping into the meter/box and or running a cord from somewhere inside your home/apartment to theirs.


Another way would be to somehow tap/splice into the line after it leaves meter. That is very dangerous unless power is turned off.


Being as all this may as that recent explosion in East Village and subsequent findings/events afterwards, it is not uncommon for people to tap into another's gas or electric line.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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we use insulated piercing taps to access power lines after the meter with some of our energy mgmt systems we sold .

it can be done live with no issues .

you connect everything you want to hook up and when all is connected you pierce the insulation on the feeder lines as the last step . you turn a screw which pierces the insulation and livens the connections .

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Tap-Insu.../dp/B00CUNJ5X8
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