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Old 02-13-2019, 12:57 PM
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The gas meter is set by the city utility department. Being that they are government, they get to it when they get to it and could care less if you or the builder get mad because you wanted to close and move in on a certain date. It is out of the builder's control for the most part.

Setting up deliveries and movers on or right around a closing date is always a bad idea. It is a first time home buyer mistake. Delays due to weather or scheduling contractors is common and sometimes can't be avoided.

If it is a big builder, they deal with all the complaining about these sorts of things from home buyers all the time and for the most part let you complain and then go on about their business. You could threaten to walk away from the deal since it isn't closing on the date you desired but they may tell you fine and just sell it to someone else depending on the market.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:45 PM
Location: North Texas
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Our gas meter was pretty much installed right before they did the foam insulation. Outside of the house they have this gauge installed where it constantly checks for pressure. That needs to be installed for testing reasons way before in time.
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Old Today, 02:44 PM
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Weather causing delays in finishing a home, are called Acts Of God, and the contract on the home is extended as needed when cannot do something because of weather.

And as closing cannot be completed on your home due to no utility meter, so no final inspection due to weather conditions, everything gets extended on the closing.

The weather is the one thing that the builder cannot control, so they are not considered at fault for this extension of closing. There will never be any payoff to you for the situation.
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