How To Get Free Electricity In Pre-1980's! Not A Scam!

HMS_Dave

Senior Member
Location
Midlands
Like many, in the 80's when living with my parents, we had a pre pay meter for Electricity which we used to have to insert 50p to make electricity happen in your house. The cunning bastards at the electricity board would lock up the 'safe' in your house and install a tamper proof seal in it to make sure you we'rent fiddling things.

Well, 30+ years on i have the solution.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6MuZhzqKGA


Enjoy your free electricity time travelers!
 
The problem with that, is you're only really giving yourself a loan, as the money in the box was to pay for what you'd used. If there wasn't enough in, you'd still owe it.
 

Tenkaykev

Über Member
Location
Poole
Like many, in the 80's when living with my parents, we had a pre pay meter for Electricity which we used to have to insert 50p to make electricity happen in your house. The cunning bastards at the electricity board would lock up the 'safe' in your house and install a tamper proof seal in it to make sure you we'rent fiddling things.

Well, 30+ years on i have the solution.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6MuZhzqKGA


Enjoy your free electricity time travelers!
One of my favourite YouTube channels
 

Slick

Guru
My old father in law used to get up to all sorts of dodges with the worst one probably the lump of lead formed into a 50p shape with some fishing but attached so he could pull it back out 9f the box after it registered. Nothing really worked though until some guy came in and rigged it. Everyone I know who had a meter got this guy to rig it, lasted a few good years round here until they went digital.
 

derrick

The Glue that binds us together.
Like many, in the 80's when living with my parents, we had a pre pay meter for Electricity which we used to have to insert 50p to make electricity happen in your house. The cunning bastards at the electricity board would lock up the 'safe' in your house and install a tamper proof seal in it to make sure you we'rent fiddling things.

Well, 30+ years on i have the solution.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6MuZhzqKGA


Enjoy your free electricity time travelers!
There where other ways. But i cant tell you as i may incrimenate myself.😉
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
We used to love the meter box being emptied, always got a handful of 50p coins back and no bill to pay. :becool:
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
My solar panels make the electricity meter run backwards when the sun shines. Its not supposed to do that, it's an old meter incompatible with the panels. The installer filled out the form to tell them. I've emailed them and written to them, and still they do bugger all to sort it. In the meantime my electricity bill is 3 or 4 quid a month, and my solar FIT is about 400 a quarter.
 
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