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Mounted On Old Wall Below Trash
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San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 30 December 2012)
(Photo taken 15:20:17 Sunday 20 November 2011)
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A fairly new electricty meter was found mounted on an old wall just below old rebar and razor wire and a plastic bag filled with the unknown.


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On Blue Painted Wall With Blue Painted Wires
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León, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 30 December 2012)
(Photo taken 12:54:41 Wednesday 16 November 2011)
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An old electricity meter was mounted on a newly painted blue wall. The sloppy paint job caused some of the wires to become blue, but an old paint job edged the meter's face in brown.


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Numbered meter found downtown Lima
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Lima, Peru
(Photo posted Sunday 14 March 2010)
(Photo taken 11:43:42 Saturday 4 April 2009)
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The number of each meter was stenciled to the outside of each box. This box was found just inside the entryway to a home.


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A rusty meter near the ocean
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Marin Headlands, Marin County, California
(Photo posted Sunday 14 March 2010)
(Photo taken 12:08:48 Sunday 29 March 2009)
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This power meter was found mounted to the cinder block wall of the restrooms near the parking lot and bus stop. It was dirty and rusted because it was near the beach and ocean.


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Each office was individually metered
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Point Reyes Station, California
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 12:54:04 Sunday 9 November 2008)
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A building held many offices. At the side of the building was set of small windowed doors covering individual meters.


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This meter was clumsily sheltered from rain
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Quepos, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 09:48:48 Friday 19 September 2008)
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Along side the road from Quepos to Manual Antonio, this power meter was found attached to a board embedded into the concrete of the stand.


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The first step a power meter, the last a clock
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 15:37:38 Saturday 13 September 2008)
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The power meter for this home was installed on a fence post at the base of the front stairs. There were two weather heads at the top of the pipe (not shown). One received the power, the other fed it overhead to the house.


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Roadside meters were in a bright red box
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Nature Cruise, Mono Azul, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 13:57:12 Thursday 11 September 2008)
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A wooden box of power meters provided electricity to a farm next to the restaurant. Note that power from each meter was turned off and on using knife switches.


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Open meter box illustrated use of a knife switch
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Nature Cruise, Mono Azul, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 12:41:10 Thursday 11 September 2008)
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This power meter was found outside and across the street from the restaurant. It appeared to be power for a sign, but the wiring appeared very unsafe.


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A meter was attached to the side of the building
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Nature Cruise, Mono Azul, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 12:11:18 Thursday 11 September 2008)
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On a cruise of the interior this modest home was seen on shore. Even in the jungle, a home had access to electricity. Note how the meter was installed high and just under the eve of the roof to protect it from rain.


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Seaside weather can be hard on electrical components
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Turtle Beach Lodge, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 09:13:10 Tuesday 9 September 2008)
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This box was used to protect the power meter. Because the box was within a fifty paces of the beach, it had rusted with fierce determination.


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In the city, a more urbane electricity meter
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San Jóse, Costa Rica
(Photo posted Sunday 30 November 2008)
(Photo taken 12:50:30 Sunday 7 September 2008)
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The striped board drew the eye to this power meter. Nothing subtle about a meter on the front of a building.


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Festively decorated weather head
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(2007) Carcassonne, France, E.U.
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Festively decorated weather head


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