Meter Bases

Meter Base Repair

Need a meter base installed or updated? Remodeling your home and need a new meter base installed? Has the city or utility company required that you upgrade your meter base on your older home? No problem! Barney’s Electric will gladly be at your service!

So, what exactly is a meter base and why would you change one out? Both of these questions will be answered for you below, and if you have further questions or if we can assist you in any way please contact Barney’s Electric 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

What Is A Meter Base?

The meter base is where the power comes in from the power company and the meter goes into. The meter is read on a monthly basis to determine electrical usage for the previous month. Meter bases have wires and lugs where the wires attach. These lugs over years can become loose and burn up; wires can be over loaded and burn up. Once this happens our technicians at Barney’s Electric will take out a city permit and replace the meter and any other damages and then it get inspected by the city to get power restored.

Meter Bases generally do not have to be replaced very often, but they do on occasion. Below you will find reasons why a meter base would have to be replaced.

  1. Your meter base may be old and outdated – possibly not even up to city electrical code.
  2. Your meter base may be outdated so that would not pass under current National Electric Code (NEC). This means it most likely isn’t up to city code. In the event that you sell your home, the new owner may request for it to be replaced prior to closing.
  3. If a permit is pulled with a city for other electrical work being performed at the home, the city may also require that the meter base be brought up to current code as well.
  4. You may be changing the size of the electrical service in the home which may also require a new meter base be installed.
  5. When upgrading the electrical panel in the home, it may be necessary to replace the meter base.

Most importantly, like any other electrical components, safety is the number one concern. If you are concerned about the safety of your meter base, or have any questions, please contact Barney’s Electric at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

simplegreen
simplegreen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days ago

Great experience with Barney. He's on the smaller side company wise which i prefer as it affords you access directly to the owner. Quality work and even provides estimates with out requiring a service fee. Which i think is a no brainer. Why would i pay a company to come and tell me how much im going to pay them. Estimates should be free. Looking forward to doing more work in the future with Barney.

jack bennett
jack bennett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

This is Tonya writing this on my husband phone...
Wow!!! Amazing is all I can say!! After 3 electricians who gave huge quotes and set up times to rip out everything and start anew. Mr Barney and his assistant went into my garage and fixed it all in five minutes. My husband and I are in shock thinking there is no way that just happened. So happy. And the laidback funny attitudes put us at ease. Highly recommend these guys!!!

Philip Shaner
Philip Shaner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Two circuits from the house out to a new gate, some 149 feet, and then wired new lights, power outlets, and a photo couple at the pole. One of the circuits was to feed the gate opener and another was for lights and outlets.

After securing several bids, Barney's was the most reasonable. Of the three bids, another electrician was about 600 dollars higher than Barney, and Rockwall Electric gave me an estimate for four thousand six hundred dollars for exactly the same work. Barney's quote was less than half that!

Well, any fool alive can make the decision to go with the lower bid, but it was more than that to me. Barney is just a down to earth guy, and his sidekick completes the pair - two dedicated guys serious about what they do and doing it right.

They made arrangements for the trenching and ensured it took place the same day they laid the conduit and ran the lines, and the trench was filled in before the end of the day. Given the rains here lately, that took coordination.

And the best part? It all worked the first time. Not many of the providers perform as expected the first time around. This one did. Hire HIM, you will not be sorry.