Sub Metering for Water
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Sub Metering for Water (by mapleaf18 [NY]) May 17, 2024 10:22 AM
       Sub Metering for Water (by Nicole [PA]) May 17, 2024 2:34 PM
       Sub Metering for Water (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 17, 2024 3:27 PM
       Sub Metering for Water (by zero [IN]) May 18, 2024 10:08 AM
       Sub Metering for Water (by WMH [NC]) May 19, 2024 9:56 AM

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Sub Metering for Water (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 10:22 AM
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A while back Sid did a thread on sub metering but didn't have the exact brand name he used. We need to submeter our back to back duplex with 1/2" meters. Looking at DAE in which you can buy a separate component (gateway) to be able to read meters over the web.

Been to several LL bootcamps/seminars (not this one yet) and submetering is going to be the wave of the future since it will:

1. make tenants more responsible with their utility use

2. lessen the need for rent increases which we know where that's going.

Utilities included, even water, is going to be extinct as the dinosaurs in the coming years.

Anyone currently using water sub metering and have recommendations on which type to buy? I heard Neptune practically fell off the planet during C0V1d. Looking at the DAE with gateway down the road as these units are being gut rehabbed by DH right now.

--64.246.xxx.xx




Sub Metering for Water (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 2:34 PM
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I don't know your answer and I don't know the actual answer for Pennsylvania. HOWEVER, I have it in the recesses of my mind that our public utility commission does not allow that. Just a thought for others before they move forward to double check. --98.237.xxx.xx




Sub Metering for Water (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 3:27 PM
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On Amazon they sell water meters where most water meters use 3/4 where it maybe possible to go from 1/2 to 3/4 and back again. View some videos on You Tube about installing water meters. If using commercial Uponor pex then major plumbing renovations are a lot easier. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Sub Metering for Water (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 18, 2024 10:08 AM
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I know I was talking to people at the last con about this very subject. Sean[MA] had what you need. I will try and look thru my notes. If I don't see it I will send him a text on Monday and see if he will tell me again.

I have five duplexes I want to do this for, but I want actual meters so I need trenches from the street and a little extra plumbing under the houses themselves.

Have one place with a mom and twin 17 yo girls that is eating me up on water costs. Just put a mom a 2 yo and a 14 yo girl in the other side. All those showers and laundry runs are killing me. --107.147.xx.xx




Sub Metering for Water (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 19, 2024 9:56 AM
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We sub-meter both water and electricity on our ADUs. It's legal if you don't profit from it, but rather charge the tenant their exact usage, which we do anyway.

However, DH has to go read the meters on specific days to be accurate. He prefers to do this because it puts him on those property once a month and we have found some interesting things this way and are able to nip things in the bud befoe they become an issue. If it were ME, operating alone, I would just require the main tenant to go take a picture of the meter on the appropriate day. Since they are the one who are getting the break off the main bill, and everyone has a phone, I don't believe we would get any push-back.

He has set up a spreadsheet that does all the figuring for us. We then send a monthly invoice via email.

Works for us. --173.28.xx.xxx



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