FAQ's Gas Meter Cover
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CAN THEY STILL READ THE METERS?
Yes. One reason for the lightweight materials is so that they can be easily lifted and moved if physical access to the meter is required by the utilities or the homeowner. Also the perforations and openings allow for direct electronic reading of the meters by the utilities by simply driving by and taking the readings without having to move the planter.
IS IT LEGAL TO COVER UTILITY METERS?
Yes. According to the gas and electric utilities the meters can be covered or housed if certain criteria are met. In order to meet those criteria the utility worker has to be able to physically access the meter. The need to physically access the meter is so rare as to be essentially never. The most important type of access is sending and receiving a clear signal. Transparency to remote meter reading is built into the design.
HAVE THE UTILITIES APPROVED THIS PRODUCT?
Yes, we have personally met with and spoken with both the legal and engineering departments of the gas (PGW) and electric (PECO) utilities in Philadelphia PA to get approval and followed their specific criteria, specifications and requirements.
HOW DO THE UTILITY COMPANIES FEEL ABOUT COVR?
Both the Philadelphia utilities companies, (PECO and PGW), know this is a visual problem and they’ve been looking for a solution. They have heard from frustrated homeowner and understand that this is a visual problem. Many homeowners are attempting to come up with home made solutions, some made of wood, which is flammable and not ventilated, and that is problematic. After we met with the utility companies, they gave us the go ahead as long as we met their criteria.
ARE THEY WEATHER RESISTANT ?
Absolutely, This is the main reason we are so successful! The materials used in our applications hold up no matter what season it is. They handle extreme temperatures, offer UV Protection, are salt spray resistant and will not crack or become brittle from freeze/thaw cycles. We also have no plastics in our planters that can become rigid or breakdown.
IS THIS PRODUCT FIRE RETARDANT?
We use a high-density EPS core that gives the planter its insulated quality and durability for daily temperature extremes. Our planters are rated up to 150 degrees, so please keep planters 5’ away from heat sources like fire pits and barbecue grills. It self-extinguishes when flame is removed.
WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?
We use a high-density EPS core that gives the planter its insulated quality and durability for daily temperature extremes. They are then overlaid with a Polyurea coating and then finished with Dryvit Ameristone stucco. So they are very durable and yet light weight
CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY ORDER?
Yes, We will work with the homeowner to customize a size and shape based on their unique requirements. In the first year of our launch, we'll have a limited range of options to choose from and we’ll expand those as we streamline our process. Some of those additions will happen later in 2021. Stay tuned and give us your information, our goal is to address every customer's specific problem.
WHAT IF IT DOESN'T FIT MY UTILITY UNITS?
We request that before you place your order, you take a few moments and take a photo and measure your unit and upload that information with your order. You can do it all with your phone and we’ll have simple 1,2,3 steps to walk you through the process. Our team will double check to be sure the unit we’re sending is the right choice for you to avoid any confusion.