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#116009 - 01/29/04 07:54 PM Spider Stops Electric Meter
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Found this spider in an electrical meter appears he got stuck inside and jammed the rotation of the meter

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#116010 - 01/29/04 10:43 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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Seen recently in the back of a magazine:

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#116011 - 01/30/04 08:20 AM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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Please send me two dozen of these spiders ASAP! Sounds like a great business opportunity...

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#116012 - 01/31/04 12:33 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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ThinkGood — Maybe the slightly refined Arachni-Pace system would arouse less suspicion. {The critter just runs around in the opposite direction of the disk, slowing it down.}

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#116013 - 01/31/04 05:46 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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So what happens if the disc stops? it does not register any use of electricity any more?
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#116014 - 01/31/04 07:32 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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10-4, CWK.

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#116015 - 01/31/04 08:28 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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So it seems like you don't need much to stall out the "motor" in the meter.....

If that thing were any more powerful it would have just sucked in the spider, crushed it and kept on running.....

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#116016 - 02/01/04 01:44 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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is that for real?? spider stopped it?

i'd never thaught the meter disc has that less power.

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#116017 - 02/01/04 09:45 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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The spining disk is much more akin to a meter movement than a motor. It only has to turn the dials andthat, through gear reduction. A little, hard bodied spider could easily stop it from turning.

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#116018 - 02/03/04 08:06 PM Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter
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this spider has definitely been working out!

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