This is functionally what you describe, but looks more involved than the plug-n-play type your tech indicated. http://eylanderelectriccom.verizonsupersite.com/meterbasecombos/
or this: http://home.att.net/~kstansbury/meter_base.htm
I did search of "meter socket transfer"
and "meter base transfer" on google
[This message has been edited by chi spark (edited 05-05-2004).]