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  1. I'm glad that Beckie confirmed that the problem...

    Posted by LeonardW, 29-08-19
    I'm glad that Beckie confirmed that the problem was not confined to me. I submitted the first readings on 27th August and updated readings 24 hours later on 28th August. Both electricity readings...
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  2. Gas meter reading not shown in reading history

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-08-19
    I submitted gas and electricity meter readings today, but find that today's gas reading is not shown in the listing of "Reading history". It is blank, though all previous ones are shown correctly. It...
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  3. See the Wikipedia entry for power factor. This is...

    Posted by LeonardW, 26-06-19
    Thread: KVA
    See the Wikipedia entry for power factor. This is the ratio of real power, expressed in watts, to the reactive power, normally expressed in the non-SI unit of "volt-amps".

    Do you want to measure...
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  4. Poll: Yuk, no. I find voluntary bodily mutilation of...

    Posted by LeonardW, 24-06-19
    Yuk, no. I find voluntary bodily mutilation of this type quite repulsive, and I am uncomfortable when talking to someone with bits of metal stuck through their skin. How do people with rings in their...
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  5. I presume that you are talking about your gas...

    Posted by LeonardW, 08-05-19
    Thread: Meter change
    I presume that you are talking about your gas meter. Did your old meter read in units of 100 cubic feet and the new one in units of cubic metres?

    1 cubic meter = ‪35.31‬ cubic feet, and 100 ft3 =...
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  6. Thanks. I guess that by "central register" he was...

    Posted by LeonardW, 08-05-19
    Thanks. I guess that by "central register" he was referring to the mysterious "third parties" that you refer to.

    It still seems strange that it takes so long, in the days of electronic...
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  7. Poor contrast text on community pages

    Posted by LeonardW, 02-05-19
    Could you make the text on these messages display as black on white rather than faint grey-blue? It would make it much easier to read. I know that I can adjust my browser to a high-contrast mode, but...
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  8. Why does it take so long to recognize a change of meter?

    Posted by LeonardW, 02-05-19
    On 28th February a leak was found in my gas meter, and it was replaced within an hour by Northern Gas Networks. The engineer who changed it said that he had updated the central register online with...
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  9. Money off our next bill would seem to fit these...

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-02-19
    Thread: Random Ideas
    Money off our next bill would seem to fit these requirements.
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  10. Why do rewards have to be in the form of vouchers...

    Posted by LeonardW, 26-02-19
    Thread: Random Ideas
    Why do rewards have to be in the form of vouchers anyway? If they were given as cash we would have complete flexibility as to where we spent them (or saved them), whether our choice was based on...
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  11. I would be glad to be part of your smart meter...

    Posted by LeonardW, 26-02-19
    I would be glad to be part of your smart meter trials for gas and electricity here in Keswick in the Lake District.
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  12. Thanks Marc and Woz. Yes, I seem to get in...

    Posted by LeonardW, 29-01-19
    Thanks Marc and Woz. Yes, I seem to get in straight away now. I don't know why I had to ask for email verification more than once when I first tried to connect.
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  13. Thanks for the suggestions, folks, but on looking...

    Posted by LeonardW, 28-01-19
    Thanks for the suggestions, folks, but on looking further around the PP blog page it appears that "Medium" is the silly name given to an app. "The Medium App. An app designed for readers." See "A...
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  14. Thanks jon1. I guess I'll just have to be patient...

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-01-19
    Thread: Meter readings
    Thanks jon1. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait to see what figure they come up with, though up to six weeks seems a long time for the regulator to check readings against past usage. It...
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  15. What is "Medium" in PP's blog

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-01-19
    When I tried to access the Pure Planet blog on my phone, I got a pop-up message saying

    "To make Medium work, we log user data and share it with other processors. To use Medium, you must agree to...
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  16. I'm glad to see that at least this community...

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-01-19
    I'm glad to see that at least this community discussion can be used on a PC rather than just on a phone. Using a large screen and a proper keyboard makes it very much easier to participate than...
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  17. Like the others here, I too sent initial readings...

    Posted by LeonardW, 27-01-19
    Thread: Meter readings
    Like the others here, I too sent initial readings twice - once with photos and the next day without, having been asked for readings again. When I look at "Your usage > Reading history" the app still...
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