A special tool is required to remove the lock from a water meter. These tools are known as barrel lock keys and are not available to the general public.
Generally, the only individuals who may open water meter locks are authorized employees working for a water utility company. In many areas, tampering with water meters is a crime that can result in serious penalties. In Missouri, one can be found guilty of tampering in the second degree if a utility offers evidence that a water meter has been bypassed or modified to measure usage inaccurately. In Ohio, evidence of meter tampering is used to show that a person intended to commit the crime of theft.Learn More
To magnetize a screwdriver, clean the screwdriver shaft, and run the shaft along a magnet, working from the base of the shaft to the tip. Test the screw for magnetism, and repeat the process if needed. You need a strong magnet to achieve a strongly magnetized screwdriver.Full Answer >
The fuel mixture for a Homelite 240 chainsaw should be at a ratio of 32:1. For every 32 parts of gasoline, one part should be two-stroke oil.Full Answer >
A twist drill is used most commonly for drilling through metal. Twist drills often have two cutting edges and two flutes to remove chips as the hole is cut.Full Answer >
A hydraulic device is any device that uses an incompressible liquid such as oil to exert force from one point to another. Hydraulic devices use Pascal's law to multiply the exerted force, enabling them to accomplish a wide range of tasks, ranging from small assembly processes to integrated steel- and paper-mill applications.Full Answer >