How to remove the seal from the counter?
If for any reason you need to remove the seal from the meter, then you need to remember about the responsibility that may occur after that: from a verbal reprimand to a small fine.
It is worth noting that the inspectors may not notice that you have opened the seal, but this fact does not exempt from responsibility.
Options for removing the seals
There are several ways to remove the plastic seal of an electric meter or other measuring device:
- Grease with oil. The easiest way is to lubricate the wire or thread with oil and carefully pull it out of the seal. Then you can just return the thread in place.
- Dip in boiling water. You can also heat the filling in hot water, and it will become more pliable. An alternative may be heating with a stream of hot air. The disadvantage of this option may be fingerprints, which may remain on the seal, as it will become soft after heating.
- Crop.If none of the options helped, you can cut the thread or fishing line and then remove them from the seal. While fixing the seal in place, the damaged thread should be replaced with a new one. If the thread does not creep into the hole, then you can slightly moisten it in the PVA to make it more rigid.
If you plan to return the seal to its place, then before removing it is necessary to take pictures of its location and correct fixation, and only then choose how to remove the seal from the counter.
You also need to understand the rules for installing meters and seals.