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Meters and meter readings

How do I read a gas meter with dials?

  • The dials on your meter turn in different directions, but the pointer always moves from 0 to 9 (then starts again at 0)
  • Read the dials from left to right
  • Ignore the biggest dial
  • Ignore the last dial marked '100 PER REV', if it's in line with the other dials in your meter reading
  • Write down the number shown by the pointer on each dial:
    • If the pointer is between two numbers, write down the lower number – except when it falls between 9 and 0
    • If the pointer falls between 9 and 0, write down 9 – and reduce the number for the dial on the left by one ( e.g. if you originally wrote 5, change this to 4)

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The meter reading example below is 6653

Gas meter with dials