Ukraine: Cheating Your Gas Meter

Foreign Notes writes about the war raging in the Kyiv City Council over the new communal services tariffs – and lists ways to cheat your gas meter and reduce your gas bill: “…connection of a vacuum cleaners to the gas faucet to make the meter go ‘in reverse’, attaching spigots onto gas mains when the road is being mended, reversing the inlet and outlet end of the meter, using powerful magnets to slow down the rotation speed of meter mechanisms, and so on. Failing all of that, pulling out a bottle of vodka when the gas meter reader man comes around…”

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