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Orange arrow Can my water meter be installed with the face down?

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  No. Meters must be installed face up. Some meters can only be installed horizontally, and others can be horizontally or vertically....
Orange arrow How do I get my flow rate if I do not have a flow meter, so I know what size meter to purchase?

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  This is a great question. The flow rate is much more important for meter sizing than the line size in which the meter will be installed. The quickest way to do this is what we call a bucket test. You get a bucket that has a known volume or you measure out a known volume into a bucket and mark a ...
Orange arrow What is the difference between a 5/8 and a ¾ meter?

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  Water meters have drastically improved through the years. Prior to some of these changes, the industry referred to a meter that could process flow rates of 1-20 GPM with a 13 psig pressure drop as a 5/8 meter. Therefore a meter that can handle 1-20 GPM with a ¾” NPT connection was refe...
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Orange arrow I do not have the room to install a water meter horizontally do you have any other options?

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  Yes, we have several options for you that can be mounted vertically. Visit our Vertical Installation page to see a list of products that can be installed vertically: https://www.flows.com/vertical/...
Orange arrow Which water meters do you sell that are specifically approved by the state of Massachusetts?

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  UPDATE: AS OF DECEMBER 2019 THE WM-PC AND WM-NLC SERIES METERS ARE LISTED ON THE MASSACHUSETTS APPROVED PLUMBING LIST. After reviewing the list provided through the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation for the State of Massachusetts (link provided below), Flows.Com stocks several dif...
Orange arrow Why is it recommended to install some residential water meters horizontally.

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  For Multi-jet dry type meter: The measuring impeller and register are magnetically coupled not directly connected, it is designed to be installed horizontally to insure the actual meter accuracy stays within the published accuracy curves. If the meter is installed vertically the distance between t...
Orange arrow Is the WM-PC Series meter resettable?

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  No, not by itself. If you add a pulse output to it and connect that to our KAL-D06, that would provide a way to "reset" your totals. You would have a mechanical running total on the WM-PC meter and a resettable total on the KAL-D06 digital pulse reader (this reset can also be disabled). We've pa...
Orange arrow I received me water meter and it doesn't start at zero? Is this a used meter? Can I reset it to zero?

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  Each residential water meter that is delivered goes through testing to be sure it is accurate and working correctly before we send it to our customers to use in the field. Our standard residential, mechanical water meters cannot be reset. If this is a feature you would like, you could get a water...
Orange arrow I purchase a WM-NLC-075-R/1P meter with pulse output, my remote display is further then the length of wire that came with your meter. How do I extend the wire?

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  The wire that comes with any of our water meters that have a pulse output is generally about 10 feet. If you need to extend this wire you may go up to a maximum of 2000 feet. You only need a light duty wire, we generally recommend thermostat wire or telephone wire since it is relatively inexpensive...
Orange arrow I live in Enfield, CT and I need to install a deduct water meter to get a credit on my sewer bill. What do you recommend?

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  We have had many questions from Enfield Connecticut about our water meters. Your township does allow you to purchase a meter in gallons or cubic feet but we are hearing from a lot of Enfield Residents it is easier to go with the cubic feet water meter. We have looked at Enfield's online form for me...

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