Utility Meter Key

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Utility Meter Key by nophead Nov 16, 2008

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I don't know if this is international but in the UK modern homes have gas and electricity meters on the outside of the house that need a triangular key to be accessed. Easy to lose, so here is one you can make in about 25 minutes.


Print in on a RepRap and use it to read your own meters.

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I've lived in my current house for seven years, and in all that time I've never had a meter cupboard key.

Today is a momentous day. My meter cupboard pliers have been officially retired. There was a brief ceremony, I spoke of their dedication to the job.

But on a serious note, great design, perfect size for my cupboard, and the doors are now properly closed and locked for the first time since I moved in. Thanks nophead!

Thanks, fits my sliding gate motor box.

Thanks for this. Needed a reading, printed first time. Then found door on gas meter was on the floor, so I didn't need it. However, it fits well and will come in handy.

Fitted my British Gas meter cupboard perfectly, now I'm not bothered when the meter reader pinches my key, like he always does!

for me (UK) this came out too small to fit my meter cupboard

Cool, works in France just need to change the size (scale 1.3) !

mucking about opening meter with long nosed pliers today so this will make life a little easier ;-)

i made 3 of them, with 3 different tempratures, just to test :) nice work

Ha! I love you putting your print on grey checkered paper! :)

I needed this key a couple of days ago, but didn't have the time to draw it myself.
Instead I bought this:
Neat thing about that one is that it doubles as a bottle opener.

I printed this one today anyway.

Thanks a lot!

Also most bins have these locks, so great for us dumpster divers.

nice! very practical.

beautiful opportunities arise, considering the fact, that most countries use the triangular locks, for their streetlights and some even for their traffic lights ;)