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How to Repair My Meter Box?

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Even when you maintain your electric or gas meter box correctly, something unexpected can occur (heavy storm, vandalism) causing damage to your enclosure. If you are not an expert in meter boxes, you might ask yourself, “how can I repair my meter box?” In reality, it’s not a complicated process. To help you in such an undertaking, we are going to explain how to repair your meter box in differing circumstances depending on the type of damage.


1. How to repair my meter box: replace meter box hinges


Most of the time, the first degradation you will notice on your meter box is around its hinges. After buying new hinges, you will need to replace them on your meter box door as follows:

  1. Insert the solid stainless steel pin into the pre-drilled hole and tap with a hammer until securely in place.

  2. Insert the brass spring pin into the pre-drilled hole and gently tap with a piece of timber until securely in place.

Note: Do not hit the spring pin directly with a hammer

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2. How to repair my meter box: fit a replacement meter box door


If your meter box door is badly damaged, you may have to replace it with a new one. To do this, carry out the following instructions:

  1. Hold the door upright and insert the solid stainless steel pin into the bottom recess.

  2. Press in the brass spring pin fully and slide into the top recess allowing the pin to spring back into the pre-drilled hole.

  3. Close the door as usual and lock.

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3. How to repair my meter box: replace a meter box latch


Sometimes, it’s the latch of your meter box that you need to replace:

  1. Place the latch (40x21x5mm) section on the inside of the door.

  2. From the outside of the door, insert the wavy washer and then the latch post, clicking into place.

  3. Turn the key in the lock to check if you replace the latch correctly.

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4. How to repair my meter box: replacing a meter box lock


If your latch is damaged, you may need to replace the lock at the same time:

  1. From the inside, insert the door bolt through the lock.

  2. Put the wavy washer and the star lock washer on the door bolt from the outside of the door.

  3. Ensure the wavy washer and the star lock washer are fixed firmly in place.

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We hope that this article has been of some guidance to you and that you will no longer need to ask yourself that troubling question of “how can I repair my meter box?”. You should now be able to fix all the most common issues. If you follow these simple instructions, you will be able to carry out simple repairs to your meter box without any problem.


At MeterBoxesDirect, we supply a range of both electric and gas meter boxes as well as complete meter box repair kits. We also provide replacement doors, spare hinges, keys and even latches and locks!

If you require advice on what type of meter boxes you need or any further information on our products, do not hesitate to reach out to us.