Cost/Process of adding a gas meter
My sister owns a duplex in Oakland CA (thank you for your condolences). Each unit has a gas and electric meter, and she would like to add house meters (gas and electric) in order to hook up a laundry room. Any general idea of the costs involved, as well as the proper steps to take?
I've made two attempts down at the city permit dept. but did not get a chance to talk with anyone because I only had an hour for lunch and they did not get to my number by the 1 hr mark.
I called the permit dept and got a call back but the person rushed through the explanation. It seems like this is the procedure:
1. Get a permit for a new gas and electric meter.
2. Run new pipe and wire in accordance to code and PG&E specs.
3. Get work signed off on by city.
4. Have PG&E come and install meters.
Does this sound right? I called PG&E and could not get any information except "Call us when you're ready for the meters."
I'm just trying to avoid waiting 1.5- 2 hours at the permit dept. only to be told "Sorry, you need the RC-294 request form from PG&E before we'll issue any permits."
Also, does the utility company generally charge for the installation of new meters? I've heard conflicting information.
Thanks very much for any help on this.