Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of Wisconsin Volume 10

Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of Wisconsin Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...1' unctions of the thermostat in the case under consideration. With metered service, as in the usual case of steam heat, the consumer pays for unnecessary waste of heat due, for example, to open windows which could be avoided by reducing or cutting oft' the supply. No satisfactory method for metering hot water for l1eat.i11g service has as yet been devised, and such installations are therefore on a fiat rate, with the consequent possibility of waste due to carelessness of the consumers. The rule requiring thermostats to be placed upon all installations is general among heating companies in this state and elsewhere. As has been shown thermostats are essential to efficient and economic service. While it is the duty of the utility to furnish service to the public desiring the same, it cannot be compelled to serve those who are unwilling to provide proper installations and appliances on their premises. No one can insist upon service if his installation is such as to impair the service to others if it were granted to him. In other words, the o'bligation of the utility in the premises is not absolute but relative. (1 Wyman Public Service Corp., sec. 418.) No objection is raised to the rule in respect to the dictation by the company of the type of thermostat that must be installed or to the requirement that the company alone may install and maintain the same at the cost of the patron. As the company furnishes the thermostats and places them without profit, there can he no just criticism of this t'eat1n'e of the rule. For the reasons given it is our judgment that the rule in controversy is a reasonable one and must be upheld. ' Now, THEREFORE, rr IS ORDERED, That rule No. 14 of the Berlin Public Service Company 's rules and...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761472
  • 9781236761477