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Thread: What's the deal with living near high voltage power lines?

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    What's the deal with living near high voltage power lines?

    Just looking at a section but the house site would be about 150m away from the high voltage lines, unsure of size but they aren't the massive ones that hum.

    People seem to make a big deal out of it but the research I've done seems to point out that the cancer risks etc are non-existent.

    When I look at the neighboring property there is a new house built within 100m of the lines.

    I know it would effect the resale but might be worth it if I can get it cheap enough. They seem to live right underneath them in Auckland.

    Thoughts?

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    150m is a fair distance from them if it isn't the main high voltage ones and I wouldn't stress about it, but it may affect resale value.
    They don't cause cancer. However you wouldn't want to bring your kids up under them, people are basically an organic power cell and wiring system and that is where the potential issues are.

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    We've lived right under them for 21 years, ... and I'm almost normal. Safest place to be in an electrical storm and there will be stronger forces due to the wiring in your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    We've lived right under them for 21 years . .
    I rest my case
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    Ive seen people put these little devices in their homes that absorb the current so your body doesnt get it. Im unsure what they're called but my boss has one and hes roughly 50 yds away from the main lines.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Ive seen people put these little devices in their homes that absorb the current so your body doesnt get it. Im unsure what they're called but my boss has one and hes roughly 50 yds away from the main lines.


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    150m would be fine in any case I reckon. There was mention in our apprenticeship electrical safety about exposure to high voltage lines and the humming was coronal discharge and nothing to worry about. I could also make some specualtion about their perhaps being a magnetic effect on the steel reinforcing of the aluminium cantols but I would be way out of my depth explaining that.

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    What's the deal with living near high voltage power lines?

    Haha, im not going tell you some other beliefs of his then. From that comment i take it this little thingee is all shit?
    I just did a quick search and found this

    http://www.safespaceprotection.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Haha, im not going tell you some other beliefs of his then. From that comment i take it this little thingee is all shit?
    I just did a quick search and found this

    Complete Guide to Radiation Protection Products


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    How do I put it in words? YES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    How do I put it in words? YES!
    So tell us how

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    My understanding is that any possible harm is due to magnetic fields caused by the electricity rather than the electricity itself.

    Which I immediately filed in the wearing magnet wrist bands to cure all sorts of incurable ills file of bullshit.
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    I have trouble believing magnetism generated from electrical current flow would adversely effect someone and natural magnetic fields in the earth do not. Unless ofcourse explorers to the North and South poles recorded higher instances of cancer.

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    If you can get colose enough you should be able to hitch a bit of free power for the house, rember a guy powering his dairy unit that way, might explain the midget farmer on here?
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    Cheers for the comments, my understanding was that it was a load of bollocks.

    Pity about the resale but maybe some JAFFAs will have moved north by the time I want to sell and they'll have no worries snapping it up while I embark to the South Island.

 

 

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