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Buy a house near power line?

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Alexandra6 Wed 09-Mar-16 10:59:04

Hi, I've found a house I love and want to buy, but there is quite a high voltage power line running near to it. It's 11kv and it basically looks like a wooden pole with 3 wires running in a horizontal row. I've attached a pic of the type of pole. Does anyone live near one of these? Would you buy a house near a high voltage power line in terms of health risks of electromagnetic fields?! Or am I overthinking this! Thanks, any opinions welcome.

MrsUniverse Wed 09-Mar-16 14:24:26

Overthinking. Buy the house.

Kingfisherfree Wed 09-Mar-16 14:27:10

No I wouldn't buy a house by a power line not sure why just wouldn't.

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Mar-16 14:44:21

How far away is it from the house.

Alexandra6 Wed 09-Mar-16 21:27:03

It'a about 30m from the end of the garden and approx 70m from the house?

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Mar-16 22:10:35

That type of power line, that far from the house would be ok with me. Pylon near by or wires going over the house then not good IMO. Looks like a countryside location, if so this will surly be a common thing, houses will need electricity, thus having these power lines not too far away.

NattyNatural Thu 31-Mar-16 23:51:10

You would be mad to buy it.
Dangerous and you would struggle to sell it in the future

Alexandra6 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:48:41

We actually did buy it in the end! I think it isn't uncommon to live near this type of smaller power line in the countryside and it's at least 50m from the house (pic attached) so I decided it would be fine. Especially after (and this is going to sound very tin-foil hat paranoid!!) I bought an electromagnetic field monitor and tested the area and my London house, and the London house had higher readings. I also found out we have a shed sized substation right at the end of my London road and apparently they are bad to live near?!

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