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High voltage electric towers?

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Rumrunner

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Hi folks!
I would be most appreciative if someone would fill me in on FHA’s current rules regarding high voltage towers.
As always, thanks so very much!
 

Riick

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They should not be able to fall down on top of the house you're appraising.
 

Tom Woolford

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That pretty well sums it up. Now, determining the fall distance could be complicated to document. The simple reality is that if the property is outside the easement, more than likely, it is outside the fall line.
 

Craig Farr

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When is the last time one of those towers fell over?

When is the last time one of those towers fell over and hit a house?

Answer: NEVER, EVER!
 

Tom Woolford

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When is the last time one of those towers fell over?

When is the last time one of those towers fell over and hit a house?

Answer: NEVER, EVER!


None within my memory. But some of those towers are approaching 50 years or more. How long you figure is the life span?
 

Restrain

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The towers are designed to collapse on themselves. Case in point, photos from tornados, hurricanes the last few years. Unless a house is directly underneath one, no problem with "fall radius". Comment and move on.
 

Metamorphic

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Can you imagine what kind of fat check the utility would write you if their tower fell over on your house?
 

BRCJR

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Is it not only the dwelling, but any improvement, that must be addressed if it is within the fall line?
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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When was the power line built? When was the improvement you are appraising built? Who owns the utility? All questions you should ask if you are really concerned about there being a problem. In more than 28 years of appraising I have never seen one that was a problem.
 

Mr Rex

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http://www.HUD.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/ref/sfh1-18f.cfm
 
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