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Old 06-28-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Default Question regarding power lines

My property has some power lines with one tower running through the back side which isn't a big deal to us as the trees hide it from view of the front property line but my question is does anybody know if we are able to fence across that line. we do need to leave 100' underneath the power lines mowed for their access which is fine as well but i was wondering if we can put a fence up across that 100' with an maybe an access gait for them to get in and out of it or does that 100' have no structure building at all. I'm not a fan of fences at all but something i would like to know. My husband and I are leaving for TN tomorrow to work on the property. YIPPEEE... can't wait. I'll need to stop in the electric company to find out for sure but just thought i'd throw it out here in case someone has experienced this before.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Unless they have an easement that says otherwise, you can generally put a gated fence on your property. If you keep it locked, you will have to give them a key.

Check with the power company to see how large a gate they require for their equipment.

If it is a TVA easement, they have all the info you should need on their web site. This is pretty routine stuff. You shouldn't have any issues.

Keep in mind that power easements often attract trespassers, due to their relative ease of access. Also, some people are under the mistaken impression that the land under some high voltage power lines is owned by the public. A fence and a gate may be a relatively inexpensive way to prevent future problems.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, down here it seems to be where the 4 wheelers like to ride. It's not a TVA easement and it's in a subdivision so I doubt we should have too many people passing by. It's fenced already along the entire back side of the subdivision where it is also full of trees so if anybody comes by, they'd have to walk along the power lines starting at the road and cross many other peoples property before they reached ours.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Welcome to Tennessee, Danielle. Have a safe trip!

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 35.98N and Longitude -83.19W (Elev. 1092 ft)
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: In an alternate universe according to some, AKA Aspergers
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That's good to know, here there is a BPA easement under all lines and the only thing you can do is plant grass.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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Welcome to Tennessee, Danielle. Have a safe trip!

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 35.98N and Longitude -83.19W (Elev. 1092 ft)

Ah. looks like nice weather. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the weather update.
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