The minimum distance when working on construction around power lines depends on the voltage of the power lines. The standard recommended distance is a 20-foot radius around the line, but the distance can range from 10 to... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

There is no one way to determine a safe distance from street power lines, but a good range is between 10 to 200 feet from the wires. For high voltage transmission lines with larger cables and tall towers, a safe distance... More »

The practice of throwing shoes on power lines dates back as far as the power lines themselves, but no one knows how or why the tradition started according to an article on the New York Times website. The mysterious origi... More »

Whether you are digging in your yard for the purposes of gardening or construction, it's important to ascertain where the underground power lines are located. Many utilities have underground power lines, and they can occ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

A typical water wheel can produce around 400 watts of power under normal circumstances. This is enough power to run three light bulbs and a typical television simultaneously. However, the output of any water wheel kit in... More »

A transformer converts a high voltage of alternating current power to a lower voltage while keeping it on the same frequency. High-voltage electricity is able to travel longer distances with less energy wasted, but homes... More »

A wireless electrical outlet works by using the magnetic fields that occur naturally in a current moving through the wires in a outlet to create a current and voltage in the wires of the device receiving power in a proce... More »