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Hello, I live in an apartment complex and there is this underground vault right by our bedroom and I was wondering if someone could tell me what it was?

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I suspect it is access to the electrical joints that feed the apartment block.

or a secret chamber where they do experiments on little electric gremlins to try and harness there power??
 

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Given the vents, it will be a Transformer / Distribution point for the Appartments and possibly other local buildings.


This is how they do it in New Zealand;

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Seems risky placing equipment like that underground, rather than in a cabinet or compound.
 
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Would there be any dangers since this Vault is about 4ft or so from my headboard in my bedroom? I can’t move my bed anywhere else in my apartment because the other side of the wall contains electric meters and a fuse panel and some wires and the other wall has our closet so I don’t really have a choice. I’m just afraid of the EMF radiation from it being this close..
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Given the vents, it will be a Transformer / Distribution point for the Appartments and possibly other local buildings.


This is how they do it in New Zealand;

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Would there be any dangers since this Vault is about 4ft or so from my headboard in my bedroom? I can’t move my bed anywhere else in my apartment because the other side of the wall contains electric meters and a fuse panel and some wires and the other wall has our closet so I don’t really have a choice. I’m just afraid of the EMF radiation from it being this close..
 

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emf (ELECTRO MAGNETIC FORCES) generally don't travel far, if you take the most powerful magnet you can lay your hands on, you will notice that the forces it exerts on a piece of metal are near to zero once you get about an inch away from it.
the most penetrating of these types of waves in my opinion are mobile phones which work on a similar frequency to microwaves. if you are concerned about emf, the first thing to do is ensure you sleep several feet away from a mobile phone.
 

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I am not a scientist but I have a fair understanding of these things.

a 2 minute mobile phone call will likely expose your brain to more emf than leaning up against the side of the fuse board for a day and a night.
 

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Would there be any dangers since this Vault is about 4ft or so from my headboard in my bedroom? I can’t move my bed anywhere else in my apartment because the other side of the wall contains electric meters and a fuse panel and some wires and the other wall has our closet so I don’t really have a choice. I’m just afraid of the EMF radiation from it being this close..
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Would there be any dangers since this Vault is about 4ft or so from my headboard in my bedroom? I can’t move my bed anywhere else in my apartment because the other side of the wall contains electric meters and a fuse panel and some wires and the other wall has our closet so I don’t really have a choice. I’m just afraid of the EMF radiation from it being this close..
6532 I live on land that has a tower about 95 feet which is called from my house which has 200,000 volts. I have lived here 22 years and no problems
 

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