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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2021, 10:00:22 AM »
I just built a small shed with some pipe. They must go 100ft down. That along with some leather belts and you are safe as can be.


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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2021, 11:12:27 AM »
It should be noted that the chance of you being dead center in a tornado-like Smithville, MS or Jarrell, TX is quite slim. Those tornadoes are even in a class of their own even within the EF/F-5 ranking. It is almost like an unlucky lottery multimillion cash prize if you get hit by those, but what the safe rooms/tornado shelters will protect you from are those EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes that are much more common and gives people who live in mobile homes or poorly built homes a strong shelter.  Your odds of being directly impacted by those are still fairly rare, but most of us do know someone who has been impacted by an EF-2 or EF-3.

To this day nothing blows my mind like the Jarrell tornado, i don't think anything will ever come close to it.....an F5 moving South Southwest at around 1 mph , so it just sat on top of that neighborhood spinning F5 winds for several minutes. Not to be to gory but they had a hard time identifying human from animals remains thats how obliterated that area was.

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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2021, 05:13:04 PM »
Anyone ever build their own shelter?  I am considering building a buried garage one.  I got some quotes and people want 5 to 6 grand which just seems like too much to me for what you are getting.  It seems easy enough to cut a hole in the slap and dig it out and build a box of steel inside.  Seems the hardest part would be the door.  I have a concrete chop saw, a welder, and a place I can get the steel to do it cheap (or free with a luck visit to the scrap pile). Pretty sure I can figure out the door too and install a come-along and/org a hydraulic jack.  I could rent a bob cat to do the digging. I am thinking 2 grand tops.

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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 05:15:36 PM »
Anyone ever build their own shelter?  I am considering building a buried garage one.  I got some quotes and people want 5 to 6 grand which just seems like too much to me for what you are getting.  It seems easy enough to cut a hole in the slap and dig it out and build a box of steel inside.  Seems the hardest part would be the door.  I have a concrete chop saw, a welder, and a place I can get the steel to do it cheap (or free with a luck visit to the scrap pile). Pretty sure I can figure out the door too and install a come-along and/org a hydraulic jack.  I could rent a bob cat to do the digging. I am thinking 2 grand tops.
i know a family that has buried a school bus, works pretty good lol
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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2021, 05:47:11 PM »
A friend of mine in Oklahoma just recently moved into a brand new home. He was looking for shelter suggestions and came across this https://www.youtube.com/embed/uZ-EU5J_PvY

That's a different concept, and I wouldn't trust the integrity of it lol

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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2021, 12:33:44 AM »
A friend of mine in Oklahoma just recently moved into a brand new home. He was looking for shelter suggestions and came across this https://www.youtube.com/embed/uZ-EU5J_PvY

That's a different concept, and I wouldn't trust the integrity of it lol

At the very least, it's been tested.

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Re: Idea about tornado shelter
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2021, 08:34:12 AM »
A friend of mine in Oklahoma just recently moved into a brand new home. He was looking for shelter suggestions and came across this https://www.youtube.com/embed/uZ-EU5J_PvY

That's a different concept, and I wouldn't trust the integrity of it lol

Looks interesting. What if your power went out and you couldn't get the shelter to expand to its full capacity?
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