Randy Porter: WeII, I'm not going to bore you with a barrage of "What you should have done is..", "If I was you, I would have...", "That's nice, BUT..." etc.. I'm amazed how You Tube videos bring out the "experts" in every field. No degree of skill or perfection can escape their criticism and advice. They spout their wisdom, for all to hear. In fact, when they speak, scribes quickly record every word, so future generations may benefit from their knowledge and insight. In short, these are inspiring individuals and we're lucky to have them. In reality, these "Shelter Masters" are non-skilled geeks, with a child's bicycle helmet and a wet bathtub. So, what "I"want to say is GREAT job !, Excellent video ! and Thank you for sharing your skill and creativity ! - And... No Advice.
Tim TheGunGuy: Great job on the shelter! looks like it would take a beating for sure! My question is obviously the weak link in this chain would be the anchoring to the floor, did you use epoxy on the bolt holes as well or just the standard compression type anchor? Thanks.
David Styers: You should really make the door go inward. If you have the roof collapse against the door currently , you will be trapped. Instead of climbing out over debris, you would be forced to wait until someone with heavy equipment can get there.
cumminsdeiselpower: I wouldn't sit on that bench and lean against the wall. should some debris slam into that area of the wall the energy is going to transfer into your back. could cause some serious injury
greenspiraldragon: Nice job. Put a latch on the inside and you have a safe room too. 1/4 steel would probably stop a lot of handgun rounds.
Ryan Knowles: What if you get stuck because of The house parts fall on it
Pilinchi1: All I have to say is WOW. Thank you kindly for taking the time to make and post the video. Just today I brought home 4 pcs of 6x10x1/4 steel plates and I will be building the same shelter as yours. Mine however will probably be 5x5x6H. The only things I will do differently is for the door to open inwards and I will weld some plate (with a 2-3" gap) behind the air inlets in case of a home invasion to protect from bullets or whatever else. With your little investment in the steel, your knowledge and tools got you a $5,000 return. I hope mine can look as good as yours. We'll have a couple of can air horns in ours, some drinking water, and a long list of other items :-)
Marvi Marv: I want one.
Joseph Zimbler: you should make and sell these, ide give you $1200. for 1....
HappyQuailsFarm: I think the angle iron anchor is the weak point.
kkarllwt: A 4000 lb pickup truck flying through the air will shear that off the slab. I would have cut the floor and buryed at least 3 feet of it into the ground. No-- I would have cut the floor-dug down about 4 1/2 feet. laid used free 8 inch block.and poured the garage floor back as 6 inch reinforced cement. Sand gravel a borrowed cement mixer A hundred bucks for the metal for a hatch ( 24 by 30 in ). $300 and my labor--total-
Alan Waldo: I apologize if this has already been addressed..... I suggest welding a short piece of that channel over your air holes. In case of a direct hit with debris it will not enter the shelter.
casey louderman: That is very nice, and strong built in my opinion. In your personal opinion do you think that would hold up to a strong twister? Great video, thanks. This is Tornadochase.1 hoping the best luck and always remember to be prepared because you never know what could spin your way.
mstscrapper: Very nice and yes you have a better chance surviving inside that structure then in a house. The goal is to survive the storm for a short period of time help is on it way to help you get out if the door is blocked because of a obstruction.
alex rad: why not use a propane tank?
Brian Patterson: Do you have any written plans for the shelter or a materials list? I would like to build one like this. Maybe a little smaller.
MSBINIL: First and foremost for all those worried about getting out of the that shelter, the idea is to survive a tornado, help will be there soon enough. Fantastic shelter bravo.
If you want to see a shelter NOT TO PURCHASE look up the perfect storm shelter..I love that fact they show 2x4's being shot at it but don't address the 3/4" gaps in the shelter. Yea I bought one, have NUMEROUS issues with it, their response, "sorry you're having problems". Once you get take delivery of it you are on your own, they stand behind NOTHING! I paid 5K for mine, think about that. Now I get to pay a local welder to fix their issues.
Again, very nice homemade shelter.
Will-i-am95: you sure did a professional job with this! hope you never have to use it