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.
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
Again, very nice homemade shelter.
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.
Holden Craig: Can you take a dump in it?
Tony Segrest: Nice job can't go wrong with steel. On question what happens if an object
blocks the door and you can't get out?
Will-i-am95: you sure did a professional job with this! hope you never have to use it
playAgainMe: Good job on the shelter. I would feel safe in this shelter. If I only had a
storm shelter big enough to drive my mopar underground so me and my classic
ride could be safe.
Tre' Babcock: An EF-5 would throw it across town.
Angelica Williams: nice!
sjagain: Tornadoes rip the wood, glass and drywall from the foundation...The
foundation usually remains. Reinforced concrete blocks are very strong.
Basements are often not safe from tornadoes because of the debris that
collapse into them, or the flooring above the basement gets ripped away and
the people hiding in the basement get sucked out.. You never see the
concrete block walls of a basement pulled out from a tornado.
sjagain: Most objects get moved because wind is able to get underneath. Houses get
moved/blown away because the wood framing doesn't hold up to the high
winds. That shelter isn't going anywhere since it is flush and bolted to
the foundation. Mythbusters tested a one person shield, not even a shelter,
against F4 winds, and the shield held firm!
bigsky1984camaro: "Mythbusters" is your scientific source that you reference in your research
background and supporting evidence ...to predict the outcome of natures
most unpredictable event ?how about this,you get your shield,wait for the
outcome...and as you're blown to the far side of town you can thank
"mythbusters" for the advice and yourself for believing everything you
watch on TV.
DerKrawallkeks: Cool=) but we all are waiting for new videos about the submarine!:-)
Hunter Walk: i thought it said tomato shelter
sjagain: Did you eat lead paint as a kid? You're missing the point. In order for
winds to lift an object, the wind has to crash through it and blow the
debris away, or get underneath the object. Familiarize yourself with FEMA
P-320...Have someone read it for you, or look at the pretty pictures.
Either way, you will understand 1/4" steel plate bolted to a concrete
foundation exceeds FEMA tornado shelter specs.
meanstreak1986: That's pretty cool. Wish I knew how to weld...
ronn773: Been thinking about building one for my family. How did you clean all the
metal & get it ready for primer & painting?
Lucky Strike: Theoretically, couldn't you get trapped in it if someone or something on
the outside jammed the wheel?
bigsky1984camaro: as for the lead paint...What are the symptoms? maybe I did ?
Zoink: The door should open inside the shelter, how are you going to get out if
your house collapses in front of the door?
MI S: That's some really nice metal work. Well done!
SOUR D: Real ill yo
eddiequest4: Awesome work. But it must have been a pain in the ass to move it into place.
ToniMattTony: Great job.
DerKrawallkeks: Okay=) awesome!:-) cool
joeyjoe463: Wish I took metal shop
Starbuckin: Another great demonstration of you guys' creative abilities! Can't wait to
see some more demos with the sub! :) Keep up the great work!
willysnowman: Nice work!
bigsky1984camaro: should paint it bright orange so rescuers see it and realize there are
probably people in the crumpled box that got tossed just as easily as the
cars and S.U.V. s do.... A whole house can be moved and they are more
firmly planted than just having bolts drilled into concrete.Dude,great fab
work but I would prefer it to be at least half under ground to feel a bit
jmanatee: Excellent job, One piece of advice, you should add a place for a horizontal
bottle jack like a base for a jack point to be able to force the door open
if debris has collapsed on and around the shelter and you cant push the
door open. This way you are not stuck in the shelter after an event.
therealmylesracing: Now that's a work of art! I hope no one ever has to use it. :-)
bigsky1984camaro: after I looked at a few videos I realized 2 things,that yours is built as
good or better than most...and many people have survived due to a shelter
of the same style.....but it would be the longest 5 minutes of my life
sitting in a metal box waiting for a bad tornado to pass....hearing all the
sounds and debri impacting it. I have done a lot of concrete work and feel
I would rather build a solid poured reinforced room if it was above ground
(probly because I'm not a welder) still,nice job
MrChevelleMan: don't worry there will be more on the sub this spring =)
Frank Stafford: You can’t really make an equal comparison between a safe room and a car or
house. Storm shelters are relatively small and have less surface area than
a car or house. They’re anchored at many points (not with wood and small
nails) to concrete slabs eliminating lift. Now, if your house is gone and
here comes that SUV at 300 MPH and slams into your safe room, then that’s
where I’d agree that underground is hard to beat.
Amanda Douglass: Should have made the door concave that way even though there was debris
against it you could still get out!
bigsky1984camaro: In the state of Florida I have lived over the last 38 years,and in that
time I have been here for every hurricane and even encountered a few
tornado laden storms in Ohio and Oklahoma.And while only Andrew stands out
in my memory as being very bad,Charlie was bad too for some.What I'm
getting at is if my limited exposure and most being only hurricane
strength,many times in my short life I have seen small storms that could
wreck a metal box.What if a 25,000 lb boat lands on it ?
MrChevelleMan: Lets try to keep this in perspective.The reason this style shelter was
built was because my grandmother lives right next to the river in KY. Your
point is completely valid, and If she lived in FL we would have built it
differently. We built the best thing we could for her location. Like I
said, we built it for the river bottoms in KY where you can't really dig
deep, and where the likelihood of an EF5 or an ocean boat are slim.
kubsh71: it would be safer compeletly under ground then have two exits not even
basements are 100% safe from a tornado they can rip houses off their
eddiequest4: Also - I'm thinking you could probably make a business out of this.
bigsky1984camaro: I'm not disrespecting your build ...I'm actually very distracted right now
looking up parts for the 71 olds cutlass I picked up today (1000
bucks)...worse yet,I found a 72 ram air,tack hood,455 (original motor too)
gto I'm picking up wednesday ...I feel ridden with guilt because the seller
has absolutely no clue what they have and I got it dirt cheap...800 bucks
!!!!!!!!!(basically less than a good aftermarket hood)...they think its
just an "old pontiac"