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.
Holden Craig: Can you take a dump in it?
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
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?
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.
meanstreak1986: That's pretty cool. Wish I knew how to weld...
willysnowman: Nice work!
therealmylesracing: Now that's a work of art! I hope no one ever has to use it. :-)
SOUR D: Real ill yo
joeyjoe463: Wish I took metal shop
Zoink: The door should open inside the shelter, how are you going to get out if your house collapses in front of the door?
eddiequest4: Also - I'm thinking you could probably make a business out of this.
eddiequest4: Awesome work. But it must have been a pain in the ass to move it into place.