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Old 02-02-2012, 01:17 PM
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Storm Shelters - Above Ground

Hey, with storm season right around the corner here in SW MO, I was wonder who in out communite has an above ground storm shelter?

We are looking at purchasing one of the steel structures and I wanted to know if anyone knows of a good place to buy from? We are looking for a local manufacture (like twistersafe), but I just wanted to see if any one knew of federal grants that we could get. I can't find anything from the state of MO and the City of Joplin doesn't have anything set yet to help with the cost.

We were extremely fortunate to have survived the EF5 tornodo that passed only 2 blocks from our house last May and let me tell you riding it out in the hall way is not what I want to do again with my family.

Any thoughts or assistance that anyone may know of out there for defraying the cost or if you know of a good company to work with.

Maybe I can hire Larry to come down and weld up a safe room for us
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Re: Storm Shelters - Above Ground

I'm getting ready to build an underground earthbag dome as a tornado shelter. Earthbag is an inexpensive method of building a tornado shelter and can be built above ground as well. It will eventually be the underground portion (along with a root cellar) of a cob house that I plan to build. I want to have a house (unlike the typical crackerbox house made from 2X4's and drywall) that won't be scattered across a dozen counties when a tornado comes visiting. With heavy earth walls over 2 feet thick, the worst damage that a tornado could do to a round cob house is maybe break a window and possibly cause some roof damage. Cob is also soundproof, fireproof, termite proof, and earthquake resistant.
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Basjoos , what is a cob house ? Is it made of, or insulated by corn cobs ? It sounds interesting.
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The term "cob" comes from a Welsh word for "lump", referring to the lumps of cob mix plopped unto the top of the wall when constructing it. The walls of a cob structure are made of a mix of sand, clay, straw. The walls are built up of the wet mix and allowed to dry and, for outer walls, are typically at least 2 feet thick. Unlike adobe, to which it is related, cob dries into a monolithic structure where the straw act as a continuous rebar mesh to make it earth quake resistant and its massive weight means that no tornado will be able to shift it. The roof is built into and imbedded into the top of the cab wall and if screws rather than nails are used in its construction, should withstand tornadic winds with little damage. You can make cob walls into all sorts of free-form shapes (almost like sculpting the house) so you can build a tornado proof house using rounded walls with no corners, which are more wind resistant than the typical "straight walls with corners" house. In Britain, there are cob houses in current use that are several 100 years old. Google "cob house" for more info.
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Re: Storm Shelters - Above Ground

sorry I ment to get these posted before. We got a shelter built by a friend and installed on 4/12/2012

It is 4.5 feet wide, 4.5 feet high and 8 feet long

it is being held down to the concrete with 12 HILTI 3/4 inch concrete bolts (each rated to 30,000 lbs load and 15,000 lbs shear.)

it is all constucted of 1/4 inch steel plate, including the floor and with all 1/4 angle iron around the frame. The door has three 1 inch pins that lock into the door frame when the latch is closed and held in place by a pin)

There is an electrical inlet built in but I don't have electricy running to it right now. All Battery lights, fan and a few fold up charis. We feel much more ready now. I have placed the kids in it once since it was installed.

Door closed.


Installed with Door open


Inside with built in bench


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Re: Storm Shelters - Above Ground

Very good looking little shelter there. Here's to hoping you'll never have to use it!
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Re: Storm Shelters - Above Ground

What's on the other end of your vent ducting?
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does the fan pump air in, and is it filtered?
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Re: Storm Shelters - Above Ground

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I have placed the kids in it once since it was installed.
Whatever they did, I bet they didn't do it again.
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