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Old 05-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Very cool bunker!

I just watched a quick little video showing a guy building a very cool underground bunker.

http://www.gunsgold.com/2012/02/unde....html?spref=tw

I would love to do this with about six 40' containers and have a whole underground complex.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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neat job.

You need stable and ideally free draining ground, to maintain that airgap long term though.

Telling the natives its for wine storage or perhaps a darkroom for developing analogue pics is a great idea too. A garden shed with flip up floor over the entrance and more discreet air vents and the jobs a good un.

Ive seen 40 ft shipping containers put to some interesting uses -

http://www.treehugger.com/modular-de...er-prefab.html (-;
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Rblong, did you catch the part where he said "it's time to stucco the sides of the hole"? I wouyld use Gunnite, a sprayed on concrete that can be sprayed on a surface with wire mesh attached to it, forming a sort of vertical slab. I would then marsite the whole thing to make it water impermeable. Of course, living in Florida, I would have to build the thing above ground, then add a shitload of dirt around it to terraform a sort of fake hill.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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yup gunnite spray would stabilise a lot of locations but not all. Any hydrostatic pressure trying to push it in would likely succeed, if you succeeded in getting it waterproof.

Its something of a compromise. If you do too good a job you might as well design and build a cellar or cover over an existing swimming pool.

The artificial hill hiding bunker 2 is a neat solution for disposing of the dirt generated by your other bunker though.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Gents...this is a good thread.

I am currently investigating feasibility of putting a shelter on some property and the shipping container option has come to my attention.

While I wouldn't bury it, at least the main shelter, the utility of the container seems to be excellent.

There are prefab containers out there that are already decked out with insulation, power and HVAC. See here:

http://www.pacvan.com/ground-level-offices

These appear to be very secure.

Alternatively, you have something like this:


Has anyone else attempted a project using shipping containers? What's the wisdom of the audience out there?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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You can get a regular container, spray Icynene on the walls and ceiling, then finish out the inside. There's no puzzles here.

BTW, those guys have some nice set ups.
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