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Old 02-06-2018, 09:57 PM   #21
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Why would you do this? I understand creating a bomb shelter but this is just a bus under some dirt? Wouldn't you rather drive it around?
I was kinda in a pickle with the bus
it wasnt pretty enough or ugly enough for me to want to be seen in it
so I decided to have its internal organs removed and want to give it a proper burial so I can come visit it on the regular you know like a Favorite uncle that has a really cool mancave

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Old 02-07-2018, 12:00 AM   #22
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I was kinda in a pickle with the bus
it wasnt pretty enough or ugly enough for me to want to be seen in it
so I decided to have its internal organs removed and want to give it a proper burial so I can come visit it on the regular you know like a Favorite uncle that has a really cool mancave


Man, that was honest. Wow. Just stick the fork in, she's done.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:40 AM   #23
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Man, that was honest. Wow. Just stick the fork in, she's done.


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Old 02-07-2018, 07:55 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure burying that thing will affect your mileage.

I've heard of buses being buried in my area, but of course it's hearsay because nobody wants to show off their cash of survival stuff. I've also heard that several of the buses have caved in gradually after they were buried. I always thought a conex container would be a better space to bury, but then I have no experience either way.

This sounds like an interesting build with a twist from what we're used to. Welcome.
Thanks for checking out my project ,
I have submerged myself in underground shelter building info and methods for the last 5 years ,
I have failed a time or 2 myself
I have aquantances that have put together shelters that have succeeded and also some that have failed miserably .I have learned lots from both and
Hope to put all the knowledge that I have gleaned online and offline to work .
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:57 AM   #25
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Underground don't work too well here in FL.

Neat project, man.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:42 AM   #26
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Underground don't work too well here in FL.

Neat project, man.
yea I found that out here in sc sand land also
first several years at this property the water table was deep down
so I was thinking a below grade shelter but in the last couple years the water table has jumped and sometimes I cant dig a post hole without it filling with water for days .
so above ground shelter bermed over is really the only way to go
that i can afford on a diy budget
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:08 AM   #27
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yea I found that out here in sc sand land also
first several years at this property the water table was deep down
so I was thinking a below grade shelter but in the last couple years the water table has jumped and sometimes I cant dig a post hole without it filling with water for days .
so above ground shelter bermed over is really the only way to go
that i can afford on a diy budget
Everything underground in Houston protected by pumps...lots of pumps

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:10 AM   #28
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Yeah...Florida & Houston are similar in that the water table is about four inches below the surface.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:02 AM   #29
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I've always been interested in these, keep us posted on your project!
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:08 AM   #30
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:02 PM   #31
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I've always been interested in these, keep us posted on your project!
thanks for checking it out I will make sure to keep u guys and gals updated
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:08 PM   #32
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As I recall...the Branch Davidians in Waco had a bunker & tunnel system including a Skoolie that survived the siege intact.
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Yeah...Florida & Houston are similar in that the water table is about four inches below the surface.
Problem in Florida is the...last(right word?)...as the water drains out of the limestone caverns the ceilings collapse...Houston just a big pile of sand

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As I recall...the Branch Davidians in Waco had a bunker & tunnel system including a Skoolie that survived the siege intact.
Yep...but flooded...somebody posted their tour of the place on YT

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Old 02-07-2018, 12:15 PM   #35
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got a link ? I would love to see that
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:45 PM   #36
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Nice project you have there. Once you have her sealed up I'd look into some kind of bed liner material to coat the exterior. Paint will eventually let moisture through and then start rotting. The bed liner should stop the moisture from getting through better than the paint and last longer.
I'd also think about burying it about midway for less blast resistance, burm or no burm. Granted i dont know that much about above ground shelters, always prefer to bury myself into the ground than just cover some dirt over above ground and stick out.
Also, nothing wrong with the bus, just be sure to brace the bejesus out of it. Dirt is HEAVY when wet and need a lot for fall out. Good luck n keep us updated. Love me some fall out shelters.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:33 PM   #37
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Nice idea indeed. The scrap value of the bus isn't much but used as a shelter makes the bus both useful and valuable. An upgrade to the homestead a silk purse from a sows ear so to speak.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:23 PM   #38
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Nice project you have there. Once you have her sealed up I'd look into some kind of bed liner material to coat the exterior. Paint will eventually let moisture through and then start rotting. The bed liner should stop the moisture from getting through better than the paint and last longer.
I'd also think about burying it about midway for less blast resistance, burm or no burm. Granted i dont know that much about above ground shelters, always prefer to bury myself into the ground than just cover some dirt over above ground and stick out.
Also, nothing wrong with the bus, just be sure to brace the bejesus out of it. Dirt is HEAVY when wet and need a lot for fall out. Good luck n keep us updated. Love me some fall out shelters.
thanks much for checking out my project
yea i wish i could go below grade with it but just not gonna happen on my budget
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:26 AM   #39
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I told the battle ax that my next house will be underground.

She said "Yes, yes it will...". Made me kind of nervous.
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I told the battle ax that my next house will be underground.

She said "Yes, yes it will...". Made me kind of nervous.
Lol...better be careful...she's got knives

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