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Hi to all,new to this.glad to find a site of like minded.a little about me,I stumbled across a site about living in underground tanks,but could not afford one so built my own.i have been living in my tank about 4years,only thing i miss is seeing sun come up!! Working on a second one to sell,it's about 11ft by 36.made of almost 1half of inch thick,same as mine,made in 1955,for a big farm for liquid nitrogen,don't make them anymore,now they put a plastic liner in a steel tank(nitrogen) doesn't like steel any interest I would be glad to send pics,I did mine to save money and be safe.have a good nollidge of electronics and such,I used to repair electronics since 1981 full time but had to move into security cameras,alarms,etc,seems like everyone throws stuff away anymore.
 

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Whatcha figuring your asking price is for the second bunker house?
 

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4 years, eh?
Then you should be well versed in how to answer my question.
How do you handle drainage, and ensure you can't be flooded out?

Oh, and welcome!
 

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I am a part time off gridder. So far so good.
 

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4 years, eh?
Then you should be well versed in how to answer my question.
How do you handle drainage, and ensure you can't be flooded out?

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Thanks for the welcome,I dug a big rectangle hole in top of a hill,dropped in sewer line that ties into a septic tank buried at bottom of hill hooked to a rental cabin that 100 ft away from me,got lucky the tank is lower than me.i put drain pipe around edges and across middle,then put in 4 inches of rock,black cloth then 6 inches of sand,(OVERKILL)I chocked both sides with 6X6 ran pipe out to grade,then I have an18 ft tunnel to get in.
 

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Hearty congratulations! You seem to be living in a bomb shelter, but have made it comfortable! No doubt
ventilation and all that are well taken care of. Are you looking forward to upgrades (Solar for instance)?

I, for one, would enjoy seeing pictures of you setup! From time to time I fantasize about putting a large
shipping container into the ground...but I live much too far away to purchase the one you have for sale.

Grim
 

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Thanks grim,I think the best way to prepar for anything is try it for a while.i did buy 2solar panels but never hooked up yet,I think there 17 volt at 75 watt,may be able to regulate down to 12v with just a lite bulb,I will try to upload pics to give ideas.also good to try some long term storage food to see if you like it,I have tried several mountain house brand and was ok,would like to try several other brands soon. image.jpg
 

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Tank says 22,000 gallons,mine finished with floor has ceiling about 9ft high,with storage underneath,built bedroom area for 4 beds,but only did one down low on left and one up hi on right to put office desk under for now,will try to send a pic image.jpg
 

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Nice wall decor by the door. I see you are an avid collector.
 

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Will try to upload pics image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg the last pic should be my deck,the only part that is seen before the dummy room behind it,about a 14 ft tunnel to get to tank door
 

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Thanks I am lucky to have a practice range about 200 ft away in the valley next to me,safer to shoot at low targets in a valley in case I miss,mite hit a deer by mistake and have no idea how to dress it....
 

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Curious, and a few questions:

What is your inferior walls made of as they appear painted?
Exterior water proofing measures for the tank, tunnel and connections?
What size is the entrance tunnel?
 

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Do you have a generator, then? I see electric lights, an electric heater, hot plate, 'fridge. What about the inside ventilation? Composting toilet? Sounds pretty nice. I would miss the bird song. But there are clocks with bird songs. Looks like a nice set up. You don't have to worry about tornadoes. Does the air get stale smelling? I guess that ties in with the ventilation.
 

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I would like to see a break down on what you get for $20,000.00 .
 

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Sorry it takes a while to respond,I work 7days a week,and am blessed with a lot of work.that price gets you a perfect tank built in 1955 but looks new,all measurements and plans to do what I did,I can cut door and do mods,welding,ventilation etc,for about 2k,all you need is build a floor and 2walls that have all support blocks and 2 six inch vents welded in proper place,6 inch vent tubes are 1/4 inch thick,double welded and will match any 6in plastic pipe,you don't want any metal above ground to be a better EMP structure.
 
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