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Kol Drake replied the topic: Re: Underground bunkers?

Here might be the place and pdf 'booklet' you were looking for...

American Bomb Shelters / Safe Rooms

and their multi page pdf which diagrams rebar/cement pours, what is necessary to be 'compliant', back blast valves, air filtering, etc. Most seems to be cement, rebar, and cinder blocks so basic structure could be done by someone with a little basic construction knowledge.

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Yikes.

One honeycomb steel blast door (large) is $4500 !!! Must be gold plated steel!

SOMEONE is making big bucks off the End of the World/Zombie Apocolpyse rumors.
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No, it is probably Nuclear Power Plant grade Cement and steel. That cost big bucks to make. I knew some scientists that worked at Oak Ridge, TN. They told me how it was made.
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Cool Site! Wish I was a millionaire.
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Hilda Cain wrote: No, it is probably Nuclear Power Plant grade Cement and steel. That cost big bucks to make. I knew some scientists that worked at Oak Ridge, TN. They told me how it was made.


My dad was the project manager on several nuclear power plant construction sites back in the late 60s through the 80s.
I worked as an ironworker on two plants... one in Washington state and one in Arkansas.

For most of the 'containment vessel' areas, it was a high density concrete with large rebar (iron) reinforcement AND, a cocoon of cables... under tension so that IF an explosion of some kind happened (so of the steam line were under high pressure/heat -- NOT talking nuclear explosion -- because that just was not gonna happen unless someone put a nuke INTO the nuclear power plant).

ANYWAY, one could make some super high density concrete for an underground shelter. BUT, just being under six feet of 'solid dirt' can just about protect you from nuclear fallout/radiation IF you had to go underground. You would have to go WAY deeper, and use that super dense concrete if you were trying to 'bomb proof' your shelter. But, I mean.. unless you decided to build at ground zero in New York or a military base... you are not likely to be AT ground zero for most blasts.

AND, these days, you don't need nukes to kill a country. Use the Internet to make unrest. Find the major nexus points of the power and water systems and knock them out. And, kill the Internet / celltowers... and most folks would be ready to go 'caveman' mode in less than a week. :p
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FYI -- many of the links are out dated or gone.
I'm trying to fix them (or redirect to newer sites ).
Give me a couple days and I'll have them fixed. * fingers crossed *
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Hilda Cain replied the topic: Re: Underground bunkers?

Thank you! You probably know more about nuclear plants than I do. Lol, I just knew scientists and engineers that worked there, lol. I saw an idiot ram one of the covers with a small plane, did not even crack it. His letter said he wanted to have it go up, sigh.
Thank you for updating the links. I appreciate it.
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Thank you! These are cool sites.
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