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Posted: 11/6/2009 3:27:08 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 3:34:19 PM EST
Nice. BTW....this is actually a tag for future pics. And, i am looking forward to them.
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 3:36:56 PM EST
Very nice. If you don't mind me asking, whats something like that set you back? (after the $800 for the engineer of course).
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 3:54:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 4:01:23 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 4:10:51 PM EST
the only thing that is stupid is people that think that anyone could get through 8 inches of concrete.

what psi is the concrete and what size rebar you use?

that is a serious vault.
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 4:34:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By bigbore:
Also - for those emailing me who think its stupid to post this here. I'm only posting/showing what is in plain sight for anyone around to see. Anyone who knows I own the local gun shop is going to know I have a "safe" - and I hope they see this as a deterrant. Anyone wanting to get into this is basically going to have to destroy the house to get the industrial equipment into the basement needed to go through the wall. There are also going to be a few more layers of electronic security that I'll keep private. So, no I dont think I'm risking anything showing this on the interweb.


I would say you got a helluva deal. I would have figured in the neighborhood of 25 or 30K, very nice.

Tag for future pics.
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 4:57:16 PM EST
Mine's not quite nearly as fancy as yours but it's along the same lines:







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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 5:00:36 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 5:10:47 PM EST
That's awesome. I hope to have one someday.
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Link Posted: 11/6/2009 6:00:57 PM EST
very nice.

Never seen a foundation poured like that with the brick pattern. Pretty cool.
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Link Posted: 11/7/2009 4:17:34 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/7/2009 4:40:59 AM EST
Big bore,

Just building my house and working on finishing up my basement. I would recommend a good closed cell foam for all your below grade applications, It has the lowest PERM (moisture resistance rating) Its practically Vapor proof.

We did this for all our below grade walls and did open cell foam for the rest of the above grade home. I have to say I am very very pleased with my utility bills compared to all of my neighbors.

You can also get a kit to do your vault yourself.
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Link Posted: 11/7/2009 4:48:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By bigbore:
Originally Posted By possum5885:

what psi is the concrete and what size rebar you use?




4000psi class C concrete
#7 rebar in the walls/roof/pads


yeah no one is getting through that with out a backhoe with a jack hammer attachment
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Link Posted: 11/7/2009 12:46:30 PM EST
nice well thought out bunker/ safe.........
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Link Posted: 11/8/2009 3:01:57 AM EST
Electric?

Sure its been thought of but didnt see any stubbs or pass through.
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Link Posted: 11/8/2009 4:42:21 AM EST
whats with the big red beam?

is that to support the stainless till the concrete dries? Im not sure there was a reason to have that there. seems like you could have designed the concrete structures properly and avoided the use of that monster.
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Link Posted: 11/8/2009 5:13:49 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/8/2009 3:04:38 PM EST
Thanks for the post bigbore; very interesting thread. I have a few questions. The continuous rebar sections do not appear tied into the wall on at least one side as apparent in the photo, even though holes were drilled for them. Is that correct, or are they actually stuck in a lower set of holes? Maybe the first row was too high? By any chance could you provide a copy of the Basement Vault/Foundation Plan drawing with enough resolution to read the details? I have some questions, but that would probably answer all of them. Thanks.
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 4:16:22 PM EST
Is there going to be power in there? You mentioned a dehumidifier so I would assume you need at least one outlet and some lights. Conduit from the panel to the safe under the slab perhaps?

Anyway to get out from the inside if the door was closed?
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 4:28:33 PM EST
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Power and plumbing are taken care of.

There is a handle on the inside too.


Cool. Climate controlled in there?
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 4:46:14 PM EST
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Power and plumbing are taken care of.

There is a handle on the inside too.


Cool. Climate controlled in there?


No, not for now. I dont think its needed, but I have a plan if necessary. I'll have almost 6 months of watching it before I move in.


You GCing the project yourself?
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 4:58:25 PM EST
Thanks for sharing Big Bore.

I'm thinking along the same lines. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 5:18:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 5:18:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By bigbore:
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You GCing the project yourself?


what's GC?


I think he means are you the general contractor?
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 5:20:08 PM EST
If you don't mind me asking; how does a vault door like that secure to the walls? Epoxy? Lag bolts drilled through? I didn't see any studs on teh door jamb itself, nor ports in the concrete.

Although gravity might work; I don't know officer, I came home and found these two guys smooshed under 4000 lbs of door
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Link Posted: 11/12/2009 6:51:35 PM EST
Good looking door, I would suggest attaching a tarp in front of it though, in my experience things like that will have something fall into them and scratch them during the build process.
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Link Posted: 11/13/2009 4:29:26 AM EST
Very well planned & thought out build. If you don't mind me asking, what will the interior walls be finished with?
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Link Posted: 11/13/2009 6:11:04 AM EST
Basements, I miss them.

Did you have some conduit placed in the forms before pouring? I didn't see it
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Link Posted: 11/13/2009 2:06:08 PM EST
Bigbore.... I have a plan for a basement vault myself. I like the guys at Smith, that's were I'll be getting my door.

One thing I will be doing different, My door will be opening to the inside. That way if there is a tornado the family can go into the vault and shut the door and still be able to get out if the house is collapsed all around them.

Very nice project... thanks for sharing!
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Link Posted: 11/13/2009 2:16:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUSHMAN15:
Bigbore.... I have a plan for a basement vault myself. I like the guys at Smith, that's were I'll be getting my door.

One thing I will be doing different, My door will be opening to the inside. That way if there is a tornado the family can go into the vault and shut the door and still be able to get out if the house is collapsed all around them.

Very nice project... thanks for sharing!

Perhaps make it a recessed vault door so that you can put in a regular door in front of it so that it looks like a closet.
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Link Posted: 11/14/2009 6:09:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By bigbore:
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If you don't mind me asking, what will the interior walls be finished with?


I dont kow yet. The walls will be studded and insulated, but I'm still thinking about what to use. Initial plans were drywall, but with all the hole and hooks I'll be using, plywood may be a better idea, and then again slat board would look nicer...
I've got until April to decide.


In underground locations I have used densglass and densarmor drywall. This is a drywall product that uses a fiberglass coating instead of a paper coating so that mold can not feed off of it. It's about 3-4 times the cost of regular drywall but the area you would need it in isn't really that large. I would recommend using that product and then you could do a row or two of slatboard over it.
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Link Posted: 11/14/2009 8:46:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By bigbore:
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what psi is the concrete and what size rebar you use?




4000psi class C concrete
#7 rebar in the walls/roof/pads


Since I can only tell slightly from your pictures It looks like a 8 or 10 inch wall and the rebar looks like #4 # 7 bars are thicker
unless you watched the foundation crew install them or Iron Workers do it . I would be suspect
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Link Posted: 11/14/2009 9:19:52 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2009 6:14:48 AM EST
bump for updates, stop stringing us along we need an update! =p
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