Does anyone have any ideas about turning a bedroom or any other room in an already existing home into a safe room. I live in a hurricane area!! Any thoughts?
And all the life insurance your heirs can afford. They will enjoy it when those 1/2" steel plated walls collapse on you during the storm...or the whole damn mess of concrete and steel plate falls through the supporting floor system, storm or no....then pour concrete in the walls with a half inch steel plate on the interior....
btw this is more geared to tornado shelter and as was said before. the best safe room for hurricane is dont stay and make sure you have both flood and wind insurance.
I typically think of "safe room" as being a place to go to lock yourself in and away from a home intruder. Since you mentioned hurricane, I'll assume you are interested in an interior shelter.Does anyone have any ideas about turning a bedroom or any other room in an already existing home into a safe room. I live in a hurricane area!! Any thoughts?
With no idea of the supporting structure, it is idiocy to suggest adding multiple tons of concrete and steel plate. How is the plate secured at top and bottom? How would two (typical) 16d common nails (in end grain at that) support the lateral loading? Who fills the cavities between non treated studs with unreinforced? concrete? And if you're not there during a wind event, why build it in the first place?Would not be too hasty to say it is such bad advice. A bud has one lined with steel plating, 3" plated door, and three safes loaded with arms. He went into the crawl space and reinforced the floor to hold the extra weight. My floor is braced every three feet and you could drive a dozer over it. Weight is no problem if properly supported.
ETA: you seemed to miss his last sentence about not being there when a hurricane hits.