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    Isn't there somebody on here that started a business with some buddies? I use to have a PM but must have deleted it. Looking at getting one installed soon hopefully. Any suggestions?

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    Don't be poor. Have a basement.

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    I have a Flatsafe. They came and did exactly the job they said they would do. There was a bit of a scheduling issue that was on the office person, I think, but other than that it was smooth. I would strongly recommend getting the big one. Since we're only three people we got a smaller one...and it's smaaalllll. Granted, it's going to help keep us alive when a tornado hits our house, but man. It's cozy in there.

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    ground zero did mine... i would recommend them.

    http://www.groundzeroshelters.com/
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    F5. They've been advertising like crazy lately. I get at least one flyer a week in the mail from them.

    http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho...=storm+shelter

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    Ground Zero for us. Fast, easy, and clean. I did some pretty thorough research and they were far and away the best and most respected. A little more expensive (not much) than the others, but well worth it.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    Isn't there somebody on here that started a business with some buddies? I use to have a PM but Stu must have deleted it. Looking at getting one installed soon hopefully. Any suggestions?
    Fify.

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    Let's get a group together for a volume discount. I'm in.

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    I've got one for you.


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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    Isn't there somebody on here that started a business with some buddies? I use to have a PM but must have deleted it. Looking at getting one installed soon hopefully. Any suggestions?
    I was the guy you talked to. Send me a PM.

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    Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    F5. They've been advertising like crazy lately. I get at least one flyer a week in the mail from them.

    http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho...=storm+shelter
    That's our company.

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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    Don't be poor. Have a basement.
    Good luck finding someone in OKC to build you a basement. And, by the way, I know you're just being a smartass, but basements are standard up north and don't add any value to your home, just space. I totally wish we had basements around here. My dad & brother-in-law has an extra 600 sq. ft. because of theirs.

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    Originally Posted by BleeOU1 View Post
    That's our company.
    PM with some details and pricing.

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    Tornado Shelters

    Originally Posted by BleeOU1 View Post
    That's our company.
    Quit with the flyers already. They're bothering people.



    Otoh they must be working

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    Tornado Shelters

    If you pay over $2500 for a concrete that holds 8 then you've overpaid.



    If this is what you are looking for then these types of shelters are all basically made by the same company. When we bought ours the price ranged from $2500-$4500.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    If you pay over $2500 for a concrete that holds 8 then you've overpaid.



    If this is what you are looking for then these types of shelters are all basically made by the same company. When we bought ours the price ranged from $2500-$4500.
    Those outdoor cellars are not an option for many people in urban neighborhoods. Unless you live on a corner, it's going to be difficult for them to get all the equipment required in your back yard.

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    Originally Posted by Wailer View Post
    Quit with the flyers already. They're bothering people.



    Otoh they must be working
    I'm guessing you live in Edmond? We hit that area really hard.

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    Originally Posted by BleeOU1 View Post
    Those outdoor cellars are not an option for many people in urban neighborhoods. Unless you live on a corner, it's going to be difficult for them to get all the equipment required in your back yard.
    do you guys do big outside underground ones?

    Our home backs up to an open field so getting equipment in really shouldn't be a problem

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    Don't be poor. Move to California!

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    Am I the only one that thought the OP would be "Whats up with that?"

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    do you guys do big outside underground ones?

    Our home backs up to an open field so getting equipment in really shouldn't be a problem
    We don't. We usually refer people that want them to red dirt septic.

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    Can two people really sit across from each other in a shelter that's only 3 ft wide? Does your knee go in their crotchal area?

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    Originally Posted by hOUrricane View Post
    Can two people really sit across from each other in a shelter that's only 3 ft wide? Does your knee go in their crotchal area?
    that's what I hate about these garage ones. Even the ones that advertise 8+ people are cramped and small. I remember as a kid having a lot of room in our neighbors' shelters that were underground in the back

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    Originally Posted by hOUrricane View Post
    Can two people really sit across from each other in a shelter that's only 3 ft wide? Does your knee go in their crotchal area?
    No. You need a 5ft wide shelter to be able to sit across from eachother. There is a night and day difference between a 3ft wide shelter and a 5ft wide shelter.

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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    Don't be poor. Move to California!
    Then he would want a wildfire/earthquake shelter.

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    Originally Posted by bushmaster06 View Post
    Then he would want a wildfire/earthquake shelter.
    Which he wouldn't be able to afford, b/c with the way tax rates are going out there, he'd end up poor.

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    Is there anyone selling f6 shelters? I don't want to die in an f6 with an f5 shelter.
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    F5 - the website isn't working. Is all this LT traffic blowing it up?

    So, some are advertising coal tar expoxy coating which is the best while others have epoxy painted steel as their cheaper end. What materials would I be looking for?

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    Chances are pretty good you won't be in your home long enough for it to matter to you.

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    Originally Posted by hOUrricane View Post
    F5 - the website isn't working. Is all this LT traffic blowing it up?

    So, some are advertising coal tar expoxy coating which is the best while others have epoxy painted steel as their cheaper end. What materials would I be looking for?
    Looks like its up and running now.

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    thundergroundss.com

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    Originally Posted by BleeOU1 View Post
    Looks like its up and running now.
    it's up but links are not working...at least the ones i tried
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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    it's up but links are not working...at least the ones i tried
    you really suck at the internet bounce.

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    Ground Zero

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    I need one that my BIG dogs can walk into, holds lots of people, that can be installed at Texhoma.... and won't break the bank...

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    that's what I hate about these garage ones. Even the ones that advertise 8+ people are cramped and small. I remember as a kid having a lot of room in our neighbors' shelters that were underground in the back
    You were a kid. You were smaller.

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    You were a kid. You were smaller.
    Well yeah. Middle school through high school. Our bright had a decent size one where about 10 of us fit nicely. My fire d had a circular one that was huge

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    Well yeah. Middle school through high school. Our bright had a decent size one where about 10 of us fit nicely. My fire d had a circular one that was huge
    Drinking?

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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    Drinking?
    Lol no unfortunately.

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    So how much of a mess do they make installing one?

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    So how much of a mess do they make installing one?
    The **** kind if question is that?

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    Originally Posted by Palmbeachsooner View Post
    The **** kind if question is that?
    I need to know if I need to completely remove everything from my garage or not

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    The only mess that was left after mine was done was you could make out the tracks from the digger on the driveway and a little dust. There's really not a whole lot to it.

    Cut hole
    drop in shelter
    fill hole
    sweep
    ????
    Profit

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    I was really wondering about if they let water run everywhere while cutting

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