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Does anyone here have a "safe room"???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tank3d, May 20, 2012.

  1. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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  2. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    I have a room with a safe in it, that I fell relatively safe when i am in there lol.

    Not my house, but I remember a friends house when i was a kid. he was showing me how the previous owners before his parents had the basement set up as a gun/safe room. the basement windows were barred/built up to where you couldn't get in through them (and were tiny anyways) and then there was a metal door frame at the bottom of the stairs that apparently had a safe door or security door of some kind. They had it set up to where you had to buzz in or something, because there were wires for a com system to either side of the door. Then in the basement, you could see where they had the rifle holders on the walls (there were holes in the concrete) and the pantry had another heavy door on it and was obviously used for something other then food by the prior owner (guessing ammo or handguns). It was just the remnants when i saw it, but my friend told me about how stuff was set up in there and it sounded pretty cool.
     
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I remember after 9/11, to capitalize on all the government fear mongering, one company made tons of money building safe rooms in people's homes. That way when the roving terrorists came to your home (like Dwight Yoakam) you were ready. lol
     
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  4. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    I plan on building a "safe room", but its the kind of safe room you see in hurricane/tornado country.....almost like a bunker under the house.
     
  5. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    A couple houses at the "Street of Dreams" Fishback Creek had rooms with Safe doors in the basements. I doubt that the contractors built impervious walls to go with the door though.
     
  6. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    :confused:Unless you are confident the cavalry is on the way; tell me how in the cowboy hell locking yourself in a box inside a
    bigger box made of flammable material makes any sense whatever.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Making the walls of a safe room safe is not hard. 12" of concrete with a bunch of zig zagged rebar will stop all but a pro team. And if the room is actully outside the walls of the basement they also have to do a lot of digging out in the open. And it will still take them a very long time.
     
  8. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    1. locate the air intakes
    2. fill with something other than air

    (water, vehicle exhaust, propane, etc)
     
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  9. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    I think the intended application of the doors is for more of a vault type room, not a panic room. But you could probably do whatever you wanted with one once you bought it.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't see a way to lock / unlock from the inside on that particular safe door.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We have a safe room in the security sense, solid hemlock wood door on my gal's bedroom, opens out so really hard to kick it in and the hallway is narrow as well. If there's a break in she is to lock herself in there and dial 911 and get out her guns.. I will deal with intruders

    But soon we hope to build a real safe house on our land, as in an entire home out of insulated concrete forms
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    That is why you have to truly plan for anything when building.. and there are many ways to defend against this
     
  13. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    I have a room with a safe in it, that I fell relatively safe when i am in there lol.

    beer shot out my nose ... too funny
     
  14. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Eventually "they" are going to shoot your lady and copulate with your dog! er.....
     
  15. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I figure the shear volume of firepower the family will lay down will make them think they hit a hornets nest.
     
  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This story is somewhat related to this thread.
    I was standing outside of a large shop that did sandblasting. The only guy around to ask questions about their rates was suited up and locked inside blasting away on a car frame.
    Twenty minutes later and no sign of stopping for a break, I was just ready to leave when another guy showed up and asked me how long I had been waiting.
    His reply when I told him almost a half hour was " scr*w this" and proceeded to walk around back next to the compressor shed.
    He lit up a truly foul smelling cigar and started to blow the smoke into the air intake for the hazmat suit the guy was wearing.
    One minute later the worker was busting out of the shed and stripping off the helmet coughing his lungs out.
    Turned out he was friend of the worker.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube_share;4foq4HcQdpg]http://youtu.be/4foq4HcQdpg[/video]
     
  19. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm not real sure that would get my M1 Garand to open the door from the inside. I was talking about what the OP was asking about not the idea of a panic room or bunker as the thread got side tracked on to. But a room built into a safe for the storage of valuables. I'm also pretty sure I wouldn't bother with having an air intake or exhaust. Just make a way to open the door from the inside.
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I guess you never heard "you can't rape a .38".,.. but then I bet my pretty little gal is a better warrior than you