Originally Posted by jack404
folks i can see no-ones actually buried shipping containers
here a run down from this side first hand
1st... 2 conatiners welded together side by side with a door manifactured between the two
after heavy rains the containers that where 18 feet down started to float and lifted 4 and a half feet at one end
2nd... a single container buried was crushed when the soil became wet and caved in the sides and popped the seam on the top
back to double containers ( 3rd attempt )
4th .... 3foot of gravel and a sump pump in a 44 gal drum made into a giant filter
18 foot of soil over but train line and 3/8" sheets steel over the train line as a re-enforcement and anti crush cage and its ok
but took 4 attempts to get it right
a guy I know took 2 - 8 ft diameter diesel tanks and welded them together at the ends.
he let them air out for 30 days and then buried them under only 3 ft of soil.
they floated to the top the first rain before they had anything done to them.
he had to go back to the drawing board also
I don't think I would bury mine even if I could, I had read what has happened to people hold up in bunkers.
If I have to fight it out, I'll take my chances at ground level I guess
I think I can mega-insulate one part of it to store shelf stable food and supplies because those things do get hotter than to mice screwing in a wool sock
then have another end for emergency shelter.