Friday, September 13, 2013

Responding to MDR and Container Update

The Modern Day Redneck had some questions from our last post and we thought to follow up with some more information.

After doing some extensive research, below are some links that represent the ideas we are going to implement on our container, to insure wall stability.  The first link is from a company that build these professionally and were willing to share their ideas.  We think they'll give you a really good idea for how to proceed.

On the top outside we are going to weld on a piece of flat iron, across the center length (40'), to help with stability and then we plan to bolt a center 4x4 beam on the inside top, through the flat iron.  Additional 4x4 supports along the inside walls and ceiling will be placed approx. every 10', which will help support the walls and ceiling.

We'll keep you updated as we progress.  Let us know if you have any questions, we really like hearing from you!


  1. Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
    It would be different if I could afford a $200,000 underground bunker house.
    I have been designing this with some other ideas for a while now. It costs about the same to build a underground cinder block room as it does to get the container and beef it up enough to be safe.
    I am not even close to getting started on this yet.
    Thanks again

    1. I look forward to seeing your ideas, you're very creative. We have $2500 into the container, and will use scrap metal and other minimal costs for wood etc. We thought of cinder block, but we're just too wet and would have water issues in a short time. Hence, no basements here! I would love a $200K underground bunker, but until I win (start playing) the lottery, I'll have to work w/the container. Great to hear from ya!

  2. Izzy,

    Great idea Izzy, how long do you think it will take you and yours to get this unit the way you would like it?

    1. Sandy,

      Not really sure how long. A lot depends on when we can get the angle iron and a break in the weather. It's hard to keep at anything for too long in this heat. We look forward to when we can sit back and "remember" working on this project. It's the most complicated and time consuming for us by far. Thanks for following along.


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