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Underground "Bunker" Provides Shelter From Storms
The past several years of unpredictably wild weather have boosted business for a Kansas manufacturer of steel-reinforced concrete storm shelters.
Designed for installation on flat or hilly ground, the shelter is constructed of 4-in. thick concrete walls reinforced with 3/8-in. thick rebar. It features a 10-ga. leak-proof steel door that bolts from the inside, metal steps the full width of the door with two hand-rails, and an 8-in. dia. turbine ventilator.
On flat ground, the shelter is installed 4 ft. in the ground with dirt from the excavation placed around three sides. On hilly terrain, it's installed with the front of the shelter 4 ft. in the ground leaving the bottom of the door just above ground level.
A standard shelter, which accommodates 12 to 15 people, is 6 ft. wide by 8 ft. long by 6 ft. 2 in. tall. It sells for $1,895.
A handicap model with a wider door to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers is also available for $2,195.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Canton Enterprises, 701 West Railroad, Canton, Kan. 67428 (ph 316 628-4848 or 4947).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5