Bomb/storm shelter toilet

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by KCinFlorida, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. KCinFlorida

    KCinFlorida New Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Hello all,

    I am in the process of designing a home to be built on my lot next year.

    I am looking at options for a storm/bomb shelter to be built below grade.

    Because of the dual usage I plan on installing air filtration (NBC), blast doors, blast and overpressure valves,etc...

    My question is this: besides a 5-gallon bucket with a toilet seat, can I have a regular toilet installed?

    Keep in mind that the water table is very low and drainage may need a special solution.

    Also, would I have to worry about some sort of blast valves on venting and drains?

    Anyone have any experience in this department?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    If your toilet is below the access point of where the main drain leaves the house you will need a flush up toilet or sewage ejection pit that will run on the power from what ever generator you are going to use. You will also need stored water to operate it and a pump of some sort, electric or hand.
    I think a couple of buckets with sealing lids would suffice.

    What blast level of blast door will you be using?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2007
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  4. KCinFlorida

    KCinFlorida New Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Hi Cass,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The blast door/s I have been looking at are rated to withstand high pressure waves up to 7200 pounds per square foot (50 pounds per square inch).
    The door of course is air tight (compression seal) allowing for the use of a positive pressure NBC filtration system.

    The air intake and exhaust will both have blast valves (also rated at 50 PSI).
  5. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    There are waterless toilets. They do the composting thing. I would at least look into them.
  6. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    After watching the mess with Catrina I would forgo making it a bomb shelter. I would just make a good storm shelter.

    I suppose though if you have deep enough pockets and a bomb shelter is realy something you think you need ....go for it.

    Personaly if I were in that mind set first I would make a storm shelter with the ability to convert to a bomb shelter then make a safe room in my home incase of intruders, then finish the bomb shelter.
  7. ASR

    ASR New Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Toilet in Bombshelter

    Hello KC,

    Go to and download the manual, see section (R) for detiled isometric drawings.

    The toilet is a "kwik-Jon" brand, the blast valve is a ASR-BV-50.
    We also manufactuer NBC filter/ventilation units, overpressure-valves and blast doors.

    If you have any questions, feel free to give ma a call.

    Best regards,

    Len Henrikson
    Chief Engineer
    American Safe Room Inc.
    PH 541.459.1806

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