Internet #205312401

Model #SASAS04D

Twister Pod 4 ft. x 6 ft. Tornado Storm Shelter

  • Comfortably sits up to 4 people
  • Cylindrical shape provides protection against flying debris
  • 3/16 in. heavy-duty steel doors triple lock for added protection
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Product Overview

This four-person above-ground Twister Pod tornado shelter is constructed with heavy-duty steel in a cylindrical shape engineered to withstand EF5 tornado winds (200+ mph). It is 4 ft. dia. and 6 ft. tall with welded-in bench seating for maximum comfort in a confined setting. Even with the door triple-locked, a large vent supplies ample airflow without impacting the structural integrity of the shelter. The neutral color on this safety pod meshes with any aesthetic and can be situated in a carport, garage or on a backyard patio.
  • Dimensions: 4 ft. dia. x 6 ft. H
  • Door dimensions: 2 ft. W x 5 ft. H
  • Built with 3/16 in. heavy-duty steel for utmost strength and durability
  • Cylindrical construction provides maximum protection and deflection of flying debris
  • Powder-coated baked-on finish is rust and corrosion-resistant
  • Triple-locking, single-lever latching mechanism with keyed door handle for extra safety and security
  • Outfitted with welded-in bench seating
  • Weighs 980 lbs.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Interior Height (in.)
72
Product Depth (in.)
48
Product Height (in.)
72
Product Width (in.)
48

Details

Color Family
Beige / Cream
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Installation Location
Above ground
Material
Steel
Maximum Number of Occupants
4
Product Weight (lb.)
980
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty on manufacturer's defects in materials and workmanship.

Questions & Answers

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How would it not be picked up be the tornado and carried away, knocked over ext. What makes this safer then staying insi

Asked by Kristina November 9, 2015
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It is bolted to a concrete slab weighing about 8000 pounds It is 1/4" steel and is rated for an F5 tornado.

Will my cell phone and radio work inside this steel pod?

Asked by LKG July 9, 2017
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I have an above ground shelter mounted with Hilti bolts to the garage floor. With the door closed, I get a cell signal, also my tablet picks up wifi signal.

Is it FEMA approved for an F5 tornado?

Asked by Shorty June 24, 2015
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No shelter on the market is ever ‘approved’ by FEMA. However, all of our storm shelters and tornado safe rooms are FEMA Compliant. FEMA has a strict set of standards by which all companies should build their tornado safe rooms, and Survive-a-Storm Shelters pride ourselves on the fact that we meet and in some cases, exceed their expectations.

Since most garages are not cooled can a person stand to be locked up inside it during tornado wea...

Asked by ensl66 May 1, 2018
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No, a person can not stand to be locked up inside for few hours.

HOW IS IT FASTENED TO PREVENT FALLING OR BLOWING DOWN

Asked by DBHAVID August 27, 2015
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12 stainless steel bolts into a 10' x 10' x 6" slab

Since it's metal what about lightening strikes that go along with tornadoes...is there grounding instructions?

Asked by Gailnew April 10, 2017
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A lot of bad information here. this WILL conduct electricity as all metal does; however, you should be absolutely safe since you will be inside this and the current will flow outside along the metal and not through you. bolting this to concrete will essentially ground it. I would not consider concrete an insulator especially when wet. To summarize this, lightning should be a non issue and would not even factor into any consideration when purchasing this.

Could you install this in a closet

Asked by Rizjag May 12, 2018
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Well -- if it was a big closet with a big opening....and you had lots of help getting it in there it could fit in a closet. See though that it is 4 feet across, 6 feet tall and weighs over 1000 lbs. And the closet would have to be big enough to get the door open. Good luck.

Why does this shelter have no Steel Floor could it not be lifted off of you?

Asked by Living February 25, 2016
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The unit is held by 12 stainless steel bolts to a concreet slab at least 10' x 10' x 6"

How do you get it in a doorway?

Asked by Pauline April 7, 2017
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It could only be installed in a house at the time for construction because the diameter is 52"

Can these Pods withstand earthquakes and can they be installed in an apartment?

Asked by Babeathome February 6, 2018
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It is designed for a first floor or a basement. It is designed for tornadeos hitting a single family home. It would offer reasonable protection in an earthquake. in a home or single story building.

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Purchased this product thinking it would have to be put together only to find that it is one solid piece with a door on it when you pick it up or have it delivered! It has a spot on the top where you can hook it with a chain and lift it to place it wherever you need to with a tractor that has the ability to lift a bucket at least 8 feet off the ground if you want to get it High enough to move it. I had it installed inside my shed because I couldn’t afford to have another platform of concrete poured that was equivalent of the recommendations by FEMA Which are it must be set on a concrete slab at least 1 ft.² bigger than the size of the product which in my case would have been 7 x 5 and approximately 24 inches thick and in the equivalent weight required by OSHA because the weight of what it is anchored to is what keeps it stable when a tornado hits. It is also quite claustrophobic inside and I am planning to keep a battery operated fan and light and a battery charger for my phone inside there at all times. I would recommend
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I purchased a Survive A Storm twister pod through Home Depot about a month ago. My son installed it last week and I couldn't be happier. I called Survive a Storm a few times and they were very helpful. Very happy with the twister pod. Now I feel safe should a tornado warning sound.
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I like the storm shelter. It was easy to place with a little help from my friends and instillation can be done by most anyone who can use an electric drill and a wrench. My wife and I will feel a bit better the next time a tornado warning sounds.
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My son and I did the installation and with correct...
My son and I did the installation and with correct tools, a good hammer drill and an impact wrench it was really simple.
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door will not lock
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Our twister pod was delivered and we anchored it as instructed. The door will not lock! We have had this two weeks and if a storm had come in that length of time we would have been blown away. All that money for something totally useless! And don't bother calling Home Depot or the manufacturer. You will not get any answers to your problems!!
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It was just what we expected construction wise but was...
It was just what we expected construction wise but was disappointed in the color. We were under the impression it was creme gold in color which matched our garage color. All ad pictures on line, in the brochure and the display model at your store was that color; however, ours arrived in a dark gray color.
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It was easy to install, and with no basement having...
It was easy to install, and with no basement having the level of security for my family is well worth the investment!
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Shelter appears very sturdy and well made. Instructions were good....
Shelter appears very sturdy and well made. Instructions were good. Maintaining the warranty is cumbersome as they require multiple photos on a recurring basis as a visual inspection.
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Easy to bolt down. ...
Easy to bolt down.
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