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Model #SR84X039G

ESP 7.25 ft. x 3.5 ft. x 6.5 ft. Metal Tornado Safety Shelter

  • Provides protection from EF5 tornados
  • Doubles as panic room or safe for valuables
  • Verified by NSSA to be FEMA and ICC compliant
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Product Overview

Protect yourself from mother nature and other threats with this Emergency Security Preparedness Safety Shelters metal tornado safety shelter. It provides protection against dangerously heavy winds. Able to withstand violent tornadoes rated up to EF5, this 7 ft. x 3.25 ft. x 6.66 ft. shelter doubles as a safe zone. It should only be installed indoor and above ground, preferably within the interior of a residence. It must be within 150 ft. of the residence if installed outdoors. This shelter, which is not waterproof, has undergone and passed testing at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech. Each ESP safety shelter is verified in compliance with the standards of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). It withstood impacts equivalent to the force produced by an F5 tornado with 250 MPH winds. Each shelter meets or exceeds all FEMA P320/P361 and ICC-500 Code requirements when installation guidelines are met. This shelter can accommodate up to six people and features a bolt-together design for easy construction and relocation. Emergency panels allow a speedy exit, and the quick-release sliding door can be opened when blocked by debris. The shelter is equipped with shielded air vents.
  • Up to six-person residential capacity
  • Bolt-together design for easy construction and relocation
  • Emergency panels for rapid shelter exit
  • Quick manipulating locking mechanism works in conjunction with a latch and key lock
  • Quick-release sliding door design reduces space and allows opening when blocked by debris
  • Shielded air vents allow uninterrupted air flow
  • Includes five-year limited warranty
  • Bench, shelf and gun rack accessories available
  • Additional expansion kits will increase the depth of your shelter from 39 in.-54 in., 84 in., 114 in. and 144 in. as your family grows
  • Compliant with the National Storm Shelter Association Standards (NSSA)
  • Exceeds all requirements set forth by NSSA, FEMA 320 and ICC-500 standards
  • Designed by registered structural engineers
  • For indoor, above ground use

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Installation LocationAbove groundAbove groundAbove groundUnderground
Maximum Number of Occupants46916
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Specifications

Dimensions

Interior Height (in.)
76
Product Depth (in.)
87
Product Height (in.)
78
Product Width (in.)
42

Details

Color Family
Grays
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Installation Location
Above ground
Material
Steel
Maximum Number of Occupants
6
Product Weight (lb.)
1750
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 year limited

Questions & Answers

36Questions21Answers

Does this shelter need to be bolted or anchored to the ground?

Asked by Steve August 15, 2018
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Yes, this must be anchored into the concrete. The shelter will come with the anchor bolts and a floor template to show you where you must drill in the concrete. For additional information, please contact us at 800.222.8183.

Can this be placed outdoors not in a building

Asked by Kathy April 9, 2019
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Thank you for your interest in Swisher ESP Shelters. If installed outdoors, it must be within 150 ft. of the residence and must be protected from all weather conditions. THIS SHELTER IS NOT WATERPROOF.Tornadoes typically track southwest to northeast; however, when viewing the devastation and debris left behind, we can only be certain of one conclusion; tornadoes are unpredictable. The best location for your shelter is one that can be easily and safely accessed. We understand that you won’t need to use your shelter daily, but when you do, ease of accessibility is critical. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 800.222.8183.

Are the dimensions interior or exterior. What are both?

Asked by Jan March 18, 2017
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Internal dimensions are 80" x 35" x 76". External dimensions are 87" x 42" x 78".

Dose this unit include all hardware for Installation? Screws, bolts, concrete anchors?

Asked by Brendon March 26, 2018
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Yes. All hardware will be included.

How thick is the steel?

Asked by cj March 4, 2019
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3/16"

Does the price include installation?

Asked by Pete February 10, 2018
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No, installation is not included.

is this out of stock nationwide or just my store, im confussed.

Asked by Rooster April 20, 2020
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If you are having trouble placing your order online, we suggest contacting The Home Depot customer service center at 800.466.3337. You can also contact us for assistance at 800.222.8183.

Can you make it smaller

Asked by Heather October 27, 2018
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No, you cannot make this unit smaller. It must be installed exactly as the manual states.

Do y’all send someone to install

Asked by David April 11, 2020
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Thank you for your interest in Swisher ESP Safety Shelters. These shelters are designed to be installed by the owner (DIY). DIY Installation does require heavy lifting, some tools, and assistance from 2 to 3 additional people. DIY Installation does not eliminate the need for a Qualified Inspector to certify the installation. ESP Safety Shelters can also be installed by a third party. To locate a third party installer you can visit the National Storm Shelter Association's website. This site will provide you with a list of preapproved installation companies who are registered members of the NSSA. You can also locate a local installer that is experienced in general construction and installing anchor bolts in concrete. Regardless of who installs your ESP Safety Shelter it MUST be inspected by a Qualified Inspector using the Inspection Checklist that came with your unit. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 800.222.8183.

Are these pieces small enough to fit down a hallway or through a door? I want to build it in an interior room

Asked by Alex March 31, 2019
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The door is 73 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 3 next 2 largest pieces are 30 x 78 x 2 and 20 x 85 x 2 corners are 12 x 12 x 78. Will go through door, depends on hallway width. Parts are very heavy.

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Great quality, very durable,easy installation.
Great quality, very durable,easy installation.
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Can't get a local representative to respond
I've tried to call and get a representative to call me with no response. Home Depot local referred me to contacting their 800 number and the customer service at 800 number referred me back to local home depot. I was interested in putting one of these in my garage but the specs required that you meet certain requirements. If they dont have people that can tell you if it is feasible to install and have an installer locally that they recommend to do this, why would you want to buy one.
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This product have a good quality and very safety....
This product have a good quality and very safety.
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Response from Swisher Product ExpertJune 5, 2020
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Good quality and fairly easy to assemble. Although it...
Good quality and fairly easy to assemble. Although it arrived with some scratches, that occurred during shipping, the structural integrity was not compromised. Fortunately, we have not had to use it during a storm, but there is more than enough room for our family.
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Response from Swisher Product ExpertApril 17, 2020
Thank you for being a Swisher ESP Safety Shelter customer and for taking time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear about the shipping damage your unit received. We will attempt to reach out to you through Home Depot. Thank you for choosing Swisher! Swisher
Incredibly satisfied and was impressed at the ease of installation....
Incredibly satisfied and was impressed at the ease of installation. I love it and the peace of mind I have after having finishing the installation. I gave it 4 instead of 5 only because the installation instructions left a to be desired towards the end. Still would highly recommend!
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Response from Swisher Product ExpertJune 4, 2019
We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. We are concerned that you had difficulty with the installation process. A member of our team will be contacting you to get additional information. Thank you for choosing Swisher ESP! Swisher
This is a DIY project. The shelter comes in pieces you assemble with nuts and bolts. The heavie...
This is a DIY project. The shelter comes in pieces you assemble with nuts and bolts. The heaviest piece (the pre-assembled door) weighs about 200 lbs...you need help to move and assemble the heavy pieces. The assembly directions are good so far as the order to assemble the shelter. They are very difficult to follow because the instructions call out a part number but the pieces are not all identified with their part number. You have to refer to a parts list on page 13, find the part number and its item number than you can find it on an exploded view on page 12. Some times it's a guess which part is being called out. I have been an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years reading maintenance manuals, following instructions, etc. This project was a challenge for me. This is not a weekend project. It took me two weeks (mostly waiting for help to move and install the heavy parts). The assembly instructions short comings aside, this is a great quality product. It is well built and strong. It certainly met my expectations. Plan on outfitting the interior after the assembly is finished. A bench of some sort to sit on, battery operated lights (think sticky back Velcro or self adhesive hooks), hearing protection (If you are inside and being hit with debris during a storm, hearing protection is not optional), water, snacks. Test your weather radio and cell phone reception inside the shelter with the door closed.
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Great! Feels super safe!
This shelter feels and looks amazingly strong! I have no reservations sitting out a tornado in this thing! Well worth the money, especially after shopping around and seeing other products out there. Highly recommend!!!!
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