Wouldn't it be more of a man hole than a man cave?

from /u/PaulRuddsDick

Well yes since there are no bats. I don't like talking about man holes anyway.

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Now that you have your supervillain lair, how will you take over the world?

from /u/Boojum2k

I plan on letting everyone else ruin the world first then come out a couple of months later. Much easier to take over then ;-)

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If true and verified you own every mans wet dream.

Just wanted to say congrats.

How did you come to own such a novel piece of real estate and is the capital out of the reach of the average Joe?

from /u/KalconFick

No its not out of reach for the average Joe. I found this site through another site owner on YouTube. I purchased the 5 acre property for well under the normal 300k+ asking price for a Titan 2 and did it with owner financing. Anyone with a full time job can afford one if they skip things like food.

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I'm assuming you have a S.O. in your life. How did you convince your S.O. that buying a silo isn't a waste of money, and a symptom of a midlife crisis? Asking for a friend.

from /u/mregger

Its an ongoing conversation. The wife doesn't understand it but as long as I limit the monthly spending on construction she "allows" it. The goal is that when its done we can decide to keep it or sell it for a profit. I am being very careful not to do anything that doesn't increase the value of the site.

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Fascinating! I’d seen something in passing about people buying old missile silos, but this is way cool. I watched all of your videos just now. Thanks for the ADHD rabbit hole! Now on to your friend’s project (Death wears bunny slippers). Thank you for posting this! Ooh, I need a question, so: is it creepy down there?

from /u/part_house_part_dog

The most numerous and easiest to renovate actual silos are the Atlas F's. They weren't destroyed or filled in with crap. The silos are larger but the Launch Control Centers are tiny in comparison to the mighty Titan 2's. The largest of all were the Titan 1's of which there were only 18. Only 1 I know of is not flooded and is for sale but unless you really had tens of millions to renovate and wanted to survive with you and 100+ of your closest fiends they are unrealistic.

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Titan IIs used Hypergolic Hydrazine-based propellants which are carcinogenic and generally bad for your health. Have you done much research into dealing with that side of things aside from running a gas meter?

from /u/JLPhiTau

They generally didn’t pump fuel into the launch control center. The USAF purged the lines in the silo before they left. I tested the water and it was fine.

In hazmat school they taught us that dilution is the solution to pollution.

Don’t know if there were any spills but I haven’t found any evidence

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How's it feel knowing you may still have at least one Russian nuke pointed directly at your new house?

from /u/Nation_State_Tractor

Unlikely as they are not stupid. The sites were all left open for Russia to take pictures of for 6 months after being demolished. If Russia still had anything pointed at my house they would be 32 years out of date.

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How do you plan to keep it from flooding constantly? Anything that far below grade and made of concrete is going to be an absolute flood zone constantly.

from /u/Crime_Dawg

Actually the concrete doesn’t leak at all it’s between 4 and 8 feet thick and then wrapped in steel. The only places that it does leak are from the destroyed silo which I am repairing the dam that we have in place to keep the water out. The only other leak is actually coming from the escape shaft which is corrugated drainage culvert and comes in at the rate of about 1 gallon per hour or so. I dug down and the steel that surrounds the entire building doesn’t rust at all due to the low oxygen content in the ground water so I’m not worried about that becoming an issue in the future either.

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Have you tried renting it out to film/tv productions?

from /u/dick-stand

I havent actively pursued it but if anybody wanted to do it I would be open to the idea

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This is an amazing project my dude....

I'm guessing that the silo had a grid electrical and water hookup while it was in service with backups. But what are you doing for utility connections now?

from /u/judgejamin

Water and power comes in from the street. I show in my videos how the new power is in the access portal. No water inside yet.

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Do you allow trained divers to explore the flooded areas? Id be interested.

from /u/RustyCrustyy

(Un)Fortunately there are no flooded areas right now. The silo is flooded but also completely full of debris. There are no divable areas.

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Sorry if this has been asked/answered but have you gone through the site with a Geiger counter?

from /u/heartbrokenjokes

It’s a really common question. A lot of people think that the sites are radioactive and they are not. The only thing that had any radioactive material in it was the warhead which was removed. What we do have plenty of is asbestos and lead paint which I try not to chew on too often.

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how much it cost about? is that over or undervalue you think?

from /u/bestminipc

Don’t want to skew the market but well under 350k

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I'm guessing you've seen this guy's youtube channel?

Progress has been slow for him. Still very cool!

from /u/fyiiamaspy

Yep I just got off the phone with him talking about all the interesting questions that I have been getting on Reddit. His site is nearly done and very amazing looking. The YouTube channel is dead but if you look him up on Instagram you can see more recent pictures.

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How deep does your man missile hole go?

from /u/wushudeathkick

180’

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How did you find the listing for the silo? Is there a missilesilorealty.com site or something?

from /u/privatecrunch98

There is a site called 21st-century castles that sells silos and other sites. There is currently one for sale for 350,000 in Tucson. I Found mine through a friend who has another site in Arkansas.

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That’s pretty cool!

Is it impossible to get permits to do construction though?

How big is it inside (hard to tell from the video)?

from /u/crake

In total over 6000sf but the main floor are 1000sf x 3 floors.

Permits are easy since it’s non commercial and no structural changes have been made.

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You basically bought a hole in the ground?

from /u/HiIamChris

Yes exactly and I throw money into it

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Did you just buy the one they had listed recently? Insaw one for sale on a few prepper sites.

from /u/seekingadvice3976

No mine was never listed for sale. Just happened to find one that was willing to sell to the right person.

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What country/city would you launch the nukes at?

from /u/thebedspringking

Definitely Washington DC then all of my home state of California.

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Are you into trepanning and LSD by chance?

from /u/IllustriousEchidnas

Don’t even know what that is so no

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Are you the guy that posted on arf a year ago or so?

from /u/DogePerformance

I posted on I am a about 6 months ago but I forgot proof so it was deleted. No idea on ARF but I could have been GT from Death Wears Bunny Slippers.

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Do you ever think there is some old soviet ICBM still targeted at your man cave 💀?

from /u/lostinthe530

Only if they are dumb

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Is it in AZ?

from /u/tarheelaz

AR

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Where is your silo? Im asking because my other half grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and has stories of partying in abandoned silo sites there. So is it in Wyoming?

from /u/ArizonaGrown

Titan II's were in Tuscon, Witchita and Little Rock. In Cheyenne you would be looking at a Minuteman most likely. Not as large but cool anyway.

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You looking for a new best friend?

from /u/ReptileExile

You live in Arkansas?

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Please change your attitude pal, anyone saying “that’s out of average joes reach” please reply, “why yes, yes it is and when the end of the earth comes via nuclear bombing I will crawl out like a rich shiny cockroach whereas you my friend will be cinders”

In all honesty and joking aside, truly amazed at this. Here’s a question, everyone worries whilst at home should they have an accident/fire etc but most of us take out our mobiles everywhere and call the local emergency services. Although a lot of households (in the UK at least) don’t even have a landline anymore, do you intend of having a landline on each floor in the event of an emergency as I’d imagine there isn’t signal?

from /u/Ladfromnw

Hey guys, stop downvating this guy. Look carefully and see the satire in his post. I found it funny and upvote worthy.

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What kind of escape room would it be? Would love it to be a Cold War based one where you have to stop the missiles being launched by finding the abort codes

from /u/johnlen1n

First 30 minutes, NK hacks the missile and orders a launch. People try to stop that by using puzzles and such. Then two options: 1 - They succeed but now the missile will explode in the silo and they have to stop it.

2 - They don't succeed but they can try to auto destruct it on the way to Washington DC. The only problem is that I'm afraid some people would just sit back and watch DC burn :-)

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from /u/[deleted]

The spiders don't go downstairs. The ones outside are huge in Arkansas.

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Is it in Arizona?

from /u/knarfolled

Arkansas

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How do people find these is it general luck of the draw? Also are you assessed a lot in taxes for this site or just the land it occupies?

from /u/buzz86us

Google searching and talking to owners. Death wears bunny slippers has a video on how to find them. He actually found me mine. At the moment the taxes are $300 per year. In the future once its livable they will go up for sure.

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Is or was it Nuclear blast resistant? Would you let people in if it still is?

from /u/SuperfluousCat

Titan II is the heaviest reinforced building that has ever been sold off that I know of. It can take a hit within 2 miles of some type of warhead. So yes it is nuclear resistant but it never had nbc filter systems. It would just seal off from everything for a month. It will get that capability in the future again. I have a plan for what will and won’t be in the building when it’s done and that plan will never be public.

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what's the best q&a set you got here that we should look at?

from /u/bestminipc

I'm not sure what the best question has been but lots of nice people to talk to and a few to add to "my list" ;-p

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Much better use of such an atrocity. It sounds like a really cool project. Where is it?

from /u/Grandpa_Dan

Little Rock, Ar

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Maybe in 10 years I can afford to stay in the silo Airbnb, is it frowned upon to steal missiles like they're hotel soap?

from /u/BimmyLarter

Ask the Air Force. They stole mine

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What do you want to see?:

we want to see high quality content, detailed analysis of things, etc worthwhile longterm things

what was main purpose of making a youtube?

from /u/bestminipc

I make videos to share interesting things. When I have enough other money I will get better cameras and mounts for the High Quality Content you speak of.

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Damn son, seems like something straight out of GTA.

Is your next purchase going to be a flying motorcycle with rockets?

from /u/SuperGrover13

Do they exist, because I need it for my heist bunker and gun running missions.

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How much does one of these silos cost and where can I purchase one?

from /u/Fancy_Mammoth

There is one for sale in Arizona right now for 400k

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Please change your attitude pal, anyone saying “that’s out of average joes reach” please reply, “why yes, yes it is and when the end of the earth comes via nuclear bombing I will crawl out like a rich shiny cockroach whereas you my friend will be cinders”

In all honesty and joking aside, truly amazed at this. Here’s a question, everyone worries whilst at home should they have an accident/fire etc but most of us take out our mobiles everywhere and call the local emergency services. Although a lot of households (in the UK at least) don’t even have a landline anymore, do you intend of having a landline on each floor in the event of an emergency as I’d imagine there isn’t signal?

from /u/Ladfromnw

I should but people usually don't respond well to being called "Peasants" lol. I'm also not always an @$$hole, but sometimes I am.

My friend's site is wired with backup power and networked so cell phones work inside. I intend to do the same.

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Is their a way to drain the water at the bottom or do you have to pump it up over the top? The head for a pump like that be $$$$ . If I was a bit younger I love to do this. Super neat!

from /u/neoncracker

Actually the head pressure is the same either way you do it. To do the silo would be a $10,000 pump. A $230 pump can do the LCC just fine. I currently run the following pumps for approximately 1 hour once a month.

2 multi-quip 2” pumps ($230 each) in the access portal. Could drop to 1 now but I haven’t.

1 unknown pump I bought from death wears bunny slippers in the bottom of the LCC. I paid $200.

1 Home Depot basement pump $99 that keeps the long cableway dry.

There are more efficient setups that I can use in the future once I open the escape shaft. Most of the water leaks through there.

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Why are you uploading such short videos? I love these types of conversion projects, but I want to be able to keep it on on the side whilst doing things. There is something soothing about the process and something fascinating about the projects that I absolutely love.

from /u/Neknoh

Because I haven't done any editing. The plan is to put go pros on magnetic mounts as I do work then do editing back at home in the future. I now have 1 new go pro but in order to really capture the work we do I will need quite a few more. It will get there.

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What made you want to pursue this? If already asked please let me know. I have more questions.

from /u/fmydog

I toured the museum when I was a kid and when I found one for sale I just thought it would be a cool project which so far it has been

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Isn’t this an entire plot point of Reset by Brian Andrews?

from /u/Visualsound

Never heard of it

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How many escape rooms have you played? What's your favorite one? What kind of escape room stuff are you planning with this?

from /u/RadicalRobot

I’ve done a few. My plan is to have a launch consul and they have to run around the silo trying to stop North Korea from launching our missile. I have a whole plan for it with touch screens and switches

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Too difficult to just have pictures like the rest of the internet eh? Why does everything have to be a YouTube video.

from /u/PrettyFlyForAFool

I don’t know I guess I’m lazy

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That’s cute. My parents farm currently sits on top of what used to be a CLANDESTINE Nike missile base/early warning system, in the rural suburbs of the east coast. They’re a literally a 5-level deep underground monitoring facility. What’s the big deal here?

from /u/I_Adora_Fedoras

Nike sites are a little weird. Lots of floor space though. They arn't really hardened because they were not retaliatory weapons. Very cool that you have one.

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That’s cute. My parents farm currently sits on top of what used to be a CLANDESTINE Nike missile base/early warning system, in the rural suburbs of the east coast. They’re a literally a 5-level deep underground monitoring facility. What’s the big deal here?

from /u/I_Adora_Fedoras

By the way you got me interested. I'm trying to figure out what part of a "Clandestine" Nike complex your family owns. It is a Control Site or a Launch Site? I'm willing to be wrong (you know with proof) but it seems that the Nike magazines are only 1-2 levels and not hardend. I have toured the museum in San Francisco and it would not take a hit (1-2 feet of concrete no blast doors). It would deffenitly keep people out but has no NBC ventalation systems and was not environmentaly sealed. Again no disrespect but without proof I'm calling BS. Also as I can't find anything about clandestine missile sites anywhere. Eagerly awaiting proof.......

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