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Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

I just received notice that my bomb shelter will be inspected in a couple of weeks. We live in a single family home which we own so we don't share the shelter with anyone. In the notice they wrote that we need to make sure that the room is accessible (door and window can close) and that the air filter needs to be able to turn. Has anyone gone through the inspection and is there anything else they may be looking for? Other than some bottles of wine and a freezer with some frozen meat, we don't have any supplies. Are water and food required? If so, how much of each?

Since the first inspection is free and if we fail we are responsible for picking up the costs of the follow up inspection, I want to get it right the first time.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

I use mine as a storage room. They came looked at it, turned on the exhaust to make sure that it works and said that all was in order. I have no food nor water in it. I have books, toys, suitcases, etc..

However this might differ from geminde to geminde. Its a stupid drawback from the cold war.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Wow,

when I read this I thought it was a joke...

Apparently not. :P
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Wow,

when I read this I thought it was a joke...

Apparently not. :P

We have never had any of our shelters inspected which is probably a good thing because they were always packed full. I don't know one person who has had their shelter inspected. I recall looking at the inspection sticker on the shelter in our last house and it had been years since an inspection. We were told they don't inspect them anymore.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

We have a house without a shelter, and in our last flat the shelter was clearly no longer up to spec. Both in Canton ZH.
So presumably if it required we should have some communal shelter somewhere

But we don't know. Is it up to the Geminde whether one is even necessary? Seems funny that one Gemeinde should have no requirements and another come inspecting your shelter.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Could this be because of nearby nuclear reactors?
In Aargau they give out radiation tablets to people living nearby reactors.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

We've had our bomb shelter inspected. They dropped a bomb in front of the door while we were all inside and we survived. Inspection passed.




On a more serious note, our experience was just like Coolio's.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

I used to be responsible for the shelters in our factory. The inspectors always checked the doors, hinges, rubber seals, airfilters and doorsills. It must be possible to clear out the stuff in the shelter within 24 hours. No need for provisions. The inspectors may have a more relaxed attitude nowadays.

Be aware, you don't wholly "own" your shelter, it was subsidised by the state or federal government when it was built. Thus, in case of war/emergencies the authorities may send neighbours who live in old houses with no certified shelters to your shelter. This is all planned and put down in the "Zuteilungs-" or "Belegungsplan". You can go to the townhouse and ask to see the plan of your street/village.

We live in an old house ourselves and we'd have to go down the street to someone else's house. Whether they like us or not.
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I just received notice that my bomb shelter will be inspected in a couple of weeks. We live in a single family home which we own so we don't share the shelter with anyone. In the notice they wrote that we need to make sure that the room is accessible (door and window can close) and that the air filter needs to be able to turn. Has anyone gone through the inspection and is there anything else they may be looking for? Other than some bottles of wine and a freezer with some frozen meat, we don't have any supplies. Are water and food required? If so, how much of each?

Since the first inspection is free and if we fail we are responsible for picking up the costs of the follow up inspection, I want to get it right the first time.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I had out shelter inspected 2 weeks ago.

so basically its no biggie, as long as you clear out the path for so that they can close the door and start the ventilator. The guys who inspected my place didnt really care about the food, we usually use it as a storage but they were not very picky about it.

remember the guys who are checking your stuff are from protection civil so they are not the most enthusiastic bunch for them its mandatory 1 week exercise. so make sure you offer them beer and sandwiches.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Thanks for the input... I guess I was expecting a much more rigorous inspection along the lines of what they do to cars (of course there the danger is real ;-). I can sleep easier now!
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

I just finished the inspection so thought I would follow up. Two guys doing their required civil service duty came, closed the door and window, ran the ventilation (manually and with power) and that was it. It took about 10 minutes. The room was full of our stuff, no supplies, etc. Needless to say, I passed.
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Dear Friends,

I am from London, England and have studied civil defence in your country. I am fascinated. You guys have got it right and I wish we had a similar mentality here in the UK.

I have been studying shelter design and hopefully going to start my own sometime in the near future but I lack the knowledge and experties.

There are many designs from the USA BUT I would like to learn from you guys as this is YOUR speciality.

Can you suggest any Architects or engineers that can design a shelter for me to construct here in the UK please?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Times have changed and bomb shelters are no longer required when building a new house. Most Swiss are relieved although they make great cellars.

Your movitation for writing your post perplexes me.
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Can you suggest any Architects or engineers that can design a shelter for me to construct here in the UK please?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
They're quite easy to make yourself - here's a list of things you'll need:

1. Twenty sheets of newspaper.
2. Some flour and water paste.
3. Eight cardboard loo roll tubes.
4. Sticky-backed plastic.
5. Aluminium foil.

As for the design -you obviously have a vivid imagination so you probably don't need help with that.


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I used to be responsible for the shelters in our factory. The inspectors always checked the doors, hinges, rubber seals, airfilters and doorsills. It must be possible to clear out the stuff in the shelter within 24 hours. No need for provisions. The inspectors may have a more relaxed attitude nowadays.

Be aware, you don't wholly "own" your shelter, it was subsidised by the state or federal government when it was built. Thus, in case of war/emergencies the authorities may send neighbours who live in old houses with no certified shelters to your shelter. This is all planned and put down in the "Zuteilungs-" or "Belegungsplan". You can go to the townhouse and ask to see the plan of your street/village.

We live in an old house ourselves and we'd have to go down the street to someone else's house. Whether they like us or not.
True, no shelter in our place. We will have to go to the shelter belonging to the old people's home.
Positive point; there should be plenty of incontinence pads....
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

Don't know about scuttling into a shelter in a nuke war just to get a few more breaths in this chickenshi5t life.
Thank all the gods that it has never been put to the test but methinks I would get on a roof with a bottle of best scotch, a cuban cigar and enjoy the fireworks, no more worrying over lung cancer eh and get a nice tan to boot!
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Dear Friends,

I am from London, England and have studied civil defence in your country. I am fascinated. You guys have got it right and I wish we had a similar mentality here in the UK.

I have been studying shelter design and hopefully going to start my own sometime in the near future but I lack the knowledge and experties.

There are many designs from the USA BUT I would like to learn from you guys as this is YOUR speciality.

Can you suggest any Architects or engineers that can design a shelter for me to construct here in the UK please?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
What are you frightened of?

Or do you just want to sip sherry in there?
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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

You can still buy old army bunkers in the UK is you look around.

Personally I like to keep a small haul of guns, ammo and supplies in a secret location deep inside the mountain nearby.
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Some are difficult to find:

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Re: Schutzraum (bomb shelter) inspection

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