From: "Daniel L. Appleget" 
Living Inside the Box


Daniel Appleget
Chattanooga Computer Service

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ While unique in New York, I see a lot of very creative similar uses of these while travelling. Freezer/chiller containers work well as they are already insulated (if you are running heat/ac). I've considered buying a chunk of land and parking a couple of these on it, along with an RV parking pad/hookups. Good way to chill somewhere cheap. Of course, it's have a good 'Net connection and some Linux systems ;)

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ I had thought about burying one to use as a root/wine cellar, but upon researching them I believe they would require significant reinforcement to hold up to the pressures of earth on the sides. They are built to withstand tremendous weight at the corners, not the sides, unfortunately. By the time you factor that cost in I might as well just make one out of block or poured concrete... Though with some creativity and fairly easily learned skills the possibilities are almost endless. -B

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Mix sand and gravel with the dirt and dry pack it as it is dumped in. Provides a consistent pressure profile and hardens like soft concrete. My basement design has 2x20ft containers buried like that. -AW

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ That...is pretty awesome. Thanks!

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ I remember watching these several years ago. I think 2007. http://www.bobvila.com/sections/tv/projects/38-storm-ready-housing/episodes/472-building-with-steel-shipping-containers/videos/1188375959001-constructing-the-stem-wall-foundation These were mixed designs, I believe, with some standard construction mixed with the containers. Jeff.

=============================================================== From: AverageSecurityGuy ------------------------------------------------------ I like the idea of using shipping containers but it seems like these = things would make excellent lightning rods, and faraday cages. -- Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, OSCP 423.305.3700 asgconsulting.co http://www.bobvila.com/sections/tv/projects/38-storm-ready-housing/episode= s/472-building-with-steel-shipping-containers/videos/1188375959001-constru= cting-the-stem-wall-foundation mixed with the containers.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ gs would make excellent lightning rods, and faraday cages. Don=92t think =93faraday cage=94 think: Anti-Spying pseudo Tempest level=85= if you did it with the right ductwork, door seals, etc.. = like the isolated cage in the movie =93Enemy of the State=94. = Of course, getting cell signals and WiFi can be an issue, or a blessing :) Seriously, I=92d love to drop a 20=92ft one at the top of my driveway as a = storage building. = I think if I painted it with the right camo pattern. my neighbors would not= notice. = I=92d put a dehumidifier in it and use it for long term storage. = Which, if we ever decide to live on the road and rent out the house, is a p= retty sane idea. = =97Mike--

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Nothing a repeater can't fix. =85 if you ) a

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ The nice thing about needing/using a repeater, either active or passive, is it limits the signals to only what you want repeated. And if you want, you can turn it off.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Mike Harrison : I've got a repeater that I bought for use at the office, since the wifi has to go through multiple walls and it's pretty weak by the time it gets into my cubicle. I put it outside my office in a hallway about 1/3 of the way down the hallway towards the wifi and it works pretty good. :)

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Yup. Makes a nice linear filter.

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ I see your Container Brownstone and raise you a dumpster pool plus a few other ideas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player