>he doesn’t have sandbags in the walls of his home
>>58336182My walls are made from clay bricks, so theyre likely proof against handgun rounds. Dunno about 556.
I put sandbags in my trunk not because of my rwd car trying to kill me but to stop the gubbmint's m2 browning
>>58336182I use anime pillow covers as sand bags.
>>58336182Does this help with soundproofing? I'm sick and hearing everything from my paper thing walls when I'm trying to sleep
>>58336254It proofs against many things desu, even flood waters if done correctly.
>>58336254In older multistory buildings, sand was often placed between the floors to act as sound insulation. If you've ever seen an old movie/comedy where someone accidentally pokes/shoots a hole in their ceiling and sand runs out, now you know why.
>>58336182>He doesn't have sandbags on the second floor with extra supports for the added weight, a retractable latter instead of stairs and mouse holes to shoot through and drop grenades through>he doesn't have angle chain link fences instead of windows to stop grenades from being thrown in>he doesn't have a sandbag wall with a machine gun hole at the entrances>he doesn't have sniper holes cut in the roof>>58336182
>>58336182I've actually thought about this a lot. If you can compartmentalize to make up for the extreme weight, sand is a highly effective thermal insulator. You could legitimately fill your (ground floor) walls with sand and have a plausible (non-defense) excuse. The problem is design, because even if you put horizontal spacers between the studs every ~18", the horizontal pressure of the sand is enough to fuck up drywall. When you factor in the design redundancies required, it makes more sense just to dig a hole and put the house in it. Bunkers > Forts. Except that has exists and is heavier than air.Mobility is king, I'm afraid.
I'm hoping to make my next house an ICF construction. That should be good up to a canon blast. >>58336363I gotta write this down. Dont forget to put up aluminum foil up so they cant look inside with their flir cameras.
>>58336469>Except that has* exists and is heavier than air.*gas
>>58336469>The problem is design, because even if you put horizontal spacers between the studs every ~18", the horizontal pressure of the sand is enough to fuck up drywallThat’s why you put sandbags, not just pour sand in.
>>58336606Sandbags are just as heavy has loose sandplus bags leaves gaps unless they're perfectly packed.A dirt berm is more effective and less expensive.
>>58336182I'd have to take the bodies out first, not doing that shit again
>>58336182My house is brick, I'm not sure how useful that would be.
>>58336182Literally me. What is my NGMI status?>
>>58336182>he doesn't have 2 layers of brick wall
>>58336182does this work with euro brick walls
>>58336182Most three letter government agency buildings use some kind of sheetrock that provides ballistic protection. I've been trying to talk an old boomer into letting me do some tests on a couple of scrap pieces that he saved from an FBI office he worked on.
>>58336182>His walls aren't reinforced concrete>>58336469ICF my dude. The concrete core of the walls in my home is 8'' and I figure that should hold up to anything short of sustained fire from a .50 cal. Honestly doesn't add all that much to the total cost of a new build and there are a ton of advantages even outside of any The Purge fantasies. Even a couple of the internal walls are concrete but that's more to add thermal mass to building than because I wanted my bedroom to be bulletproof.
>>58336739Ballistic drywall is a thing. The construction company I work for has used it to build safe rooms for clients. According to our supplier, you can get up to Level 8 on the civilian market which is rated to stop five rounds of 7.62x39. On the government side, our supplier said they've installed Level 10 in courtrooms and police stations which is good for one round of .50 BMG.
>>58336211>>58336182Do Americans really? My family home has ~3ft thick brick walls. I currently live in a building with similarly thick walls made of reinforced concrete.
>>58338341>build a house that is breathable and easy to cool in hot weather.>WHY DO AMERICANS MAKE HOUSES OUT OF PAPER?Look to the UK during that 80 F "heatwave" and that is your future.
>>58338341Ironic considering you can’t own guns
>>58338572What are you even talking about? American gun laws fucking suck. NTA, I'm an American temporarily in the middle east for work, it's amazing here for guns. Have fun waiting on your form 1, I'm going to shoot some RPGs.
>>58338341>Do Americans really? I'd ask the same about Euros, but I know they really.
>>58338341We have a giant ass country with multiple biomes so don't you even start with "why do Americans build houses out of X" because houses are different wherever you go around here to suit the local climate. Also it's a free country and you can build your house out of recycled tampons if you want
>>58340059>Also it's a free country and you can build your houseSpoken like someone who hasn't ever once dealt with city or county building codes and regulations. Good luck spending less than $100k on professionals just to make sure your house isn't an actual death trap or doing it without a permit and getting sued by your city government.
>>58340077Whenever an inspector comes down the driveway, I usually shoot at a steel plate I have setup next to the mailbox and they take the hint. I haven't had to shoot anyone yet
>>58340087Your larp wasn't even entertaining to read, post pic of plate nerd.
>>58340059>it's a free country! I have the right to work for 30 years to pay for a particle board house that will only last 10!
>>58340137Even the most dilapidated trailer park has $10,000 houses that have been standing since the 80s held together by staples and duct tape.
>>58336229>i-i can't shoot her sarge>son it's just a drawing of a stupid, useless girl>but sarge, it's rei ayanami, my waifu>i know who it is, private
>>58338341Good thing you have all those no guns for it to matter, fag lol>>58340059This. I live in USDA zone 8A and have a brick house.
>>58336182I have level 4 plates surrounding my child's crib. The neighborhood can get kind of wild sometimes
>>58336182>sandballs in wallsNGMI>Aluminum-Ceramic-balls that you can simply pour into drywalls, and fill in every void space>as they take bullets, they collapse and more balls fill their spacegonna make it.
>>58338430>>58338430>>build a house that is breathable and easy to cool in hot weather.This is the dumbest excuse for stick frame construction I've ever heard. Easy to cool means a house with large windows that you can open at night to let cool air in and thick, well-insulated walls/ceiling with no drafts so it stays cool despite the baking sun and oven-hot air outside, or, more realistically in any developed country these days, a well-insulated house with no drafts so you don't need to run the AC 24/7. That's got nothing to do with whether it's built from timber frame and dry wall or poured concrete and brick, and in general the heavier brick building is going to have more thermal mass and fewer drafts so it's going to be better in hot or cold weather.As someone who grew up in a completely uninsulated timber frame house in a town where summers regularly reached 100F you dipshit post makes me physically angry. Fuck you and your breathable, easy to cool idiocy.
>>58340234Perfectly round objects will high hardness will simply transfer the kinetic energy, spalling on the inside and killing everything. This adds no strength beyond what the wall already had without.Have you missed that physics class in middle school?https://youtu.be/8dgyPRA86K0?t=231
>>58340531>-t. dunning kruger syndromeTime to graduate from middle school physics and step up to college level, anon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_yWkA5GwM0
>>58340531fucking kek this post was almost non-sensicalgood try bro.
>>58338430you do realise that insulation works against heat too right?
I really wish I could choke the life out of every redditfrog poster.t. concrete house enjoyer