I've never cut cinder block with a chainsaw before, but in the situation you are describing, might do it. I wonder how badly the pieces would hurt? Better keep some protective clothing as well as goggles down there with that chainsaw.My basement here in MI has a reinforced room - probably 5x12, cinderblock on all sides and a heavy 2x12 framed door on a track with an internal latch. I keep my chainsaw down there just in case something does happen and we need to cut ourselves out. most likely the debris on us will be wood (or cutable) material of some kind.
If I had to live with as much snow as some of you do, tornadoes would not cause the death of me. SUICIDE would be the cause of my death! :nunu:Some of you guys live with tornadoes like we live with snow. Give me snow any day.
We only had two deadly tornadoes in Alberta to my memory, 1987 & 2000. I think we are due again.
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(2) of the walls are house foundation walls, the other 2 go into the basement. Plan would be to go through the reinforced 2x12 door back into the basement and up. It's a single level home so if it gets hit I don't expect there to be TOO much to have to go through. We don't really get big ones here, but even if a small one hits you right it'll squash a house like a bug. Even the roof of this room is poured concrete. I didn't even realize what it was until I started cleaning up the basement after I bought the place 3 years ago. There was just a ton of crap stored in there and you couldn't even see the door/tracks. It's nice to have should the sky go emerald on us. Mother-in-law had one come through her town only 1 mile away and a neighborhood not too far from me got hit last year, so they do occur, but with just a little prevention and being alert you can do just fine.I've never cut cinder block with a chainsaw before, but in the situation you are describing, might do it. I wonder how badly the pieces would hurt? Better keep some protective clothing as well as goggles down there with that chainsaw.