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Stwood:
Hmmmm. Very possible

idelphic:
It is possible to direct bury a shipping container.  but it HAS to be done in the proper manner.  Take a look at the ARK and ARK II (https://inhabitat.com/man-buries-42-school-buses-to-build-north-americas-largest-nuclear-fallout-shelter/)

He used School Buses - so nothing compared to the steel and design of a shipping container.  The key thing is to build bracing to support the roof and walls while you back fill / pour concrete - And I would pour at least a 6" thick wall / roof.

Once and only once the concrete has set - 1-2 months or so, would I remove the bracing. 

Stwood:
 8)

Concrete cures at 28 days

Thunderhawkburner:
I really appreciate the comments and ideas! As it happens a friend found this website and sent it to me.  The answer is somewhere in the third paragraph.


http://www.residentialshippingcontainerprimer.com/ISO%20Shipping%20Containers%20and%20Building%20Code%20Requirements%20


And the answer is... (drumroll) 330 lbs per sq foot. Now I know all containers are made differently but hey this is close enough for government work.

Thanks everyone!

Greekman:
BTW, there is at least one podcast on containers

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