The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

 1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build

Change Page: << < ..21222324252627282930.. > >> | Showing page 30 of 32, messages 871 to 900 of 948
Author Message
eric/Jenn

  • Total Posts: 17
  • Joined: 8/13/2013
  • Location: Seneca Lake, NY
Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 08/18/13 9:19 PM (permalink)
So you will be using the DC power that will be sent to that nice inverter, then you will be plugging in your applianced into that inverter for the power to all DC correct?  I am not sure what all normally runs on dc verses ac. I assumed lighting is DC vents and appliances were ac as to not drain the batteries so fast.
reese77


Just got the information from tech support regarding the inverter and battery bank setup.

I will need (6) "T-105" 6 Volt 225 Amp Hour Deep Cycle Golf Cart Batteries.
Putting my amp hours at 1350 allowing me to be able to pull the full 8000 watts at 666 amp hours.

In order to achieve the 12V necessary to operate the  I will need to hook up the battery's series parallel meaning running 3 sets of 2.

Meaning I will need to connect the 3 sets of batteries somehow such as a terminal block or similar so that they are all as one.  From that terminal block you can run 4 200 amp fuses to each input to the inverter using 4awg wire (inverter has 4 separate inputs).

Basically the 3 set of battery banks need to be connected 3 into 1 and then the 4 inputs to the inverter need to be fused.

Charger:
The charger I will need is a smart charger and the Amp out will be determined on how long it will be on to replenish the battery for what you have taken out of it but not to exceed the 25% back into it.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Based on the above, I need to only fuse the positive to the inverter correct?


 
    eric/Jenn

    • Total Posts: 17
    • Joined: 8/13/2013
    • Location: Seneca Lake, NY
    Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 08/18/13 9:23 PM (permalink)
    in all honesty if I need to know a fraction of what you just said I should not be building a food truck your an Einstein! omg.
    edwmax


    Correction,   connecting 2 batteries in series to increase voltage does not increase AHr.   Therefore, two 6 volt batteries @ 225 AHr connected for 12 volts is still 225 AHR.    .... 6 batteries wired for 12 volt results in equivalent three 12 volt batteries @ 225 AHr.

    redoing the calcs:
    3 batteries @225 AHr =675 AHr
    Inverter: 8000 watt @ 120 volt (output)= 800 watt @ 12 volt (input) = 66.67 amps   ... (Is 8000 watts the calculated load? Has efficiency losses been included?)

    service time: 675 AHr / 66.67 amps = 10.12 hr
    Efficiencies of the system was neglected, so I think your actual operating time will be about 6 to 7 1/2 hours (at full load), 60% to 75% efficiency of inverter, wiring, & motors.

    Note efficiency of the battery is accounted for in its AHr rating. Which is 20 hours  of 100% loading or approx. 80% of battery capacity.     ... The above system will be depleted at 10.12 hours (80% discharge), At which time the batteries needs recharging.

    *** my 2 cents and exercise for myself to understand.


     
      gonzojuice

      • Total Posts: 87
      • Joined: 9/8/2013
      • Location: Austin, TX
      Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Mon, 09/9/13 2:18 AM (permalink)
      Wait, Reese, this thing says its for liquid propane. I thought your system was vapor for some reason. I have purchased a vapor tank to mount to my frame. Will this be the wrong thing for my hot plate and griddle?
       
        reese77

        • Total Posts: 508
        • Joined: 1/7/2011
        • Location: Stockbridge, GA
        Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Mon, 09/9/13 11:07 AM (permalink)
        gonzojuice


        Wait, Reese, this thing says its for liquid propane. I thought your system was vapor for some reason. I have purchased a vapor tank to mount to my frame. Will this be the wrong thing for my hot plate and griddle?

         
        My tank is vapor, vapor comes out the spout not liquid. I know they have the tanks that pull the actual liquid propane from the bottom of the tank but mine is not. I do not think your griddle runs on the actual "liquid" propane. From what I read vapor is used in appliances, other items that need 100K BTU or higher use the liquid version. All the tanks are liquid, the difference is whether the propane is drawn form the top of the tank (vapor) or bottom (liquid).
         
          daddywoofdawg

          • Total Posts: 299
          • Joined: 2/23/2011
          • Location: Starkweather, ND
          Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Mon, 09/9/13 12:51 PM (permalink)
          all propane is liquid till the pressure changes,then it turns to vapor/gas.the  term is LP=liquid propane/propane.
           
            gonzojuice

            • Total Posts: 87
            • Joined: 9/8/2013
            • Location: Austin, TX
            Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Mon, 09/9/13 9:17 PM (permalink)
            My tank is vapor, vapor comes out the spout not liquid. I know they have the tanks that pull the actual liquid propane from the bottom of the tank but mine is not. I do not think your griddle runs on the actual "liquid" propane. From what I read vapor is used in appliances, other items that need 100K BTU or higher use the liquid version. All the tanks are liquid, the difference is whether the propane is drawn form the top of the tank (vapor) or bottom (liquid).

            Ok, yes. This makes perfect sense( I knew that the gas under pressure becomes liquid). I was just suddenly panicked that I had the wrong tank for delivery of said fuel. Daddywoofdog made it cleare for me with the definition of LP. Perfect sense.
             
              gonzojuice

              • Total Posts: 87
              • Joined: 9/8/2013
              • Location: Austin, TX
              Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 09/10/13 12:03 AM (permalink)
              I'm mostly sad right now because in the last few days I've had plumbing struggles. I was so confident with the bulkhead freshwater turned wastewater tank. I found the bulkheads at Home Depot(not 3", but 1 1/2", used an adapter for the waste out(to expand to three inches for my gate valve) and found it perfect for waste in( im using 1 1/2" from the sinks on down) Have no room for my fifteen gallon tank under the floor, so I put it on top of the floor( my stepvan box is only 10' x 6', a shorty). Also, don't worry about the smallness of my tank, I have run a ten gallon in the trailer for 2 1/2 years, and we have it down pat. My concern is because I'm not sure I'm getting a solid seal with the valve going through the floor on the bottom side. My rubber washer is inside the tank on the bulkhead fitting with the fitting going through a perfect hole in the floor and the plastic nut on the bottom. I used no further sealant or glue on this fixture and seal. The bulkhead fitting extends through from inside the tank to under the floor so I should only be concerned with tightness(squeezing the rubber washer to a seal?) and the plumbing underneath, right? Unfortunately I fitted out the rest of my water system before tasting this, and only discovered my fail after testing the system as a whole. Will post photos at thirty posts.
               
                reese77

                • Total Posts: 508
                • Joined: 1/7/2011
                • Location: Stockbridge, GA
                Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 09/10/13 10:39 AM (permalink)
                gonzojuice


                I'm mostly sad right now because in the last few days I've had plumbing struggles. I was so confident with the bulkhead freshwater turned wastewater tank. I found the bulkheads at Home Depot(not 3", but 1 1/2", used an adapter for the waste out(to expand to three inches for my gate valve) and found it perfect for waste in( im using 1 1/2" from the sinks on down) Have no room for my fifteen gallon tank under the floor, so I put it on top of the floor( my stepvan box is only 10' x 6', a shorty). Also, don't worry about the smallness of my tank, I have run a ten gallon in the trailer for 2 1/2 years, and we have it down pat. My concern is because I'm not sure I'm getting a solid seal with the valve going through the floor on the bottom side. My rubber washer is inside the tank on the bulkhead fitting with the fitting going through a perfect hole in the floor and the plastic nut on the bottom. I used no further sealant or glue on this fixture and seal. The bulkhead fitting extends through from inside the tank to under the floor so I should only be concerned with tightness(squeezing the rubber washer to a seal?) and the plumbing underneath, right? Unfortunately I fitted out the rest of my water system before tasting this, and only discovered my fail after testing the system as a whole. Will post photos at thirty posts.

                 
                I can't picture what you are talking about. Post your photos on flickr and send me the link and I can post here for you.
                 
                  daddywoofdawg

                  • Total Posts: 299
                  • Joined: 2/23/2011
                  • Location: Starkweather, ND
                  Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 09/10/13 10:55 AM (permalink)
                  So what is the problem?
                   
                   
                   
                    gonzojuice

                    • Total Posts: 87
                    • Joined: 9/8/2013
                    • Location: Austin, TX
                    Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 09/10/13 8:42 PM (permalink)
                    Problem is, i fear that the waste tank is leaking at the seal(bulkhead) where it goes through the floor(waste tank is inside the truck on the floor). I got the rest of my plumbing done and the sinks work now(except the hand sink I'm fashioning out of a third pan). Had some issues with my pump. Didn't seem to want to pump in just any orientation. Got it now though. I'll put pictures as soon as they will let me. Reese, I don't yet have a flicker acct but let me get some photos taken and I will make one. Thank you everyone for your help. I have been in the food trailer business for nearly three years and have found that the culture is to not help each other and lie to each other. I despise this and always offer help and constructive advice to others. It's the only way it should be.
                     
                      gonzojuice

                      • Total Posts: 87
                      • Joined: 9/8/2013
                      • Location: Austin, TX
                      Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Fri, 09/13/13 1:19 AM (permalink)
                      Never mind. All is fine. I figured it all out. I built the cabinet and counter top today. Challenging. Looks good though
                       
                        gonzojuice

                        • Total Posts: 87
                        • Joined: 9/8/2013
                        • Location: Austin, TX
                        Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:54 AM (permalink)
                        Nobody responds
                         
                          gonzojuice

                          • Total Posts: 87
                          • Joined: 9/8/2013
                          • Location: Austin, TX
                          Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:54 AM (permalink)
                          Pictures
                           
                            gonzojuice

                            • Total Posts: 87
                            • Joined: 9/8/2013
                            • Location: Austin, TX
                            Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:54 AM (permalink)
                            Pictures
                             
                              gonzojuice

                              • Total Posts: 87
                              • Joined: 9/8/2013
                              • Location: Austin, TX
                              Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:55 AM (permalink)
                              Pictures
                               
                                gonzojuice

                                • Total Posts: 87
                                • Joined: 9/8/2013
                                • Location: Austin, TX
                                Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:55 AM (permalink)
                                Pictures
                                 
                                  gonzojuice

                                  • Total Posts: 87
                                  • Joined: 9/8/2013
                                  • Location: Austin, TX
                                  Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 1:59 AM (permalink)
                                  Just trying to whore to thirty so I can post photos of my build. I am jonesin for some forum convo and have been checking while building. My build is in a rush, as was the first(40 days from conception to open, from the moment I thought "ya ima do it" to "can I take your order?"). Impatient, I am.
                                   
                                    CajunKing

                                    • Total Posts: 6317
                                    • Joined: 7/6/2006
                                    • Location: Live at Saint Clair
                                    • Roadfood Insider
                                    Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                    Through the week many are busy with work.
                                     
                                    Why dont you start your own thread about your idea and your truck, break it into smaller segments and then you will reach your post total and be able to post the pictures, and you dont step on someone elses thread about their own build.
                                     
                                      gonzojuice

                                      • Total Posts: 87
                                      • Joined: 9/8/2013
                                      • Location: Austin, TX
                                      Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sat, 09/14/13 9:11 PM (permalink)
                                      Thank you, Cajun king. That is a good idea. Sorry to have hijacked your thread, Reese. I really have enjoyed your build and look forward to more pictures and updates.
                                       
                                        THE WILD DOG

                                        • Total Posts: 1465
                                        • Joined: 1/12/2010
                                        • Location: Hunt Valley, MD
                                        Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 09/15/13 9:24 AM (permalink)
                                        we all hijack Reese's threads at some time or another :-)
                                         
                                          CajunKing

                                          • Total Posts: 6317
                                          • Joined: 7/6/2006
                                          • Location: Live at Saint Clair
                                          • Roadfood Insider
                                          Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 09/15/13 6:28 PM (permalink)
                                          Yes we do
                                           
                                           
                                            reese77

                                            • Total Posts: 508
                                            • Joined: 1/7/2011
                                            • Location: Stockbridge, GA
                                            Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Fri, 09/20/13 7:23 PM (permalink)
                                            Does anyone's truck feel like it's going to tip over when turning corners? My truck is very rocky, I am going to take it to the shop to have the suspension updated.
                                             
                                              THE WILD DOG

                                              • Total Posts: 1465
                                              • Joined: 1/12/2010
                                              • Location: Hunt Valley, MD
                                              Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 09/22/13 1:50 AM (permalink)
                                              depends, Most of the times NO. However if I hit a ditch driving in soime grass field, yes it rocks... or if I'm goign around turns on the beltway it can feel weird. I tried to space mine out to even out the weight.     I've had a few moments where I thought i'd have to stop for new shorts though.  
                                               
                                                eric/Jenn

                                                • Total Posts: 17
                                                • Joined: 8/13/2013
                                                • Location: Seneca Lake, NY
                                                Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 09/22/13 10:11 AM (permalink)
                                                do you have covers made for the deep fryers? Or do you completley empty them at the end of each day prior to moving the trucks?
                                                 
                                                  gonzojuice

                                                  • Total Posts: 87
                                                  • Joined: 9/8/2013
                                                  • Location: Austin, TX
                                                  Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Sun, 09/22/13 12:08 PM (permalink)
                                                  Some smart people have covers and some will empty half to two thirds way. Unfortunately even with covers you still have to empty some out or it will slosh around and knock the covers out. An oil drain pan(with a spout on one end, like for an automobile oil) and a sealable container(made of metal) works well. I have seen a double cover system that work pretty well.
                                                   
                                                    daddywoofdawg

                                                    • Total Posts: 299
                                                    • Joined: 2/23/2011
                                                    • Location: Starkweather, ND
                                                    Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 09/24/13 12:13 AM (permalink)
                                                    do people build there own covers or is there somewhere you can buy?
                                                     
                                                      kapowtruck

                                                      • Total Posts: 121
                                                      • Joined: 9/25/2013
                                                      • Location: Delaware
                                                      Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Thu, 09/26/13 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                                      reese77


                                                      Does anyone's truck feel like it's going to tip over when turning corners? My truck is very rocky, I am going to take it to the shop to have the suspension updated.

                                                      I have my guy looking at doing air lift suspension on my P30. He said it should handle the weight better and control the rocking on cornering.
                                                       
                                                      ~Thai Guy
                                                       
                                                        Rcoy

                                                        • Total Posts: 91
                                                        • Joined: 3/13/2013
                                                        • Location: Bremerton, WA
                                                        Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Thu, 09/26/13 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                                        In my experience, air suspension does well at lifting but not so much for swaying. Is there a stock anti-sway bar on your truck? it might be as simple as getting a stiffer swaybar.
                                                         
                                                          kapowtruck

                                                          • Total Posts: 121
                                                          • Joined: 9/25/2013
                                                          • Location: Delaware
                                                          Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Thu, 09/26/13 10:08 PM (permalink)
                                                          This will definitely help! 

                                                           
                                                           
                                                            reese77

                                                            • Total Posts: 508
                                                            • Joined: 1/7/2011
                                                            • Location: Stockbridge, GA
                                                            Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build Tue, 10/1/13 7:05 PM (permalink)
                                                            For you guys up and operating, how far do you drive to from your commissary each day? I found a commissary in the next county over but it is about 30 minutes from where I will actually setup and sell each day.
                                                             
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: << < ..21222324252627282930.. > >> | Showing page 30 of 32, messages 871 to 900 of 948

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 3 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com