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Dr of BBQ

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Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sun, 01/28/07 2:58 PM (permalink)
Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer
For additional information on Insuladd follow this link: www.insuladd.com/

Operating a concession trailer or mobile catering truck and what you probably do not realize is that you share a common problem with the US Navy, Army, and Coast Guard.

When the US Navy had heat build-up problems with their remote control
vehicle trailers; when the US Army had heat build-up problems on their Patriot Missile Launchers; when the US Coast Guard had heat build-up problems on the decks of their coastal patrol ships based in Miami and Puerto Rico they all went looking for a solution. They required a solution that did not involve additional power to support supplemental air conditioning systems.
They found it in a relatively new product to enter the market – Insuladd!

Basic white roof coatings (paint) are simply reflectors of light (radiant energy) that turns into heat when it strikes an object such as the roof or walls of concession trailer or mobile catering truck. As the white coating becomes dirty from normal contaminants in the air its ability to reflect radiant energy is reduced until it reaches a point where it is reflecting very little radiant energy what-so-ever and the heat is being transmitted directly to the interior of the trailer or building.

Insuladd has developed ceramic microspheres, to be a broad spectrum (visible and infrared) radiant energy reflectors. When Insuladd is added into ordinary paint or other roof coating it creates a radiant barrier, not simply a radiant reflector as white paint is.

As an example: By painting the underside of a concession trailer roof with Insuladd the interior will be noticeably cooler in summer and warmer in the winter. Regular white paint alone does not contain the properties to perform this temperature stabilization.

Insuladd has been used by companies such as Container House International, to paint their shipping containers in order to reduce the interior temperature and lessen the loading on refrigeration units.

Insuladd can be purchased as paint or as an additive that can be blended with paint or other coatings.

Note: Insuladd can be used in homes to increase the “R” factor on exterior walls.
 
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    porkchopexpress

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    RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sun, 01/28/07 3:14 PM (permalink)
    Thanks for the tip. I'm going to do this. Sure is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I'll try anything. Do you use it on the outside roof or inside
     
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      MBFDFyre

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      RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sun, 01/28/07 7:51 PM (permalink)
      From their website:

      Simply mix Insuladd® into all home paint; exterior house paint or interior house paint
       
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        UncleVic

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        RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sun, 01/28/07 8:24 PM (permalink)
        If this is the stuff I'm thinking of, your looking at 50$+ a gallon. My buddy got a gallon of it from his contractor buddy. We painted his wood stove (barrel type in his basement), just used it straight up, which is white in color (not mixing with any other paint).. Has High Temp ability, plus the reflective ability as mentioned above.. I dont remember the exact numbers, but the output tempreture slightly rose due to that thin layer of insulation!

         
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          porkchopexpress

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          RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Tue, 06/12/07 10:54 PM (permalink)
          Found it Dr. Thanks
           
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            Dr of BBQ

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            RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Wed, 06/13/07 12:23 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by porkchopexpress

            Found it Dr. Thanks


            Hey your the man. Sorry I couldn't remember the brand name. I'm going to add a fresh coat this weekend.
            Jack

             
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              BTM676

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              RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Thu, 04/12/12 11:47 PM (permalink)
              This paint seems like a great idea. What did you guys use? Did you get the paint or the additive? And did you guys prime the roof first or did you just paint?
               
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                Dr of BBQ

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                RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Fri, 04/13/12 8:56 AM (permalink)
                straight paint two heavy coats
                 
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                  Dr of BBQ

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                  RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sat, 04/14/12 9:52 AM (permalink)
                  Here is the brand I used Snow roof coating and here is the discription:
                  Kst Coatings Kst Coatings/snow Roof Kst000srb-20 - 5gal Snow Roof Coating : Extremely elastic and highly reflective, Snow Roof protects your building from both leaks and the sun's rays. It expands and contracts with your roof, and flows into cracks and crevices during application to seal them up. Goes on blue and turns white, premium grade, 100% elastomeric, water-based, liquid roof coating. Bonds directly to most existing roof systems. Cures to form a tough seamless membrane, which seals and protects the roof. Protects against damaging effects of the sun, wind, snow, rain, and ice. Reflects 90% of the sun's rays. Dramatically lowers roof and… more »
                   
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                    Dr of BBQ

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                    RE: Radiant Heat And Your Concession Trailer Sat, 04/14/12 10:04 AM (permalink)
                    There is another Company called Hy Tech and they make different reflective ceramic paints for specific uses.  But the key word is ceramic, and for flat roofs elastomeric.
                    .

                    Hy-Tech Bus Kote

                    Here is the link for RV & Bus use
                    http://www.hytechsales.com/prod2150.html
                     
                    Or for trailers use this link:
                    http://www.hytechsales.com/prod2050.html
                     
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