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Southernsmoke

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Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 6:59 AM (permalink)
When is it too hot to get out and vend?
I have a hard time when the temp reaches around 26C thats about 80F.
When it's 80 outside with the fryers and griddle going it must be close to a hundred inside!!
I don't have ac as it wouldn't be very effective with the vending window open and the exhaust fan sucking the air out. imho..
It has been an extremely hot summer up here, but I can't even imagine how hot it can be down south!
How in heck do you guys do it???
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 10:51 AM (permalink)
    Southernsmoke

    When is it too hot to get out and vend?
    I have a hard time when the temp reaches around 26C thats about 80F.
    When it's 80 outside with the fryers and griddle going it must be close to a hundred inside!!
    I don't have ac as it wouldn't be very effective with the vending window open and the exhaust fan sucking the air out. imho..
    It has been an extremely hot summer up here, but I can't even imagine how hot it can be down south!
    How in heck do you guys do it???

    Five day forecast for Phoenix AZ - 110 to113 F - 43-45 C
    But it's a dry heat!
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 11:05 AM (permalink)
      It's supposed to get hot here over the weekend, all of 72! Todays forcast is 66
       
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        Dr of BBQ

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        Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 11:35 AM (permalink)
        80.......80......80 is cool. In a week we will be back to the 96 to 100 degree range. 80 is nothing in central Illinois. In fact today's high is expected to be 86 and I shut down both my exhaust fan and my regular fan. Of course I guess it's what ever you get used too.
         
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          ricoboxing

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          Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 1:01 PM (permalink)
          I don't have to vend in a truck, but in front of a charcoal grill. Sometimes when I have my probe thermoter clipped to my front pocket the temp reads 130°, but as long as people are lining up it don't bother me. You just get use to it.
           
          It's only too hot to vend, when it's too hot for the customers to go out and buy.
           
           
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            pnwchef

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            Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 1:10 PM (permalink)
            I love Foodbme, 110 to 113 but its dry heat , just having the Arizona the sun beating down on the trailer will cook you to medium rare.
             
            Chefbuba I hope I catch the heat wave next week............
             
            Jack do you still keep the cold beer in the same place, in the trailer.
             
            Smoke, if its to hot, then its to hot, don't kill yourself trying to make  a buck. There are a lot of guys on this site over the years that just couldn't hack the heat. One guy had a problem with his kidneys, and had to stop going out. If its hotter than normal, hook that up with humidity, its a killer................
            <message edited by pnwchef on Fri, 08/10/12 1:12 PM>
             
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              Dr of BBQ

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              Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 1:42 PM (permalink)
              Jack do you still keep the cold beer in the same place, in the trailer.
               
              Sometimes but I never drink before 5:00 pm anymore. And when it's really hot all it would take would be two beers and I'd close and go home. LOL I can take the heat much better than the cold. If it's really cold- 20 degrees or lower I don't open.
               
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                edwmax

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                Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 1:51 PM (permalink)
                Southernsmoke


                When is it too hot to get out and vend?
                I have a hard time when the temp reaches around 26C thats about 80F.
                When it's 80 outside with the fryers and griddle going it must be close to a hundred inside!!
                I don't have ac as it wouldn't be very effective with the vending window open and the exhaust fan sucking the air out. imho..
                It has been an extremely hot summer up here, but I can't even imagine how hot it can be down south!
                How in heck do you guys do it???

                You need to ventilate your trailer/truck.   With the fans running, the inside temp should equal the outside air temp.   The hood fan pulls the heat off of the grill & fryers; and the vent fan should pull the heat out of the rest of the trailer.  Some venders just use an over size hood fan to do do both. (think wind tunnel)  ... The problem is when the outside temp is above abt 90 or 100 deg, hot is still hot, no matter how much air is moving.
                 
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                  chefbuba

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                  Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 2:12 PM (permalink)
                  Last Saturday it got up to 91, the inside temp was 107-110, I have an 8' hood with a very powerful fan..... No matter how you slice it, kitchens are hot.
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 3:11 PM (permalink)
                    pnwchef

                    I love Foodbme, 110 to 113 but its dry heat , just having the Arizona the sun beating down on the trailer will cook you to medium rare.

                    110-113 is measured in the shade!!!
                    In the direct sun, it's upwards of 150+
                    You don't cook to medium rare, you are well done!
                     
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                      DawnT

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                      Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 3:46 PM (permalink)
                      Now add to that continuous 91% to 96% humidity for us folks down here. Although we haven't had the heat in the hundreds, 95-97 degrees during the daily peaks is typical. Overnight drop here is less then 10 degrees in free air. Masonary retains heat, so it's even warmer with no AC inside. AC's run all day long here and most the entire year. I have our's set to 65 degrees and it barely cycles, just on full bore for at best 75 degrees during the later evening and 78-79 during the day. It won't be until the last week or two of October before we get some cool, dry air. We don't have seasons here, just Summer, December and January. By the end of March, it's back to the same old.
                       
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                        Dr of BBQ

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                        Re:Too Hot To Vend Fri, 08/10/12 3:58 PM (permalink)
                        It won't be until the last week or two of October before we get some cool, dry air. We don't have seasons here, just Summer, December and January. By the end of March, it's back to the same old.
                         
                        Dawn,
                        What is your average electrical bill? Maybe our 4 seasons aren't so bad after all.
                         
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                          Southernsmoke

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                          Re:Too Hot To Vend Sat, 08/11/12 5:00 AM (permalink)
                          I'd rather be firing up the Lang with a load of butts in a five foot snow drift than be cooking and vending in the heat!!
                           
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                            roadkillgrill

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                            Re:Too Hot To Vend Sat, 08/11/12 10:02 PM (permalink)
                            I havent been out in a month. 100 for a month, 125 inside with the AC on and no equipment running. So I'm doing a lil' remodeling, which turned out to be major overhaul of the interior. I'll just wait until Fall. I'M BORED!!!! lol
                             
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                              Dr of BBQ

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                              Re:Too Hot To Vend Sat, 08/11/12 11:06 PM (permalink)
                               
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                                roadkillgrill

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                                Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 2:01 AM (permalink)
                                It's already on there. I even coat my Cart. Like Franks Hot Sauce, I put that **** on everything....lol
                                I put a fresh coat on every 2 years. The heat down here, well.... It's a Southern Humid Sticky Thang...."
                                 
                                I wish I didn't have graphics already on the truck, I'd paint the side.  Even with the walls insulated it's the 12:30-5:30 killer. I've read where they say you can use it on roof. wall, interior wall and ceilings. The architect in me is coming out, I'd never do both in and out, you'd be asking for moisture problems. I just installed 2 more sliders, so I waiting for the clear film to come in. That should help.
                                 
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                                  DawnT

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                                  Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 2:03 AM (permalink)
                                  Hey Jack. We have a tiny, 2 bedroom, old CBS house built in the 20's. Even with insulation added during the remodeling and a reflective roof, the bill is never lower then the upper 200's and has been typically upper 400's since June this year. That includes the oven, we can't get gas service in our boundry area. Since April, we've used the oven only a few times for holding and use the Cadco in the garage to do any baking to keep the heat out of the house. All it takes is using the kitchen oven and the house doesn't recover until early morning. AC full throtle and most of the house is 79 @ 68% humidity right now in the wee hours. It's 2:04 AM and the outside temp is 89 with 91% humidity. AC was just cleaned and serviced in mid July. This is typical weather down here.
                                   
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                                    Foodbme

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                                    Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 5:39 AM (permalink)
                                    We've been in AZ 12 years. I can't imagine how people lived out here before Air Conditioning. It was probably a little cooler being less populated, fewer cars,  fewer buildings, parking lots and highways to radiate heat, but still it would have been hot!
                                     
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                                      Dr of BBQ

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                                      Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 9:04 AM (permalink)
                                      Well Dawn you did it. Finally someone made me feel better about living in the Midwest with our winters. LOL. I need to save this thread and read it in January. LOL
                                       
                                      Foodbme, I was thinking recently about growing up with no air conditioning but I don't remember it being so bad. I guess if you have never experienced AC you don't miss it.  
                                       
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                                        edwmax

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                                        Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 9:53 AM (permalink)
                                        @Dawn
                                         
                                        My house was built abt 1936.   Last months electric bill was $140.   The day temps were 94 to 98 deg and night time 72 to 76 deg.   The AC is a 4 ton unit and stove is LP gas.   The AC is set at 78 to 80 deg. and ceiling fans  or box fan in all rooms.    My wife still complains the house is too cold.   .... this is south Georgia, 35 mile north of Tallahassee.
                                         
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                                          roadkillgrill

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                                          Re:Too Hot To Vend Sun, 08/12/12 2:05 PM (permalink)
                                          last month $500!!! lol... (not) but of course that includes onboard AC & refrig & freezer plus my 3 Freezer units and 2 Refrigerators and a Ice unit in another building. Hate it in the summer, but LOVE IT come tax season....
                                           
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