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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/30 22:43:43 (permalink)
F&M blew up because they were rear ended in a car accident.  FYI :-D
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 02:30:11 (permalink)
NFPA 58 states that propane containers must be painted a heat reflective color. Most state regulatory agencies have their own rule addressing this particular issue but the national code declares that LP Gas containers must be painted a heat reflective color unless installed in an extremely cold environment.
 
So yes, you can paint it, but basically following the rule mentioned above. I have 4 ten gallon tanks, two came stock white, two came stock-off white. What i meant was do not paint it anything funky, or the color of your truck unless your truck is white! (i guess yellow is awefully reflective also no?) Haha

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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 07:43:45 (permalink)
my tanks are going to be covered anyway, I don't really care what color they are as long as they are safe LOL  I just have to find the time to get the metal sheets to cover it.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 08:19:39 (permalink)
painting in itself wont hurt the tank at all.....
the reason they wont fill a painted tank is most probably because it can be used to conceal excessive rust damage or welded areas..... its all a liability thing...
i think they are being a bit overly cautious but i would put my money on that reason...
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 14:44:07 (permalink)
Great to see and hear progress being made. Good info, as always on this site!
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 15:26:34 (permalink)
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NFPA 58 states that propane containers must be painted a heat reflective color. Most state regulatory agencies have their own rule addressing this particular issue but the national code declares that LP Gas containers must be painted a heat reflective color unless installed in an extremely cold environment.

So yes, you can paint it, but basically following the rule mentioned above. I have 4 ten gallon tanks, two came stock white, two came stock-off white. What i meant was do not paint it anything funky, or the color of your truck unless your truck is white! (i guess yellow is awefully reflective also no?) Haha


Cool, than I am safe with gloss white. I will be wrapping half the tank with a decorative wrap but it will be mostly white. I always wondered if the food trucks that have their tanks mounted in the rear like "The Fish Box" truck, have an issue with direct sun and heating up the tank. I do not want to surround my tank with a box as I want to display the vinyl wrap but I think I will have a retractable sun shade on the truck rear for sunny days.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 17:06:57 (permalink)
I feel you with the building a cage around the tank. I dont want to build anymore if i don't have too. lol the retractable sun shade is a good idea.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/31 22:29:23 (permalink)
my trailer is black and I've never had a problem with them in the heat. It gets pretty hot here and very humid, like 120 hot outside. I am enclosing my generator as well, so I rather have matching boxes. lol  I will have vents on all sides and will only have half the back covered so there is plenty of ventilation. I'm trying to extend my muffler but not sure how to go about it.  Will post a thread on it in hopes of getting some good advice
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/01 17:22:49 (permalink)
RiceWorks NFPA 58 states that propane containers must be painted a heat reflective color. Most state regulatory agencies have their own rule addressing this particular issue

 
The NFPA code is a suggested code to help small cities write their own local code. It has no teeth. And they expand their attempted reach every year. And each year it gets more prohibitive than the year before. In fact they are now writing codes against "To Much Stuff". And that is the title of their recent article claiming that cities should write laws against hoarding.
 
You only have to worry about rule number one "WHAT YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT" say you may or may not do.
 
I have painted propane tanks and I have some with my Dr of BBQ logo on them and no one has ever said a word.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 03:28:53 (permalink)
Hey Guys very interesting post I am also in the process of building a truck for a few months now taken me forever for research and locating parts. PM me if you guys need anything or websites to get faucets and sinks on. I just recently started tackling my plumbing finished up most of the water and now starting on the LP lines. I noticed that btm676 was using a conventional propane tank not sure if your state allows you to but double check with them out here in california they dont allow those on the trucks only on carts and trailers, for the trucks you have to use undermounted horizontal cylinders. I also found a local shop to build me one of those professional water connections to fill up tanks and steam tables in the trucks. here are photos of it installed  on my truck it also has a key to lock it, Let me know if you guys want one also I can get you guys in touch with the shop that made it for me. Ill try to also post pics of my water heater which I should be finishing up this weekend before I tackle the gas lines.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 10:19:53 (permalink)
How do I start a new thread can anyone please help?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 14:25:52 (permalink)
Go to the top of the 1st page and look on the left side click on start a new thread.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 14:30:51 (permalink)
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Hey Guys very interesting post I am also in the process of building a truck for a few months now taken me forever for research and locating parts. PM me if you guys need anything or websites to get faucets and sinks on. I just recently started tackling my plumbing finished up most of the water and now starting on the LP lines. I noticed that btm676 was using a conventional propane tank not sure if your state allows you to but double check with them out here in california they dont allow those on the trucks only on carts and trailers, for the trucks you have to use undermounted horizontal cylinders. I also found a local shop to build me one of those professional water connections to fill up tanks and steam tables in the trucks. here are photos of it installed  on my truck it also has a key to lock it, Let me know if you guys want one also I can get you guys in touch with the shop that made it for me. Ill try to also post pics of my water heater which I should be finishing up this weekend before I tackle the gas lines.

 
Heck list the links you have used for what ever you bought for your build, that way the people that are starting a project down the road can follow your lead and expertise. The pictures look great post more LOL we love seeing how someone else got the job done. What kind of money did you spend on the your water connection?
Good job
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 16:32:51 (permalink)
I mostly found people local I can connect anyone that wants almost anything to do with lunch trucks I started a year ago but spent most of my time locating parts and equipment.
 
The water connection cost me $200.00 with everything needed to install and all you do is connect the pex pipes in the back also comes with a quick hose disconnect. I had a fabrication shop build it for me and I installed it on the truck myself. I am also going to have them make me cabinet doors and the oven vent system. I also located fans and motors if any one is interested also cost me about $60.00 for the 12 volt motor and fan assembly.
Here is the email address and phone number to the person that built me the water connection .
(818) 246-2016 vpmachine yahoo.com is their email address also. You cen let them know Greg the lunch truck guy recommended me.
 
I am also going to go pick up faucets and sinks soon and can help you guys out with those also.
post edited by greg198 - 2012/02/03 16:55:12
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 17:35:33 (permalink)
Greg........I used to run movie trucks down there.
Armenco and Wyss catering trucks shoulld be a good source. For stock and
Custom parts.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/03 18:45:58 (permalink)
hey greg,
im interested in seeing the fan motor/assembly for 60 bucks.....
i have mine picked out after the good DR. or was it Chef purchased and gave a low down on it.....
but im always up for comparison shopping 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/06 02:47:26 (permalink)
Thanks Jack
other than the fabricating shop vp, I purchased my fryers from global industrial online they were the cheapest I would post the link But I am unable to list it yet since I have not reached 30 posts. I purchased my water heaater from zoro tools they were the cheapest place online. Faucets I purchased were from a local supplier since I had to make sure the faucets were lead free and nsf due to california regulations which I think is a good regulation. Ill ask and see if they ship and post their info as well   
 
thanks Chef bubba for the contacts I've inquired prices from one of the manufactureres and they were extremely high plus had a long wait time.  How was the movie industry when you were out here I hear it is tough to get your foot in the door?
Backalleyburger
Here are pics of the fan motors VP is making me brackets to install, and once i cut openings in the truck  ill post up those pics once i get there. 

 
post edited by greg198 - 2012/02/06 02:54:04
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/06 09:48:39 (permalink)
I got my hood system late last week. Today I'm running to the store to pick up supplies to install it. I have pics coming. Its so cold up here to do anything for a long time outside. lol
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/06 20:14:49 (permalink)
BTM676,
Can you share the name of the manufacture of the sink maybe the model#.
i love you sink just what i need for my build.
your truck looks great.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/06 21:37:50 (permalink)
www.landjimport.com is the company/wholesaler i got it from.
Model # LJ1014-3-11D
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/06 21:38:20 (permalink)
O thank you by the way! lol
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/07 18:47:23 (permalink)
ANother site that you may want to see  "buildafoodtruck" 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/07 19:00:04 (permalink)
Mitch here is the link http://buildafoodtruck.com/
BUT........ Most any site that promises big bucks for anything is usually a scam. Not saying this site is just saying if it starts like this be careful.
 WE WILL SHOW YOU EVERY STEP THAT YOU REQUIRE TO BUILD A HOT DOG TRUCK OF YOUR DREAMS,
 
                                                WITH LESS MONEY THEN YOU EVER DREAMED POSSIBLE !
                                               "I make a killing with my Lunch Truck"
 
"There Is Not A Man In America That Has Not At One Time Thought About Selling Food From A Hot Dog, Or Food Truck"
 
I am Living Proof Of the Money That can Be Made In The Food Truck Industry, Ask Me any Questions You May Have And I will Answer them With your Free 30 Minute Consultation when ordering Your E- Book.
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/08 21:11:53 (permalink)
This week started off great. Last week i got the hood system in from hood mart. So on monday we installed it. It was real easy, i was shocked! I still have to wire it to a switch but i did plug it in to see it work. hahah love it!!!!
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/08 21:36:45 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/08 22:24:28 (permalink)
FRESH MEAT !!!!!    i LOVED IT WHEN MY TRUCK WAS AT THIS STAGE :-D
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/09 02:26:01 (permalink)
 
HEy BTM
 That vent hood Looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G it's weird how just that makes the kitchen look like its on its way to completion. If you don't mind me asking how much did the cost you and does it run off 12v or 110v.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/09 10:48:25 (permalink)
I'm a chef for a living. Went to school for it and everything. So when it comes to cooking behind the line under pressure and long hours, I want everything as efficient as possible. So thats why i got this hood plus I really dont want to deal with the can/can't my state will allow if i got something other then this type of hood. I got the hood for $1,500 that included shipping all the duct work and fan, oh and lights. Its 120v and 5.8amp start up and half of that when its running. So... at start up its 696 watts and 350ish watts at running speed. Hope that helps.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/02/09 20:13:20 (permalink)
We are thinking of purchasing our waste/fresh water tank from these guys as well. Did you have any problems draining the waste water tank as it does not appear to be designed as one? `
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