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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/04/17 21:33:11 (permalink)
So all the PEX lines and PVC are dry fitted. The pump is mounted just wanting for the some parts (I fell out to the truck with the pump in my hand and snapped off the clip...lol). I built a housing unit for the hot water tank out of plywood and FRP. I'm waiting for carriage bolts from Fastenal so i can mount gray tank under the truck.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/04/19 18:23:11 (permalink)
I have an 2003 F450 Ford chasis (mini-bus) [22ft x 9ft) That Im converting to a food truck and was wondering where I could get a GOOD deal on Stainless steel panel/sheets for the walls and counter areas.  OR, is there something else I can use instead?  Currently I have a "friend" that can get me 1/8th thick sheets for $80- is that good or what?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/04/19 23:36:12 (permalink)
hell yes!
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/04/20 23:37:58 (permalink)
Island Pound Hounds

I have an 2003 F450 Ford chasis (mini-bus) [22ft x 9ft) That Im converting to a food truck and was wondering where I could get a GOOD deal on Stainless steel panel/sheets for the walls and counter areas.  OR, is there something else I can use instead?  Currently I have a "friend" that can get me 1/8th thick sheets for $80- is that good or what?
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I'm with the doc on this one YES THAT A GREAT DEAL!!!! STOCK UP!!!! lol
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/04/21 11:48:13 (permalink)
Make sure you find out what finish is on the s/s (#4 is a common restaurant finish). I assume you want the steel for the walls? 1/8" is some burly stuff. Weight will add up quick, not to mention trying to handle a 4x8' sheet solo.

That said, smokin deal by weight
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/02 20:20:27 (permalink)
Finally finished all the plumbing. Both tanks are in and everything is ready to go. Now moving on to the service window area.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 03:23:29 (permalink)
Looks tight. You should be proud!
Thanks for the pics.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 09:39:50 (permalink)
Thanks I am very proud. lol I really do hate that PVC purple primer, that stuff gets every where.
 
Side note: There are two rubber couplers, one by the floor and the other by the hand sink. I put them there so if i have ever have to take out a drain or a main part of the plumbing sink I can do so.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 21:17:56 (permalink)
Looking good BTM,  in the second picture what is the thing between your water heater and pump sort of T shaped?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 22:04:11 (permalink)
PurpleCheetah

Looking good BTM,  in the second picture what is the thing between your water heater and pump sort of T shaped?


Thanks! Um... the orange thing is a ball valve and the white thing is a drain for the tank. I'll take a better picture. I get so into the build i just never think about taking pictures step by step. lol
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 22:24:38 (permalink)
I'm sorry this is what I mean:

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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/03 22:46:01 (permalink)
It's a strainer to protect the water pump.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/04 05:47:17 (permalink)
Ok thank you
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/04 18:35:38 (permalink)
Vic,
Not a big deal but those ShurFlow pumps will take a beating when it comes to getting junk in them. I have been testing my Pork Injector Pump with all kinds of spices and just about anything else I can get through the hose and have only managed to clog the hose never the pump. Shurflow makes an amazing product.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/04 23:59:33 (permalink)
If water is coming from the fresh tank and going to the pump then the water heater how is there a chance for stuff to get in it? what is it staining?  
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/05 09:43:42 (permalink)
PurpleCheetah

If water is coming from the fresh tank and going to the pump then the water heater how is there a chance for stuff to get in it? what is it staining?  

The strainer is there just ten dollar insurance policy. My fill cap on the out side doesnt have a mesh screen or anything besides a cap. Its a 1 1/4 inch direct line to the tank. I'm sure I'm going to get something in my fresh tank at one point (dirt from a hose or a bug).
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/05 12:22:10 (permalink)
Oh Ok I see now where that would come in handy
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/07 17:50:59 (permalink)
mike great job looking good. how did you mount your 3 bay sink? did you mount it to the wall or are you going to mount it to the floor?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/08 16:58:16 (permalink)
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mike great job looking good. how did you mount your 3 bay sink? did you mount it to the wall or are you going to mount it to the floor?


Thanks Marco. I mounted the sink to the wall with 4 screws. The faucet also pinned the sink to the wall. The faucet is held in by 90 degree drop ear elbow which are screwed to the wall. The PVC plumbing also helps hold the sink too.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/08 17:01:38 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/09 01:14:58 (permalink)
Good idea w drop elbow. I'll have to see if that works for me too.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/23 20:57:37 (permalink)
Well its been awhile but got somethings done on the truck. I did more done in the winter then i do when the weather is nice. lol But I finished the awning and the window install.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/23 21:11:14 (permalink)
I also made a 6ft work table in front of the service window. Got the wood from Lowes. Its 3/4 by 2ft wide, 6ft long. I cut it 3 inches wider then the wheel well. I used 1 1/2 galv pipe to support the front and mounted 2 inch  "L" shaped Aluminum to support the back. I used Hollaender speed rail flanges to hold the
1 1/2 galv pipe. (Oh i ordered enough flanges to hold my equipment stand table. Just didnt mount them yet).
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/23 21:13:19 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/23 21:23:08 (permalink)
And the last thing i did on the truck was use Eternabond tape to seal the seams and rivets i put in the roof. It was pretty good stuff, easy to use. It will work on any surface like all metals, pvc, abs,  fiberglass. Read about it from an RV sales mag. They say it will last forever, but well just have to see about that. lol It wasnt cheap. Got it from amazon.
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O and i put in another vent in the ceiling.
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/23 23:58:14 (permalink)
Table looks good, but..........I bet the hd won't let you have it. It's not nsf, were you planning on cutting on it?
It's going to get wet every time you wash your hands, and crap will find it's way into the bolt holes.
Speaking of washing your hands.... do you need to have separation between the hand sink and the 3 bay?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/24 09:29:58 (permalink)
Thanks. I dont plan on cutting on it. I will have a cutting board. I want to use an  Epoxy over it. We have a wood table at work and the HD says nothing. We dont cut on it. Always have a cutting a poly cutting board on it. As for the hand sink, there is not code about seperation of a hand sink to 3 bay. They just want you to have one.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/30 16:31:49 (permalink)
looking good mike. my equipment just came today i will post picks soon. table looks great you do awsome work.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/30 20:51:56 (permalink)
i actually cut my hand washing sink into the drain board of the triple sink. I had ZERO place for it. lol  i'll upload a pic.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/05/31 08:53:17 (permalink)
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i actually cut my hand washing sink into the drain board of the triple sink. I had ZERO place for it. lol  i'll upload a pic.


Yeah please do. I hate how everything we need for these trucks are all custom or just to big. lol o well
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