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LeftCoastLinks

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Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 1:02 PM (permalink)
Anyone have any experience or know of someone with an exhaust vent on a hot dog cart? I want to put a grill on my cart but my HD says an exhaust vent would be required. I have no idea where to start on this one and would love some help/ideas/references.

Thanks!
 
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    Rcoy

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    Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 1:58 PM (permalink)
    Perhaps you could point out that your cart is open air, with nowhere to vent to. It seems that either you won't really need a vent or you will be unable to put a grill on your cart. Hopefully they won't require a fire suppression system as well.
    <message edited by Rcoy on Wed, 06/26/13 1:59 PM>
     
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      LeftCoastLinks

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      Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 3:06 PM (permalink)
      Rcoy- thanks for the response, that was my thoughts on it but according to them an exhaust vent is needed. I know it can be done, doesn't need to be over head. Just trying to see if anyone has one or can point me into the direction of a good reference.
       
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        chefbuba

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        Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 5:49 PM (permalink)
        Ask them..... Why would a hood be required on an open air cart? Ask for the code that requires it, ask them to explain the code other than it is a requirement.
        Californication!
         
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          LeftCoastLinks

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          Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 6:22 PM (permalink)
          Chefbubba- that is great advice! Lol @ californiacation! Thanks!
           
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            BpCBlake

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            Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Wed, 06/26/13 8:45 PM (permalink)
            yep, the whole cart is vented to the great outdoors
             
             
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              C2CD

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              Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Thu, 06/27/13 8:51 AM (permalink)
              I have never heard of this, it is as has been stated open air, Hoods are required indoors cause there is no where for it to go but outdoors it will just evaporate. I keep hearing how Cali is a tough place to have a cart they have the most restrictions, but as chefbuba said I would ask for the exact code and go from there. My area requires 4 sinks, so I have a wash rinse sanitize with a faucet, then I have a hand washing with it's own faucet. yet I have to wash my tongs and pans at the commissary. No one could give me a reason why I needed it on my cart if it would not suffice and I had to use the commissary anyway, but it was in the code 
              <message edited by HotDogMafia on Thu, 06/27/13 8:53 AM>
               
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                top^dog

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                Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sat, 06/29/13 3:21 PM (permalink)
                Hahaha...thats a funny gag....an exhaust fan on an open hot dog cart lol
                 
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                  BpCBlake

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                  Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sat, 06/29/13 7:51 PM (permalink)
                  yeah, you dont want them venting those dogs fumes in the wrong direction.
                   
                   
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                    chefbuba

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                    Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sat, 06/29/13 11:25 PM (permalink)
                    Open air bbq San Diego
                    FAQ Page  SEE # 11.... Says no bbq....
                     
                     
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                      top^dog

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                      Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sun, 06/30/13 2:35 AM (permalink)
                      # 11 states 'enclosed'
                       
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                        LeftCoastLinks

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                        Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sun, 06/30/13 4:49 AM (permalink)
                        That is the problem, no clear definition. Says no BBQ but nothing about a grill on the cart
                         
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                          RodBangkok

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                          Re:Exhaust vent on a hotdog cart Sun, 06/30/13 5:21 AM (permalink)
                          Many of the carts in this part of the world have hoods.  They are important in areas where there are a lot of vendors, and the quantity of smoke can be very annoying at street level if there is not some sort of hood and vent.  The very mobile guys use a 12 volt auto radiator fan in them.  They work out quite well, the chimneys aren't that high, but enough to get the smoke above walking height.  I'm sure this is absolutely no help with regards to your dealing with the health gestapo but they do serve a purpose.  
                          There some very good advice above, anytime you get someone in authority telling you something, ask them to give you the section paragraph, etc of the code that refers to this regulation.  That's your starting point to challenge them.
                          <message edited by RodBangkok on Sun, 06/30/13 5:23 AM>
                           
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