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BelCibo

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Food Truck Swamp Cooler Wed, 03/6/13 11:06 AM (permalink)
Anyone tried an evaporative cooler for a food truck?  Looks tempting... 
 
At least here in Southern Idaho we run 20-30% humidity except when it rains twice a year.  
 
http://www.rvpartscenter....mp;DID=185&CID=620
 
<message edited by BelCibo on Wed, 03/6/13 11:21 AM>
 
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    jcheese

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    Re:Food Truck Swamp Cooler Wed, 03/6/13 12:06 PM (permalink)
    I think it's a great idea. Since it uses outside air you don't have to worry about it getting greasy. I like the solar option, too.
     
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      daddywoofdawg

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      Re:Food Truck Swamp Cooler Mon, 03/11/13 8:29 AM (permalink)
      But now you have to carry extra 15 gals of water just for the cooler.
       
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        BelCibo

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        Re:Food Truck Swamp Cooler Mon, 03/11/13 11:54 AM (permalink)
        daddywoofdawg


        But now you have to carry extra 15 gals of water just for the cooler.

        Agreed.  After further research I found it uses around a gallon an hour during the hot days.  I don't have room for a larger tank unless I change my floor layout and run water lines to the roof, its a little late for that.
         
        There are some reviews on RV forums.  Apparently it works as good or a little better than a 15k AC unit on way less power.  Cost is around the same as an AC unit.  If water is not a concern, you live in a dry area and you are short on power it could be a viable option.
         
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          pigrig

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          Re:Food Truck Swamp Cooler Wed, 07/31/13 12:24 AM (permalink)
          if think the HD would question the mold or build up that grown on the exterior cooler mats, plans to use a sterilizer in the cooler water?

          Zach
           
           
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            BelCibo

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            Re:Food Truck Swamp Cooler Wed, 07/31/13 5:07 PM (permalink)
            There's a local Truck that is installing one, I'll find out how it turned out.
             
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