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BobbyVang

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How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 12:13 PM (permalink)
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This is the cart I'm going down to LA to check out on Tuesday/Wednesday. (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bfs/3868982320.html)  CA requires you to have a mechanical refrigerator for events (Swap meet/Farmers Market/Fairs). I was wondering on this cart, where and how would I install a refrigerator.

This is what the head of the health department sent me as well regarding refrigerators. "All equipment must be NSF listed and all refrigeration must be mechanical refrigeration, meaning, refrigerated blown air inside an insulated compartment." Would anyone be kind enough to find me the cheapest/smallest one available online? I'll probably hook it up to a battery and inverter generator. 


Thanks. ;) 
 
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    edwmax

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    Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 1:04 PM (permalink)
    Looks like a lot of customizing work has already been done to the cart.   ...???...   make sure the burners work and will get water hot!    I don't see the burner controls in the pics ...???...
     
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      C2CD

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      Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 1:10 PM (permalink)
      Check out Benscarts dot com. he builds them, but according to him CA is the hardest state to operate in and he also has a youtube video about how no state can require something be NSF certified because NSF is a private Company. The way he says it, is that it would be like saying you have to get your prescription filled at walgreens as opposed to wal-mart pharmacy, or something to that effect. I know in the fine print in my state it says NSF certified, if not then you have to show all this stuff that says it is to the same standards as NSF.  
       
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        BobbyVang

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        Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 1:12 PM (permalink)
        edwmax


        Looks like a lot of customizing work has already been done to the cart.   ...???...   make sure the burners work and will get water hot!    I don't see the burner controls in the pics ...???...



        Yeah just texted him about 30 minutes ago when I saw that as well. Was wondering if it's fixable by just buying a 3/8'th knob and hook it up. It looks pretty easy to replace the whole Valve Rail thing as well.
        <message edited by BobbyVang on Sun, 06/16/13 1:19 PM>
         
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          BobbyVang

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          Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 1:13 PM (permalink)
          @HDMafia, Thanks man, really helpful.
           
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            BpCBlake

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            Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 4:26 PM (permalink)
            I dont know about cheap thou. I have seen ones that run off of marine batterys for around 1000.00 with a freezer in them. ben has a nice one, I forget the brand thou, but if you also have electric water and this you need a big marine battery.
            <message edited by BpCBlake on Sun, 06/16/13 4:27 PM>
             
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              top^dog

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              Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 5:57 PM (permalink)
              Im just a little curious here...why wouldnt you just consider a hi-top van...short school bus or small step van? Add a ss table,fridge etc, with the cost of a trailer and small fridge...which will not like getting bounced around your cost will not be a whole lot more with a truck....is it regulations?
               
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                top^dog

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                Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 6:03 PM (permalink)
                Bobbyvang if you do decide to get a fridge for a cart here is a tip....make sure the capilary copper tubing is free fron any rubbing and rtv the tubing in any areas that will rub or you will lose your refrigerant after a very short while
                 
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                  jcheese

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                  Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 6:11 PM (permalink)
                  Set a 12v cooler on a fender. Take it off when you move. A 43 qt is less than $500.
                   
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                    Tristan225

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                    Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 9:54 PM (permalink)
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                    WOW. I believe that cart started life as a CMS 325 or Custom 525 (same thing) a great cart  . And yes it has had some modifications (and they don't look like for the better). But- first I don't see 4 sinks, the water is heated in the entire tank by a mushroom pilot (it takes a while), neither of these things are going to fly in Cal. There is not much support for an Edgestar type cooler above the fender without substantial modification-brackets attached to the frame, cutout part of top area, make slide out brackets. Judging by some of your posts, I hope you are pretty handy. I  know my Edgestar is pretty heavy, even empty. I just don't think it's feasible without some heavy duty modification. From what I have read here the regs. in Cal are pretty strict, I don't think you are going to be able to do anything "on the cheap". Myself, I would pass on this. I'm thinking you're cheapest route would be to build one your self.  
                     
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                      Tristan225

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                      Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Sun, 06/16/13 10:32 PM (permalink)
                      Burner controls are under the cover with the holes in it.
                       
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                        jcheese

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                        Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Mon, 06/17/13 12:12 AM (permalink)
                        Does CA demand the reefer is ON the cart? Can it be on a table or in your tow vehicle?
                         
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                          daddywoofdawg

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                          Re:How would one add a refrigerator to their cart? Mon, 06/17/13 1:31 AM (permalink)
                          How about a dorm size refrigerator?about hundred bucks.I don't know what that whit cabinet is for maybe place it there?
                          Or a bracket on the hitch and then when you get to site place the fridge on the bracket. 
                           
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