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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/19 22:20:15 (permalink)
I was in Minneapolis on the weekend.
Could not resist buying the lights that are linkable.

 
The lights are not any different, other than that they are linkable.
I just wanted them.
 
All installed now.  I am happy.
 
Bonus points..... I got to meet Miss America while I was at Sams Club.
That don't happen every day.
specially in Canada :)
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/20 15:12:49 (permalink)
Temptation in many ways that weekend lol.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/23 19:25:51 (permalink)
Decided that the freezer needed to be higher. Closer to the table height.
 
So I used some wheels that we use around our store to make our displays mobile.

We get them at Ikea.
Light, strong, nice built in base on them.
Just had to drive some self tappers into the base of the freezer.
 
Height is nice now.  Almost even with the table.
 
Everything worked out perfect on the inside as well.
 
Now I can have some cryo packs right below the pans.
Plus I can still put more stuff underneath that, in the bottom of the freezer.
Can't wait to see how it all works out.

post edited by Blakkmoon - 2018/05/18 10:49:31
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/23 19:29:11 (permalink)
On the serve side, I got my other cabinet secured, and my cash drawer secured to the cabinet.
Had some aluminum left, so I figured it needed a skin.

 
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2018/05/18 10:52:36
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/25 12:40:40 (permalink)
To those of you in warmer places like Florida....
It dipped down to ( with the wind chill ) -41 last night.
That's -41.8 F.
 
Spring can't come too soon!!

post edited by Blakkmoon - 2018/04/15 12:57:21
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/25 22:48:59 (permalink)
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To those of you in warmer places like Florida....
It dipped down to ( with the wind chill ) -41 last night.
That's -41.8 F.
 
Spring can't come too soon!!
 
82 here my friend. A/C is still on! People on the coast are still surfin'!
 

 




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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/27 12:10:44 (permalink)
I've been keeping a small space heater plugged in and the electric water heater as well. I have water in my tanks for the the recent and upcoming inspections. Stays warm inside.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/27 19:51:57 (permalink)
I tried TWO heaters today.
No where near enough.
 
Supposed to be a bit warmer tomorrow.
Will have to dig out the big guns 5000 watt construction heater, if I want to any work.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/29 12:58:37 (permalink)
My single space heater is set really low. It's maintaining 47 degrees and it's 26 outside. I turn it up while working. My trailer is small.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/12/29 19:08:27 (permalink)
26  !!!
That's - 3 Canadian !!
We are still wearing flip flops at -3 :)
 
My $12 heater can easily keep it warm at only -3.
 
But we are currently doing -25 ( -13 f ) during the day and -40 ( -40 f ) at night.
 
I still have a few things that need some silicone, so it needs to be a little bit warmer, otherwise it won't cure right.
 
Finally just bit the bullet and wired a 220 line and plug directly into my panel so I could run the construction heater.
 

 
That thing heats my garage to the point that I can work in shorts and a tank top.
So it should do just fine in the truck.
 
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/01 12:26:23 (permalink)
I wish I had 220 in my garage. I suffer all winter.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/01 17:51:34 (permalink)
Yeah, I LIKE it!
I think -- for me at least, this garage was 75% of the reason I bought this house.
Decently high ceilings. SUPER insulated. 26 x 26 ( I think ).
Even an attic.
And TODAY - at least - it is now fairly clean and somewhat organized.
Consolidated most of my crap.
Put tools away.
I can even park the our cars in there.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/04 19:51:11 (permalink)
These are great little lights.  Pretty bright.
I first found them at a local store on sale for $10.
Then later at Dollar Tree.
They take a few aaa batteries.

Put them up inside the cabinets with some adhesive velcro.

post edited by Blakkmoon - 2018/05/18 10:53:48
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/04 19:59:37 (permalink)
Used some of the aluminum sheeting to make a shroud for below the sink.
Not even sure why I want it.
Just gives it a cleaner look I guess.

I used  adhesive velcro to secure it to the sink legs.
 
 
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2018/05/18 10:54:39
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/04 20:08:35 (permalink)
I still had some left over (nice thick) aluminum from when I cut out the window.
So I made a cover for the sink.
I'm not sure why people use them, but have seen them in a lot of trucks.
I think it must be for some extra counter / work space.

 
Also added some folding shelf brackets beside the sink so I can have a s spot for the dish rack.
It can also double as some extra work space.
 
Decided to skin the top of the box that I am using as the serving counter.
Figured it would be easier to clean.

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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/04 20:30:36 (permalink)
So I got the table secured today.
I wanted it secured to the file cabinet, the to the back wall, then to the side wall.
At least thats the way I had to do it.
As always, way more work than I first thought.
But now it's done.
Just have to add a little caulking here and there and clean up.
But the build ( truck) is done.
Next is the generator box.
 
Just for fun I did a 360 view using google street view.
 
Here is the link.
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/05 08:00:34 (permalink)
Looking good!
I bought a similar LED switch light. I put it at my door, since my overhead lighting switch is not near the door.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/05 11:21:47 (permalink)
I was just checking back to the start of this thread.
Kinda cool to see where it all started.
 
I bought the truck about 1 year ago.
Tinkered around a little for a bit.
Started the actual build process at the beginning of March.
 
So all in, I would say 10 months for a build time.
All done VERY part time.
And mostly clueless and making it up as I go.
Overall, pretty impressed with me.
 
The next one should be way quicker :)
 
Actually, I was looking at all my left over parts and thinking I could make a nice little hot dog cart out them.
I have an old 4x8 harbor freight trailer that I am not using.
It's pretty easy to modify.
 
Then I have this big stainless table I didn't use.

 
I have this sink set up and a 12 v pump from the 1st truck.
 

 
Plus a few other stainless shelves.
And a couple of BBQ's lying around.
 
Around here, in the spring, I could get 4 or 5k for something like that.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/07 01:42:35 (permalink)
i see a few holes in those walls were needed, How thick are your walls? do you know the spacing on the wall framing?
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/07 10:57:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby h3nryum 2018/01/10 01:23:27
Don't know if you mean holes through the inner walls or outer walls.
Either way, holes are unavoidable.
 
I have pictures of the bare walls.
Somewhere I have a map of the factory wall frame.
Plus whatever I added for support beams.
Endless hours test fitting, altering, and testing again, things like the hood and the cabinets.
 
I kept the walls as thin as I could.
In order...
Outer skin - 1/4 inch thick aluminum wall.
1.75 inch factory hollow aluminum support beams filled with spray foam.
1.75 inch thick pressure treated wood support beams coated with fire retardant paint.
1.75 inches of Roxul insulataion between all  the beams.
3/8 inch plywood coated with fire retardant paint.
1/4 inch cement board.
22 gauge aluminum inner skin.
Cooking side also has stainless steel back wall with 1 inch air gap.
 
Gross maximum wall thickness is just under 3 inches.  Just under 4 inches on the cooking wall.
 
Back wall, is thinner.  about 2 inches.  Only has cement board, and inner skin. Insulation between.
Front wall is the bare factory aluminum wall. ( just cleaned up ) No insulation.
 
The goal was to have as much interior room as possible. DONE.
Just over 12 feet interior length. About 8 inches more than I first thought.
 
I don't remember the width.
The cooking side has a 30 inch deep stainless table.
The serve side has an 18 inch deep table. 
There is nearly 3 feet between them.
Should be enough room for 2-3 people if needed.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/07 14:03:07 (permalink)
That 360 view sure is neat. I spent a few minutes ogling at all the trim and finish work you did. Looks fantastic, those high mounted tool boxes are clean as heck to, gonna come in handy!

Your back bench along the cooking side is 30"? That's a good deep working space.

Congratulations on completing the inside. That's worth a high five. I've gotta get my ass in gear on my truck, I was ejected from a vehicle a month ago and I've been a bum since, this weather we're having isn't helping! Cheers
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/07 17:04:36 (permalink)
awesome much more information then i asked for but just what i needed as with my truck ive made some changes to how its all happening as now i have a family member that does fabrication who needs some work and a cab-on frame to build the truck onto :)
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/08 20:37:31 (permalink)
Ya sorry, bad habbit
I coulda just said 3 or 4 inches...  but how helpful is that?
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/09 19:24:42 (permalink)
Electrical inspection - DONE !  Check !
No issues.
 
Well.....except the $700.00 charge to do the inspection.
Clearly I am in the the wrong line of work.
I was #5 today.
hhhmmmm 700 x 5 = 3500.00.
Even if there is 50% overhead..... WOW!
But sadly... he only has 4 booked for tomorrow.....boo hoo.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/09 22:43:35 (permalink)
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Electrical inspection - DONE !  Check !
No issues.
 
Well.....except the $700.00 charge to do the inspection.
Clearly I am in the the wrong line of work.
I was #5 today.
hhhmmmm 700 x 5 = 3500.00.
Even if there is 50% overhead..... WOW!
But sadly... he only has 4 booked for tomorrow.....boo hoo.


GREAT NEWS ABOUT YOU PASSING DUDE! I never doubted you. I could not live where you are. To have electric inspection in my area? $35. Oh, and it was 75 degrees today. . . . 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/09 23:58:41 (permalink)
I think he said the rates are $275 / hr, plus travel time.
And there are only 4 companies that are approved to do field inspections.
So we don't have much choice here.
 
I contacted ALL of the 4 places that do it, and I couldn't even get consistent straight answers.
Heck, one of them was even giving me answers I knew were wrong.
 
This guy though, was great right from the start.
 
Luckily, electrical only has to be done once.
 
Next is fire & safety.  ($250) (annual)
Then health dept.  (free) (annual)
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/10 01:26:05 (permalink)
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Ya sorry, bad habbit
I coulda just said 3 or 4 inches...  but how helpful is that?


 its what i asked but the actual reply instead of that was much better and i will never fault someone for providing more info than asked for a question like that cause it avoids more questions in the future :)
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/10 01:26:05 (permalink)
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Ya sorry, bad habbit
I coulda just said 3 or 4 inches...  but how helpful is that?


 its what i asked but the actual reply instead of that was much better and i will never fault someone for providing more info than asked for a question like that cause it avoids more questions in the future :)
 
 
also nice to see electrical completed.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/11 08:06:54 (permalink)
I'm so jealous. I wish we can use a regular fridge. Been so glued to work that I haven't had time to check out your build. Got to say that the truck looks great. I have a 28" vinyl cutter. Which came with a cutting program called " sure cuts allot " (lame name) but very user friendly. I'm no stranger to other software and I really enjoy this one. I would advise you to play around with the dept and speed of the blade before you get into any big cuts. And make that your using a good pc for the software because its a pain to migrate it to another pc. Keep up the good work. And keep us updated.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2018/01/14 16:18:21 (permalink)
Yesterday, I got the generator ready to go.

 
Today, I fired it up and let it run for the recommended break in period.
Then started testing.
 
This is what I got so far.

4 griddles  - 1500 watts X 4 = 6000
1 roaster   - 1500 watts X 1 = 1500
Fridge       -     750 watts X 1 = 750
Freezer     -     750 watts X 1 = 750
Lights       -     100 watts X 1 = 100
 
Yeah that math seems to add up.
About 9000 running watts.
 
Anything more, and I popped the breaker on the generator.
 
So far, that seems like enough for a lunch service.
But not enough to do a festival.
 
Ran it till it ran out of gas.
Doing an oil change now.
 
Next test.
Try to quiet the beast down.
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