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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/07/21 12:46:27 (permalink)
One of the things that I have found to be a huge difference between where I live and how things are done in the USA is the flooring.
 
Where I am, the requirement is to have flooring that is as close to 1 single piece as possible, and COVED up the wall a minimum of 4 inches.
 
I have heard a lot of stories of people bringing in trucks from other provinces or from the USA, and they won't pass inspection because the floors are done wrong.

They then have to rip out EVERYTHING and do the floors to meet our code.
 
This is not acceptable:

 
 
This is not acceptable:
 

 
 
This IS acceptable, but it better be perfect.
 

 
 
They don't really seem to like the diamond plate around here.
They want to see the corners CURVED ( coved ) and every seam must be welded.
And smoothed.
 
So even this might not pass because that seam is not smoothed.

 
 
 
What seems to get done around here is that they use rolled vinyl flooring.
It can be fairly easily coved up the walls.
And fairly easily glued together at the seams.
But every one I have seen is the same.
Nobody puts anything BEHIND the cove.
It's just hollow.
 
Also, nobody seems to know how to overlap the corners, inside or outside.
They just match them up and glue them together.
That works well in a house, but not in a moving vehicle.
 
They usually make it through the 1st season, but by the 2nd, the seams are splitting, the coves are pushed through.
And they charge on average 2 grand for this crap!
 
Well we won't know if what I'm doing is better or not until it's been around for a while...
But here goes.
 
MY coves are galvanized steel.
They are the rounded corner beads for doing drywall.
 

 
 
The metal is strong, yet flexible.
 
I peeled off the paper backing.

 
 
I put adhesive on the backside.

Then stapled it to my floor.


 
 
I was kind of worried that the SMOOTHNESS of the metal would not take to the coating very well.
So I sprayed it with some primer I had lying around.
Where the heck I got green primer.... I don't know.

But I still thought it was a little too smooth.
I found a can of spray on adhesive in the shop.
 

 
It went on sort of half mist spray and half spider web -  webby -- ??
 
The texture was good to help the next coating stick.
 

 
I even went up the walls to the coating had something to grab onto.
 
 
So far I have put down 2 coats of this stuff.

 
Will it work?
Only time will tell.
 
I can only say that we used it in our store, on stairs, over top of laminate flooring, and in 2 years, it only needed an occasional touch up.
In my books, that's pretty good.
 
Plus I got it on clearance on one of my recent trips.
Got 2 of the big 4 or 5 gallon pails for just under $40.  woo hoo!
Once it dries and cures, I will top it with epoxy.
I got this kit.
Hopefully the combination of the 2 coatings will be durable enough.
My contact at the HD loved the sample when I showed him.
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/08/22 23:42:36
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/07/21 18:58:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ice ice baby 2017/09/29 15:49:27
Put on the last coating of the Restore product.
 
Now its going to take a couple of days to dry.

 
 
The texture is similar to fiberglass resin.

 
 
The goal here is that the Restore product is what bonds to the wood surface of the floor.
 
And with the rough sandy finish, the epoxy will bond well to that.

 
I didn't bother to get it tinted, so it is fairly translucent.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/07/23 23:10:18 (permalink)
Really hot and humid around here for the last few days.
Seems to be taking forever for the floor to finish curing.


So while I am waiting, I got some other stuff finished.
 
Spent the day lying under the truck ripping apart the front end.
Replaced the tie rod ends, and sway bar bushings.
 
Then went to the back and installed my overload springs.

 
Love these things.
Used them for years on lots of other trucks.
They just bolt on to the axle.
They don't do anything until you get a good load on.
 
I actually had to cut them down a bit just to fit them in.
 
Truck rides so nice now.\
No more clunking.
Nice and tight.
My alignment is actually better now than it was before.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/07/24 23:27:08 (permalink)
Epoxy is now done.
Waiting for it to cure.
Says, a couple of days for full cure.

 
I decided to go with the color flakes.
Not sure what I think yet.
 
Also, I went and got some grip powder to mix in.
I don't want to slip.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/03 21:36:31 (permalink)
Finally finished the floor off.
Capped and sealed all the corners ( as per our HD requirements ) .
Problem is, they don't tell you what they want it capped and sealed with.
Should I use plastic? wood? leather??
How big?
Sealed with what?
They won't say.
 
Kinda hard to see it in the photo.
The main area got 2x2 inch galvanized metal.
While the non critical areas got 1/2 by 1/2 inch galvanized metal.
All siliconed in place.
Then the edges got siliconed as well,so they are sealed.
 

 
While it was safe to walk on after a day or so, it says to fully cure it needs a week.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/03 21:51:32 (permalink)
So while waiting for the floor to cure...
Took a couple of days to rest and do some other stuff.
Today I got back to some work.
The more I looked at it, the more I hated the way the waste valves looked.
 

 
They were just wide open and in your face.
I can just see some customer, or their kid open the cap in the middle of lunch or something stupid like that.
So I figured I better cover them up.
Only got one done today.
But I am MUCH happier with it.
Outa sight, outa mind.
Just bent up some white aluminum sheet.



 
 
 
 

 
Hinged the back piece.

 
Just gotta lock it down.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/07 01:42:54 (permalink)
how much of the 2.5 garage floor epoxy did you end up using?
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/08 00:19:42 (permalink)
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how much of the 2.5 garage floor epoxy did you end up using?




ALL of it.
I was kinda hoping for a second coat.
 
Guess we will just see how it holds up.
 
I'm going to be using these 

 
So it should help cut down wear and tear on the floor.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/08 02:06:35 (permalink)
So the past week has been relaxing, and frustrating.
I finished the floor, so the next step is the electrical.
Can't really do much until the electrical is done.
I am waiting and waiting and waiting.
 
The city has FINALLY put out a guideline document for food trucks.
Click the link if you want to read it.
 
It states tells us, AND several conversations with them, tells me, that I HAVE to bring in a electrician.
I have to have their name, address, phone number, licence number.
 
This has been an adventure all on it's own.
 
Option 1 - just go to a decent size electrical company, and say - do THIS.
hand over $4000 and smile.
 
Option 2 try and find an electrician on my own.  You know, a little guy, independent.
I answered a BUNCH of online ads. ( About 40 ) and told them what I needed.
Only about 10 even replied.
And most who did, said NOPE.  Won't touch a food truck.  WTF??
 
I only got a few positive responses.
Chose one, guys seemed decent enough.
Had a good meeting.
Sent them all the stuff they wanted to see.
Been waiting close to week now, no quote yet.
 
In the meantime.
I spoke to the head inspector for the city.
Seemed like a good ****.
He said to email him any questions I had.
Been over a week now.
No reply.
 
As I'm reading through the guidline, I catch something I missed earlier.
It states ( on page 8 )
I am not REQUIRED to have the city do the inspection and approval.
I can have it done by an authorized 3rd party.
Please see list below.
Of course there is no list.
 
Call the city.
Oh no, you can't do that!!
But it says....
You better talk to the head inspector.
Who I called AGAIN.
Oh sure you can ....  FFS!!
 
Email the right person now.
Get the right list.
Start making phone calls.
 
Here's the real kick in the teeth.
After talking to some of these guys.
I am not REQUIRED to have an electrician do it.
They may recommend I use one.
Or at least consult with one.
I am not REQUIRED to submit my plans, but it helps.
Questions? Sure, here's my email address.
Best to get any questions answered so that you do it right.
As long as it's to code.... good to go.
 
Course, that was Friday afternoon, and it's a long weekend here.
So again  ..... I wait.

Meanwhile, on Sat. I went out to my brothers place and worked in his yard.
Did my front sway bar bushings, radius arm bushings, and tie rod ends.
 
Now the steering is nice and tight, and no more clunking.
 
 
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/08 09:51:51 (permalink)
WOW
Got up this morning to an email from the electrician.
Finally got my quote.
Clearly I should have become an electrician.
 

Scope of Work
 
- Installation of switched receptacle for exhaust fan
- Installation of 12 receptacles 

- Installation of 2 lights and a switch
- Installation of 100 amp panel 

 
Labour    :$1400.00

Materials :$0          

               :$1400.00 + GST
 
*NOTE* - Owner to supply material
 
 
OUCH !  My Wazoo hurts !
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/12 09:24:18 (permalink)
So the above mentioned electricians are NOT going to be doing the work.
And it's not just the cost.
 
After dealing with 4 different inspectors.
Who have all been very helpful.
 
The electricians would have just taken my money and run, leaving me with stuff NOT up to code.
 
When I met with them, I brought all the stuff I currently had. ( panel, breakers, rv connector etc )
To ask if this stuff would work.... do I need change anything...etc.
Nope nope all good they said.
 
I sent pictures of my stuff to the inspectors.
And the answers were pretty much NO.
Or at least an explanation.
 
If you want to use that panel, then you must do this....
But it's probably easier in the end to just buy a new one.
 
If you want to use those breakers, then do it this way....
 
That plug does not work, for this reason.....
 
Plus make sure of this this and this....
 
I definitely need to buy somebody a beer.
 
So yeah, some things are going to cost a little more than I had planned on.
And I have to wait for some of it because it has to be ordered online.
It's not available locally.
 
Heck, the outlet alone to plug the generator was only available on Home Depot's site.
And it's going to cost me $140 after taxes.
 
why?  It was the only one I could find that was CSA approved.
The inspectors MIGHT accept a UL approved unit, but not without a ton of hassle to prove that it was built to Canadian standards.
And yeah, I know, it's probably all the same.
But I have to do what I have to do to pass.
 
Same with the cord.
It has to be stamped with a CSA approval.
 
I went to a bunch of RV, marine, and trailer places yesterday.
They only carry 30 amp cords.
Not the right ends.
And have to order anything I want..... for $500.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/15 01:08:07 (permalink)
Ripped off the back bumper yesterday to make room for the rear platform for the generator.
That thing must have weighed 100 pounds, or pretty darn close.

The plan is to use the existing mounts and macguyver them with this steel shipping pallet that I was able to get for free.
Not sure if its the way to go or not.  Guess we will see.
 
While I was out at my brothers place using his plasma cutter, he gave me some sensor cleaner to spray on couple of sensors on the intake side.
Because it seems to have an intermittent hesitation. Especially at highway speeds.
 
Might as well check the air filter while I am in there. ( haven't done that yet...duh )
 
As it comes apart, I hear this rattling.... WTF??
Sound like gravel in the air filter housing...
 
Open it up and out falls.... get this ..... about a half a cup of DOG FOOD....  seriously.
My brother and I standing there in shock, but laughing our asses off.
Well that explains a few things.
 
Best guess is squirrel or mouse.
 
Seems to run better now.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/16 00:02:07 (permalink)
Got started on my wiring today.
I wanted everything to be as clean as possible.
Using 12/3 armored cable.
Going to put the panel over the passenger seat. ( I have changed that plan 20 times so far. )
But that's where it is going.
 
Here is a shot of the wire all strung up on the cooking side.
Hard to see the wire, the colors just blend.
 

 
Turns out that CODE states that armored cable cannot have any sharp bends.
I think the way it read was something like the bend cannot be less than 5 times the radius of the diameter of the cable.
 
So basically a nice smooth rounded curve.
Kinda hard to do in a truck with such limited space.
But I got er done.
 
It also stated that the cable should be supported every 2 feet and within 12 inches of an outlet box.
So I added a bunch pieces of wood to screw into.
And added wood where the outlet boxes will be. 
It's just easier to screw into the wood.
It's all painted with fire retardant paint.
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/08/16 00:22:50
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/18 00:27:26 (permalink)
On my truck there was a factory wall between the cab and the (now) kitchen area.
Up at the top, where I was running the wires, the wall is secured to the sidewall of the truck with a steel plate.
I used a hole saw and cut a 2.5 inch hole, and slid a piece of abs pipe through it, then siliconed it in place.
I did not want to take any chances of having any sharp edges that might eventually wear through the armored cable.
Plus it looks real purty and neat.
 
From the back

 
 
And out the front

 
Up and over the top

 
I used a 2 inch abs pipe, and secured it with some metal strapping.
 
And across to the panel over the passenger door.
 

post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/08/21 00:39:34
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/21 00:51:44 (permalink)
Here is a closer look at the panel.
 
Behind the panel, I mounted 2 x 4's to the truck body.
Screwed in from the outside.
Then a sheet of plywood over that.
I wanted to make sure the panel is isolated from the body.
 
The panel will be grounded to the frame.
 
It came out pretty well.
I tried to keep it neat.
Zip ties to keep the cables from moving as much as possible.
 
And yeah, I could have shortened up all the cables and made it SUPER pretty.
But I don't get any extra points for pretty.
I have always been told to keep as much extra wire as is feasible.
Cause you never know what might have to change down the road.
 
Using mostly 12/3 wire, double pole breakers, and split outlets.
( except for a few )
This gives me a the ability to have a ton of outlets, all on their own circuit.
Plus if I need a 220 volt outlet or two down the line, Its just a matter of swapping out the outlet.
 
 

 
Good thing I went for the bigger panel.
It was a $6 up charge to get the one with 12 more spaces.
 
 
BTW
This tool was well worth the money.

 
Perfect clean cuts every time.

 
If you have ever tried to cut armored cable with a hack saw or the bend and break method the friendly guys at the local big box store were trying to convinvce me to do....
Well then you know how much of a mess it makes.
 
How the heck are you suppose to get the anti shorts in there once you crimp the crap outa the armor???
OOOO just twist and bend it back to shape with some needle nose....no thanks.
 
I waste enough time fighting with crap.
This tool was the catsass.
 
Here is a youtube video of it in action.
 
And yeah, it IS that easy.
 
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/08/21 01:03:54
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/24 20:30:57 (permalink)
Met with an electrical inspector today.
He wanted to have a look at the progress and do a pre-inspection.
 
He was very happy with what he saw.
Had pointed out a couple of minor things that will take a few minutes to change.
But that was it!!
 
Now I get to start putting up walls and putting in equipment.
Cause the real inspection gets done when its completed.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/24 22:13:56 (permalink)
Electrical looks great Blakkmoon. Good to hear that you have some actually helpful inspectors where you are, sounds like they've helped you save a good amount of $ and saved you from having an electrican do something wrong and having to redo it all correctly, plus repair any damage. Truck really looks to be coming together great!
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/26 11:49:54 (permalink)
mmmm you made me think of Chicago Deep Dish..... 
 
Funny that I am in contact with several inspectors, and each one is so different.
 
This guy, who wanted to see the truck was great.
He understands that
 
 
A - this is not a building - So technically - code does not even "really" apply 100%.
Almost every reference in the code book starts with the word of phrase "building".
 
B - Being in a truck, we have all kinds of limitations.
- space, structure
 
C - A FIELD approval, is meant for non traditional situations.
 
One other inspector that I sent pictures to, basically told me to rip it all out.
Most of it was not acceptable.
And the way HE wants to see it, is not even do-able.
Because it would not be safe in a truck.
Plus, reading through the code, I'm don't even think he is right.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/27 15:27:45 (permalink)
Just in case you had not figured it out..... ima dumba$$.
 
When installing the electrical panel..... use yer noggin....
 
The instructions say it can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
 
I chose horizontal.   It was a perfect fit.
 
The instructions do NOT say that if you choose the horizontal layout, that you can then proceeds to run you wires around the top and bottom part of the panel.
 
While they DO fit nicely, they prevent you from being able to attach the top section of the cover simply due to the way it is constructed.
If I had looked first, I would have been able to see that it is designed so that the wires do not go around the TOP half.  ( or in my case - the left half )
 
This little tidbit would have saved many hours of disconnecting and re routing the wires in the panel!
 
But hey, maybe I just saved someone else a headache.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/28 01:05:00 (permalink)
Today I got the power inlet box finished.
This was the last major hurdle to the electrical.
 
I sometimes forget that I have never done this before and that I don't actually have a friggen clue what I'm doing.
 
I ordered the power inlet box online, only knowing that it met my specs.
It was 50 amp, it was weather tight ( the inspectors insisted )and most of all it was CSA approved.
 
It looked good to me.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.pbn50-50-amp-cs6375-outdoor-non-metallic-power-inlet-box.1001061751.html
 
But never having done this before, I had no clue how to install it.  Not like that was going to stop me.
 
All the other ones I have seen so far are designed differently.
They look like these.



 
Those look pretty straight forward.
Cut a hole, slide the unit in. Secure it.  Wire it.
 
Mine looked a little different.
The plug comes in from the bottom.

 
This is actually a great design.
Pretty hard for water to get in there.
 
It also comes apart like a puzzle box, in 3 sections.
 
This is the back section after I knocked out the plug.

 
 
On the inside of the truck was the 6-3 armored cable.
It had to somehow get outside to this box.
 
I used one of these connectors on the end of the cable.

The back end is threaded with a lock nut.
 
I discarded the lock nut, and threaded it into one of these, and tightened everything down.
Both ends are threaded., so this kind of worked as a 90 degree elbow.

I cut a hole in the wall, and fed all the wires through.
 

 
I then used one of these to come from the outside and thread directly into the conduit body.
This is a conduit connector from the plastic conduit section.
Not even really sure what it is called.
All I know is that divider/nut thing in the middle was a perfect match to the height of the stand off/mounts on the box.
Everything ended up a perfect tight fit.
 
 

 

 
Slid the backing plate over it and tightened the outer nut.
Put some screws through the mounting holes.
 

 
I even remembered to put some caulking around the hole just to be safe.
This gave a totally water tight system.
 
Forgot to take a pic, but the receptacle part, it slides into that groove.
So it was just a matter of bending the wires into place and snugging them down.
No where as easy as it sounds.
Actually a real fight, but I got er done.
 

 
And viola!!
 
Easy as pie!
 
Only 1.5 hours at Home Depot trying to figure out how the hell am I gonna do this???
Another couple of hours for the install.
Oh yeah, another half an hour fixing the tail light, after slicing through the wires with the grinder while trying to cut away some of the body metal so I could swing that big cable over without putting a sharp bend in it.
 
So yeah, no biggie!
 
Praying I put the wires in the right spots!!! 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/08/28 16:37:33 (permalink)
Startin to feel like I am the only one here again.
Maybe everyone else has finished their trucks, and are so busy counting the bazillions of $$ that they are making, that they just don't have time for this place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/10 09:14:51 (permalink)
Well.... I am still here anyway.
Been a hard couple of weeks.
 
Depressing to know that the summer is gone, and I am still not done.
 
Makes it really hard to go on some days.
Some days, ya just gotta walk away and clear the head. Sometimes it helps.
I am still determined to finish..... but fighting through the low points is really tough.
Have only taken short breaks. But still bustin my hump.
 
With the electrical all pre-approved, I was able to move on to the next big hurdle.
Insulation and walls went up on the serving side pretty easy.
 

 
The ceiling is not smooth, but I did not want to loose the skylights.
HD said it was OK, but I had to seal all to seams.
OMG... did that take a LONG time. But it's done now.
 
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/10 09:50:20 (permalink)
Next on the list was the cooking side.
 
Test fit...adjust....trim.
Test fit...adjust....trim.
Test fit...adjust....trim.
Test fit...adjust....trim.
 
Must have hauled that 4 x 8 sheet of cement board in and out of the truck 30 or 40 times.
I absolutely understand now why other have chosen to run the wiring outside the walls.
It would be SO much easier.
 
Had to add extra supports here and there.
In the end, I ripped out more than half of the stuff and re did it.  DUH!
 

All insulated with Roxul.
 
Then covered with 3/8 plywood, and painted with fire retardant paint.
Then skinned with 1/4 inch cement board.
 

 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/10 10:15:26 (permalink)
In my area they actually PREFER the electric be run on outside of walls. Not much chance of someone drilling into or putting a screw through it that way. Easy to do spot checks down the road and easier for the owner to alter the whole layout if needed. They fear people rearranging equipment and running extension cords.
 
As always your workmanship is top notch.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/10 10:26:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Rockit Rudy 2017/09/21 14:48:41
During all of this, I had still not decided on the fan.
 
The 1st delema was ... side mount, or roof mount.
I have both units.
 
I HATE so much about the big roof mount mushroom fan.
The size, the look, the extra wind drag, the hitting trees. etc.
But I know they work great.
Mine pulls some 3000 cfm.  Kinda overkill for 75 cubic feet.
Plus, I am not required by law to have one.     Heck, I am not even require to have ANY ventilation.
 
PLUS, I have the fiberglass roof.
Although I have made some re enforcements, I am still not sure if it can handle the weight.
 
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I had 2 side mount units.
The 10 inch one FIT everything very well. 
But the 12 inch one was way nicer.
Totally enclosed motor, sealed wires, magnetic shutters, 1100 cfm.

So of course I chose the most difficult one to work with.
I had to tear it all apart. Cut off the top mounting flange so I could get it as high as possible.
Weld the seam together. Re paint it. re assemble it.
Really take my time measuring and mounting so I don't f - it up.
 
Ended up mounting it flat against the inner wall, with the box sticking out.
I didn't want to do it this way, I wanted less sticking out.
But this fan is slightly bigger than the opening I will have in the hood.
So I needed as much room as possible.
 
Here is a shot from the outside.
 
 
Made up a little topper so that the rain runs off it.
 
It doesn't stick out any further than that mirror.
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/10 18:06:04 (permalink)
If you can use it, always go with the side vent. They work great and are so much easier to work with. I agree most of those monstrosities stuck on top look ridiculous. Plus the top mounts are not really designed to be used on a mobile vehicle. You can adapt them but their lifespan will be shortened. Even if you are not required to have any sort of vent, it will help to cool your kitchen, a/c is a waste of time and energy in most cases.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/22 20:58:08 (permalink)
So as I was skinning the walls with the white aluminum, it really got me thinking about the ceiling.
I really wanted to leave it alone.

 
I tried and tried and tried to clean it.
No matter what I did, it still looked grungy and dull.
It never seemed to come clean.
And adding the white walls just made it look worse.
 
So I skinned the ceiling too.

 
At least I kept the skylights.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/22 21:30:38 (permalink)
Next was the hood.
I forgot the weigh it. 
But It was heavy, and awkward.
 
Just hauling it in and out of the back of the truck a few times was a huge PITA!
Not bad when I have some help.
But I had to do it myself most of the time.
 
In and out of the truck was one thing, but hoisting it up to the ceiling.....
Well that was fun.
 
This is what I rigged up.
 

 
I should have taking pics of trying to get it up there.
What a dance!
 
It started with the hood on its side.
Then snug the wooden thing up to it.
Clamp it ( Jed ) in place.
Then hoist it all up on to the hydraulic lift, which is sitting on the 1 foot high platform.
Then wiggle it all into place.
Then pump up the hydraulic lift to raise it all up.
All the while wigggling it into the right spot.
 
Yeah, piece o cake!
 
And of course I had to do it 3 or 4 times.
Because I had to put the threaded inserts into the overhead support beams.
Which to my surprise worked out PERFECT!!
 

 

 
All in all it worked out well.
 

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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/28 01:34:25 (permalink)
I like it! What a journey this has been for you. I'm sorry, I have to say it... being from Frostbite Falls MN I feel qualified. Canaduh sux!
Hopefully you'll be selling sammies next spring. I have no such expectation for myself. I hope to pick up this neat old shuttle bus this week but I think it needs a camshaft. Once I have it towed home my only hope for the winter is to rebuild or replace the engine, gut the truck, and maybe do a bit of grinding and undercoating on the frame. It's a 1993 and spent most of its life as a shuttle at the Detroit airport so I do expect some red cancer. I honestly haven't even seen it yet other than photos but at $800 I can't lose. Core alone on the big block is over $500...
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/28 01:56:14 (permalink)
That thing is really wild looking!!  Good luck!
Looks like it already has air.
Huge amount of room!
I think those escape hatches in the roof also work as vents.
Body is probably fiberglass.
So as long as the underside was rustproofed, it might not be too bad.
Price is amazing!
 
That wouldn't be International Falls that your are from would it?
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