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2018/02/14 23:09:51 (permalink)

SOS Exhaust hood

Please bare with me as I am learning how this forum works. I found a used exhaust hood for sale.It is a 4x4  16 inch deep but here is my question: how do u guys choose ? My understanding is the exhaust has to cover the area where u r cooking right ? My set up will be 36" charbroil , 36 " griddle , 15#deep fryer  , small panini press . My trailer is 5x12 basically what size exhaust hood would u recommend ? Thank u thank u ! 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 01:19:50 (permalink)
what are you planning to sell? And where? That is an awful lot of cooking surface.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 02:42:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kofemi 2018/02/15 09:39:12
You have eight feet without the press. Need to have six inch overhang, so that's nine foot hood.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 03:33:22 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby kofemi 2018/02/15 09:29:07
chefbuba
You have eight feet without the press. Need to have six inch overhang, so that's nine foot hood.

Hey buba,
This is true for us here in WA, but there several states that have a -0- inch overhang. He should check with your local Fire Marshal first.
 
Also kofemi, if the unit is used I would contact your local sheet metal fabricator. They may be able to Build the type of hood you are looking for or modify a pre-existing unit. We picked up 10 commercial style hoods from a fabricator that was closing out old inventory for dirt cheap.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 03:54:03 (permalink)
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You have eight feet without the press. Need to have six inch overhang, so that's nine foot hood.

In my area I would need a 10' hood. HD here and fire dept do not like hot equipment touching. At least an inch between pieces. Trailer is a 5x12. you have it pretty well done all down one side with not much room for anything else. Not an ideal layout IMO
 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 09:27:48 (permalink)
Thank u will def check with them.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 09:34:13 (permalink)
Ok how do u reply to each pers ? 
@hpx thx for your opinion . Still working on my menu but I can easily get rid of the griddle and add a two stove burners how would u have layout ?
 
 
Thank u all for your input...
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 09:40:28 (permalink)
I live in Maryland ( Montgomery county )
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 15:25:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kofemi 2018/02/16 00:09:12
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Ok how do u reply to each pers ? 
@hpx thx for your opinion . Still working on my menu but I can easily get rid of the griddle and add a two stove burners how would u have layout ?
 
 
Thank u all for your input...

That would cut down two feet, layout would be dictated by your menu. If you don't know what you will be serving, you can't place equipment. Ill placed equipment will slow you down.
You will also need a divider between the fryer and or broiler and stove, no open flame next to fryer.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 17:19:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kofemi 2018/02/16 00:09:08
A lousy layout will frustrate you and drive you out of the business faster than anything. A heavy debt from the get go is second most common failure for quitting. Honestly, you cannot plan anything until you have a menu worked out. Dont fall into that mindset of being all things to all people all of the time. Choose a simple menu that people will like and you will be able to execute quickly and consistently. Overwhelm them with flavor and quality, not 500 items to choose from. 5x12 is not overly roomy, every inch will need to be utilized. 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/15 20:48:02 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kofemi 2018/02/16 00:09:03
I'd also recommend you take a close look at what you need for griddle and grill capacity, 36 inch is very large for both.  If you want to be flexible put in a low table the full length of your exhaust area and use countertop appliances. By doing this you can easily change your cooking capabilities.  
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/16 00:10:03 (permalink)
Got u guys ! I will be serving shawarma chicken/beef ( similar to gyro but it is served in pita bread ) and fried plantains / fries.
So my layout will be :
 
36" charbroil , 15#fryer , two burners , panini press * need the bread to be crispy ,  debating between a 2/20# or 2/40# tanks . 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 02:25:18 (permalink)
If there is no regulatory restriction to the 5 foot width, I would look for a slightly bigger trailer. In the alternative, see what you can fit on a 5 foot wall. We have a very similar menu and I think you're putting in a little bit too much capacity for such a small unit. I would suggest that you figure out how long it takes you to serve one customer and how much grill space you need for that. Then, figure out how many people you can reasonably serve and see how your capacity works out. For example, a 36' charbroiler can probably fit 15 portions, your panini press will take about 30 seconds for a piece of bread, two a minute. Then, how much meat do you have coming off the grill. If you have four portions of meat coming off the grill and you can only serve two because of the bread, you would have double the grill capacity than what you need. Also, what can you physically process in terms of serving a customer, collecting the payment, upselling a drink or some chips. It doesn't matter how much food you can cook up if you cannot turn over the customers.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 10:05:41 (permalink)
Thx for your input, going to the HD next week so will see how it goes. 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 11:22:35 (permalink)
Do you have your trailer already?
We have a 4' hood and can only have to pieces of equipment under it. One 40lb fryer and one two burner range. I would love for the empanada thing to catch on and not to have to prepare many other foods.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 11:41:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kofemi 2018/02/18 12:58:28
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Do you have your trailer already?
We have a 4' hood and can only have to pieces of equipment under it. One 40lb fryer and one two burner range. I would love for the empanada thing to catch on and not to have to prepare many other foods.

There are two Empanada sellers in my area and they both do killer business. Their entire set ups are simplicity itself. Small easily and quickly repeatable menu and lots of prep are the key. Actually I am surprised more havent popped up. 
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 11:53:26 (permalink)
That's what I love hearing.
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 12:57:55 (permalink)
Yes I do ! I am following u on Facebook as u requested :)  u r doing good , u'll get there God willing .
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Re: SOS Exhaust hood 2018/02/18 12:58:53 (permalink)
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Do you have your trailer already?
We have a 4' hood and can only have to pieces of equipment under it. One 40lb fryer and one two burner range. I would love for the empanada thing to catch on and not to have to prepare many other foods.

There are two Empanada sellers in my area and they both do killer business. Their entire set ups are simplicity itself. Small easily and quickly repeatable menu and lots of prep are the key. Actually I am surprised more havent popped up. 


Yep PREP IS THE KEY !!!
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