Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I want to build a food truck, concession trailer, hot dog cart, mobile kitchen. Can you help? classacustoms


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How to order is at of bottom page.


Class A Customs
1130 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN 46514
 
Call Us: (574) 206-0101

NSF INFORMATION

FRESH WATER / DRINKING WATER SAFE

BPA FREE – Class A Customs does not carry this chemical nor uses it in the manufacturing process

NSF CERTIFIED MATERIAL
NSF Logo Molded into tank
Tank & fittings made from NSF International NSF/ANSI Std 61 approved Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) Resin
UV-8 stabilization
Complies with U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 (c)3.1a


Forward the pages listed below to your local health department before purchasing to be sure these tanks will pass your local inspection, this is your responsibility to complete this prior to purchasing.




 Email for NSF Paperwork
Email for NSF Paperwork


Does your local H.D. require a minimum Fresh water tank size?
This varies by your local health department, we do not know this information, check on this before ordering.

What percent larger does Gray tank need to be than Fresh tank?
This varies by your local health department, we do not know this information, check on this before ordering.

e.g. a 40 Gallon Fresh tank that must have a 15% larger Gray water tank would be a 46 Gallon tank.

How to find out the size you need. Multiply (fresh tank size) x 1.15 (1 and 15%) = Tank needed
30 x 1.15 = 34.50
33 x 1.15 = 37.95

30 x 1.50 (50%) = 45
33 x 1.50 = 49.5

I have only so much room how many gallons can I get in that space?
Please go to Water/Wastewater Math Calculator you can put your dimension in and it will tell you the volume of gallons.


How are the water tanks measured?

30 Gallon Tank - 34 ½” x 12” x 17 ½”





​42 Gallon Water Tank Has Different Design





Where are the fittings located?
All tanks come with four fittings built into the tank. All fittings are located on one end of the tank, if you stand the tank with the tallest length facing up all fitting will be on this end.


Photo is same tank but color altered to see fittings clearly.





1 1/2" Balloon Fitting 
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The fitting will be closed off and can be used or left as is. 
To use the fitting simply trim out the inside piece, a razor knife works well.

1/2" Female NPT Standard Fitting

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Can the fittings be moved?
We only carry 1 1/2" Balloon Fittings and 1/2" fittings, these fittings can be placed in custom locations.
To have fittings moved you would need to fill out a design sheet such as the one listed below. There is an upgrade charge of $10 per fitting.


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Can I cut a hole in the tank and glue another fitting in?
The fittings are not glued into the tanks. After the tank is formed the fitting is placed in a tool that spins the fitting and causes both the tank and the fitting to heat, melting the plastic.
The fitting is permanently mounted into the tank, no glues or other materials are used. Cutting the water tank voids any warranty.

view of the fitting on the inside of the tank
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 view of the fitting on the outside of the tank

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Many people think that the fittings are glued in due to the residue left by putting the fittings in place, this is part of the material the tanks are made from and will flake off over time, this is not a glue.
Notice the cracks in the material, this is just a surface cracking and in no way effects the tank. 



These tanks look thin are you sure they are safe?

All tanks will vary on thickness but on average they are .219 or 7/32" thick. The tanks will need to be braced and sit on a flat surface.
Tanks should not have anything set on top of them.

All water tanks we carry must be vented allowing air to move in and out when filling and emptying the tank.
You should NOT fill the tank from a direct city line (garden hose), this is not a safe option and could explode the tank causing serious damage.

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Can I stack the water tanks on top of each other?
No, you cannot place additional weight on the tanks. You will need to build a weight bearing shelf between the water tanks.

Do I need to brace the water tank
Yes, you will want to brace the water tank and have the tank sit on a level surface.

Can I set the tank up on end?
Yes, the tank can sit on any end, except the fittings, you will need to brace the tank and run a food grade hose down inside to reach the bottom of the tank.

Can I mount the tank under the trailer on the outside?
Yes, we recommend having the tank sit on a level surface such as plywood or sheet metal then bracing it with bars or straps, it is helpful to fully enclose the tank to prevent damage from rocks and debris during travel.
Be sure you check clearance to avoid having the tank removed on a speed bump or curb.
Some states require your gray water tank to be placed outside of your trailer in the event of an overflow. This varies by your local health department, we do not know this information, check on this before ordering.



Examples: It is recommend putting the tanks on a level surface, such as plywood, to prevent damage to tank.


WARNING You can not drain waste water onto the ground, be sure to dispose of waste water properly.




It is recommend putting the tanks on a level surface, such as plywood, to prevent damage to tank.



Can I put the water tank under the trailer or on the roof?
We do not recommend placing a water tank on the roof unless you have reinforced the roof. Water weighs around 8.3 pounds per gallon so a 40 Gallon water tank would weight around 332 pounds.

Can I put the water tank outside in the sun?
Each water tank is made from Medium Density Polyethlene (MDPE) Resin with a UV-8 stabilization, this is listed as long-term stabilization. We recommend enclosing your tank to get the longest use.

UV Codes:
UV0 (no UV protection)
UV8 (‘long’ term protection)
UV16 (‘longer’ term protection)

UV24 (exceptional protection)


WATER TANK PLUMBING

Have a certified technician install all parts to prevent product damage and personal injury.

All water tanks we carry must be vented allowing air to move in and out when filling and emptying the tank. You should NOT fill the tank from a direct city line (garden hose), this is not a safe option and could explode the tank causing serious damage.

When I get the tank what should I do first?
Sanitize each tank prior to use to remove any debris from the manufacturing process
Tanks are made in a warehouse wipe with a damp cloth to remove surface dust or scuffs

How do you vent the tank?
You will need to leave one fitting free to allow air to go out of the tank when being filled with water and air to go into the tank when being emptied of water. The easiest method is to use an outside fill dish.

We do not sell additional fittings 
What fittings you need will vary by how you run your plumbing, please see examples below.
Consult a professional plumber if you are unaware of how to install tanks, fittings or water pump.


Do Not over-tighten fittings damage will occur













Do Not over-tighten fittings damage will occur

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National Pipe Threads (NPT)

Pipe sizes do refer to physical dimensions, but the plumbing industry standard for the sizes of pipe is not always as straight-forward as measuring the pipe. Measuring the pipe will oftentimes mislead you into choosing the wrong pipe, so do take care. The "pipe thread size" as shown in column 3 of the table below is measured and based on the inside of the pipe. But, to actually determine the size of a pipe, the outside diameter of each pipe or fitting must be measured and compared to the table for size identification. For example, a 3/4" NPT pipe thread has an outside diameter of 1.050 inches. Each thread size has a defined number of threads per inch (TPI). The 3/4" NPT pipe thread has 14 threads per inch. Both the TPI (threads per inch) and OD (outside diameter) of the thread are required for positive identification of thread size because several sizes have the same TPI.
pipe thread specifications
Male threads: Measure the outside diameter of the large portion of the thread at "A"; Find figure nearest this dimension in column 1 or 2 of chart. The dimension in column 3 will be your nominal pipe thread size.
Female Threads: Measure top diameter of thread at "B"; Find figure nearest this dimension in column 1 or 2 of chart. The dimension in column 3 will be your nominal pipe thread size.


Col 1
(Dimension A)
Col 2
(Dimension A)
Col 3
(Dimension B)
Col 4
(Dimension C)
Col 5 Col 6
OD
Fraction Inch
(quick reference only)
OD Actual
(inches)
Pipe Thread
Size
Normal engagement
for tight joint
Threads
per Inch
Circumference
(inches)
5/16 0.3125 1/16 0.2611 27 0.9817
13/32 0.405 1/8 0.2639 27 1.272
35/64 0.540 1/4 0.4018 18 1.696
43/64 0.675 3/8 0.4078 18 2.121
27/32 0.840 1/2 0.5337 14 2.639
1-3/64 1.050 3/4 0.5457 14 3.299
1-5/16 1.315 1 0.6828 11-1/2 4.131
1-21/32 1.660 1-1/4 0.7068 11-1/2 5.215
1-29/32 1.900 1-1/2 0.7235 11-1/2 5.969
2-3/8 2.375 2 0.7565 11-1/2 7.461
2-7/8 2.875 2-1/2 1.1375 8 9.032
3-1/2 3.5 3 1.2000 8 10.995
4 4.0 3-1/2 1.2500 8 12.566
4-1/2 4.5 4 1.3000 8 14.137
5-5/8 5.563 5 1.4063 8 17.476
6-5/8 6.625 6 1.5125 8 20.812
8-5/8 8.625 8 1.7125 8 27.095
10-3/4 10.75 10 1.9250 8 33.771
12-3/4 12.75 12 2.1250 8 40.054


Definition of pipe thread acronyms
NPT National Pipe Thread (tapered)
FPT Female Pipe Thread (interchangeable with NPT)
FIP Female Iron Pipe (interchangeable with NPT)
MPT Male Pipe Thread (interchangeable with NPT)
MIP Male Iron Pipe (interchangeable with NPT)
IPS Iron pipe size (interchangeable with NPT)
PTF SAE short taper pipe thread
NPTF National Pipe Thread Fuel (American National taper pipe thread for dryseal pressure-tight joints)
NPSM National Pipe Straight Mechanical (American National straight pipe thread for mechanical joints)
NPSI American National straight intermediate pipe thread
GHT Garden Hose thread
NST National Standard Thread (Fire Hose thread)
BSPT British Standard taper pipe thread (metric dimensions)






Is there a requirement to use Flexible Food Safe Hose or PVC?
This varies by your local health department, we do not know this information, check on this before ordering.
We sell Food Safe Flexible Hose 1.25 Diameter and PVC can be found at most hardware store.

Is there a requirement on the type of fittings you must use?
This varies by your local health department, we do not know this information, check on this before ordering.


Suggestions on tank sanitation

1. Prepare a chlorine solution using one gallon of water and a ¼ cup of household bleach (5% sodium hypochlorite solution) *DO NOT USE FRESH SCENT OR ANY SCENT ENHANCED BLEACH*.
Never mix bleach with ammonia or other cleaners.
Open windows and doors to get fresh air when you use bleach.
With tank empty, pour chlorine solution into tank. Use one gallon of solution for each 15 gallons of tank capacity.

2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water. 
3. Allow to stand for three (3) hours
4. Drain and flush with potable fresh water.
Any residual chlorine odor will dissipate naturally.


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Helpful Information


Online Search Keywords

concession trailer sketch plan
hot dog cart plan


this site has the layout of their trucks



Other Water Tank Suppliers






License and permits
Can I open a concession trailer or food truck in my local area, some areas limit the amount of vendors they will approve.
Business Licenses - Examples tax identification, LLC registration
Vehicle proof of ownership, proper identification, vehicle license and insurance
Proof of food manager identification card or food safety classes
Be sure you obtain all inspections and permits before trying to operate your business


What is the easiest way to order?
www.classAcustoms.com


Store Category Circled in Green Water Tank Flat Rate Shipping

Tank $ + No Shipping = Total


Economy Shipping / Free Shipping ships by FedEx Smartpost


Fedex Smartpost is delivered by USPS MAIL - Post Office
larger items that don’t fit in mailbox carrier may decide not to leave - check before purchasing
Transit time on above services  7 - 14 business days

Be sure your ship-to address is correct apt, lot #, suite, your actual address


Store Category Circled in Orange Water Tanks Calculated Shipping
You will pay actual shipping rates on service you select.

Tank $ + Shipping $ = Total







Gallon
15%
larger
Tank Measurements
+/- .25" on each measurement
Average Wall thickness .219 or 7/32” (+/-)
Four Built-in Fittings
NPT Female
100
115
80 ¾” x 25 ¾” x 10 ⅞”
One) 1 ¼” D x 2” L Spout
Three) ⅜”
46
52.9
42” x 14” x 18”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
42
48.
27 ½” x 15 ¼” x 22 ½”
Three) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
40
46
39 ½” x 13” x 18”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
33
37.95
36” x 12” x 17 ¾”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
30
34.5
34 ½” x 12” x 17 ½”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
25
28.75
33 ½” x 10” x 17”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
23
26.45
39 ½” x 8 ¾” x 14 ¾”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
21
24.15
34” x 9” x 16”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
20
23.00
32 ½” x 11 ¾” x 11 ¾”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
18
20.7
23” x 10 ½” x 17 ½”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
16
18.4
26” x 9” x 16”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
13
14.95
21” x 9” x 16”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
10
11.5
19” x 9” x 14”
Two) 1 ½” *
Two) ½”
7
8.05
23 ¾” x 7” x 9 ¾”
One) 1 ½” *
Three) ½”
5
5.75
17 ½” x 9 ½” x 7
One) 1 ½” *
Three) ½”

12 Volt Water Pump Information
Class A Customs Only Carries **12 volt ONLY 110/115/220 volt such as in a house or generator

will damage the unit**


WFCO Artis Water Pump Model # PDS1-130-1240E
NSF Approved Materials
These pumps are for fresh water not pond, lake or sea water.

**12 volt ONLY 110/115/220 volt such as in a house or generator will damage the unit**
4.0 Amp Draw @ 10 PSI
7.0 Amp Draw @ 30 PSI

Open Flow: 3.0 GPM
Shut Off: 40 PSI
Self-Priming
Dry Running - Pump able to run dry without damage
Corrosion Resistant Materials
Low Noise
Sealed Motor
Patented diaphragm
Four-chamber
Self-priming to 6 feet suction
Pump can be mounted horizontally or vertically (mount pump head down). Do NOT over-tighten screws.
Pump should be on a dedicated (individual) circuit protected by the specified fuse on indicated on the motor label.
Use 14-gauage standard wire up-to 20 feet or 12-gauge up to 50 feet from power source.
Use a 10-15 amp rated on/off switch on the positive red motor lead wire.
Motor: Permanent Magnet, totally sealed, enclosed ball bearing and thermal protection.
Water Lines should be 1/2" I.D. (13mm) Flexible hose (preferably braided or reinforced) for main lines
Includes WFCO Strainer




Made by Flojet Model#03526144 / R3526144*
These pumps are for fresh water not pond, lake or sea water.

**12 volt ONLY 110/115/220 volt such as in a house or generator will damage the unit**

4.4 Amp Draw @ 10 PSI
7.5 Amp Draw @ 50 PSI
2.9 Flow GPM
Max PSI 50 Pressure Switch
Built-in Bypass Less Pulsation
Self-priming up to 9 feet suction lift
Run Dry Pump able to run dry without damage
Soft Noise Absorbing Mounts
Snap–in Port Fittings - ½” Fittings included, see photos
CAN NOT be used with accumulator tank
Corrosion Resistant Materials
Meets ISO 8846 (Ignition protection)
Motor Permanent Magnet, Ball Bearing
Pump Three chamber diaphragm design
Totally Enclosed CE Models are fully suppressed.
Includes a Flojet Strainer Model # 01740300
Fittings Includes
2 (Two Total) Pump Port x ½” Male Qest Straight Part # 20381000
1 (One Total) Pump Port x ½” Hose Barb Straight Part # 20381002
1 (One Total) Pump Port x ½” Hose Barb 90deg Elbow Part # 20381009




Class A Customs

1130 County Road 6 West

Elkhart, IN 46514


Call Us: (574) 206-0101