Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Class A Customs Concession Trailer Water Tanks classAcustoms



Class A Customs

1130 County Road 6 West

Elkhart, IN 46514



Phone: (574) 206-0101



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Read entire information before giving us a call. 
How to order is at of bottom page.


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

FOOD VENDORS
You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made BEFORE PURCHASING.
Verify Requirements on Fresh Water Tank, Gray Water Tank, fittings, drainage, and mounting placement.

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.







Does your local H.D. require a minimum Fresh water tank size?
You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made BEFORE PURCHASING.





What percent or gallon size larger does Gray tank need to be than Fresh tank?
You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made BEFORE PURCHASING.

How to find out the size you need. Multiply (fresh tank size) x 1.15 (1 . 15%) = Tank needed
30 x 1.15 (15%) = 34.50
30 x 1.50 (50%) = 45


I have only so much room how many gallons can I get in that space?
Please look at the chart of tanks we carry to see what tank you are needing. 
We do not recommend sizes, You need to verify tank you are needing.


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, look at the photos for placement of fittings.
Photo is same tank but color altered to see fittings clearly.














Vent Patch - Do Not Cut
Each tank will come with at least one vent hole made during the manufacturing process, a permanently mounted patch is placed over this hole this is not a fitting and does not unscrew.







Can the fittings be moved?
Additional fittings and alteration of fittings is $10.00 per fitting.





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Can I cut a hole in the tank and glue another fitting in?
Fitting are permanently mounted into the tank, no glues or other materials are used.

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.

Cutting the water tank voids any warranty.


view of the fitting on the inside of the tank




view of the fitting on the outside of the tank


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.

Notice the cracks in the material, this is just a surface cracking and in no way effects the tank or fitting.



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.



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, 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. Some states do not allow your tank to be outside of the unit.

You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made.


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/gray water onto the ground, be sure to dispose of waste/gray 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 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.











Class A Customs Plumbing Items

BASIC PLUMBING KIT INCLUDES (This is for Fresh Water Use)
2 (Two) ½” Hose Barb to ½” Male Pipe Thread Adapter
4 (Four) ½” Hose Clamp
1 (One) 1 ¼” Hose Barb to 1 ½” Male Pipe Thread Adapter
2 (Two) 1 ½” Hose Clamps
1 (One) 1 ½” Male Pipe Thread PVC Male Adapter
1 (One) 5ft. Section of ½” ID Vent/Draw Hose
1 (One) 5ft. Section of 1 ¼” ID (1 ⅜” OD) Fill Hose

FOOD VENDORS
You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made BEFORE PURCHASING.
Verify Requirements on Fresh Water Tank, Gray Water Tank, fittings, drainage, and mounting placement.

Do Not over-tighten fittings damage will occur


Additional Loose Fittings can be purchased




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 5Col 6
OD
Fraction Inch
(quick reference only)
OD Actual
(inches)
Pipe Thread
Size
Normal engagement
for tight joint
Threads
per Inch
Circumference
(inches)
5/160.31251/160.2611270.9817
13/320.4051/80.2639271.272
35/640.5401/40.4018181.696
43/640.6753/80.4078182.121
27/320.8401/20.5337142.639
1-3/641.0503/40.5457143.299
1-5/161.31510.682811-1/24.131
1-21/321.6601-1/40.706811-1/25.215
1-29/321.9001-1/20.723511-1/25.969
2-3/82.37520.756511-1/27.461
2-7/82.8752-1/21.137589.032
3-1/23.531.2000810.995
44.03-1/21.2500812.566
4-1/24.541.3000814.137
5-5/85.56351.4063817.476
6-5/86.62561.5125820.812
8-5/88.62581.7125827.095
10-3/410.75101.9250833.771
12-3/412.75122.1250840.054



Definition of pipe thread acronyms
NPTNational Pipe Thread (tapered)
FPTFemale Pipe Thread (interchangeable with NPT)
FIPFemale Iron Pipe (interchangeable with NPT)
MPTMale Pipe Thread (interchangeable with NPT)
MIPMale Iron Pipe (interchangeable with NPT)
IPSIron pipe size (interchangeable with NPT)
PTFSAE short taper pipe thread
NPTFNational Pipe Thread Fuel (American National taper pipe thread for dryseal pressure-tight joints)
NPSMNational Pipe Straight Mechanical (American National straight pipe thread for mechanical joints)
NPSIAmerican National straight intermediate pipe thread
GHTGarden Hose thread
NSTNational Standard Thread (Fire Hose thread)
BSPTBritish Standard taper pipe thread (metric dimensions)






We have fill dishes available in white and black.


Is there a requirement on the type of fittings, hoses or pipes you must use?
You must verify requirements with health department where inspection will be made BEFORE PURCHASING.



Monitor Panels

Tanks with Installed Monitor Probes



Because you only need 4 probes to run the panel the installed 5 probes allow you to rotate the tank on any side and be able to use the tank. 

*You can not stand the tank on end and use the monitor panel.






Suggestions on tank sanitation
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

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

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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 Yellow Water Tanks Calculated Shipping
You will pay actual shipping rates on service you select.
Tank $ + Shipping $ = Total






Class A Customs
1130 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN 46514

Phone: (574) 206-0101