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  1. #1
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    Home made hot dog cart

    For the past couple of winters I built a one of a kind Chili / Hot dog cart.
    A few specs:
    4' x 6' Tractor supply trailer frame.
    12 volt electrical system.
    12 volt water system.
    110 electrical system w/ generator.
    3 full size steam pans.
    4 run hot water coil.
    4 sinks.
    20 gal. fresh water tank.
    30 gal. grey water tank.
    Storage top and bottom.

    http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/e...%20dog%20cart/

    Brian
    Last edited by gbmetcalf; 01-11-2010 at 04:33 PM.

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    OK, cool looks like alot of work.

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Neat project and it looks good too.
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    very cool project. nice job! I have an old popcorn machine cart that I had bought and I had been thinking of building a hot dog cart with wheels and an umbrella.Its in line with some of my other projects.One of these days..

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    cool but whats with all the adds on pb

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Quote Originally Posted by ed mac View Post
    cool but whats with all the adds on pb
    er, to make money?

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Man you have some hours in that build! Nice Work!
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Quote Originally Posted by kenklingerman View Post
    er, to make money?
    Yes Ken my first summer with the cart was ummmm lets just say profitable....

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    I've been wanting to build a funnel cake cart, I have a big funnel cake trailer, but for small festivals I would like a little cart.

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Fishburn123 I don't see where a funnel cake cart would be hard to fab up. like my cart the homework took longer than the build when I look back at it!

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    I looked at this early this morning sometime, and really enjoyed it. Couldn't put a comment out, had to move a feed trailer before the ground thawed into bottomless mud

    I never met a hot dog dude that wasn't a pretty friendly guy. Whether it was all PR, or just a personality trait, it has always been a pleasure.

    Always enjoyed the weenies too. Whether it's because they're steamed, semi uncooked, or you guys get better weenies from your suppliers, they always tasted good. Never did get Montezumas revenge either

    Any of y'all ever notice that the Oscar Meyer at the ballpark tastes so much better than the crap you get in the grocery store, same label. What's up with that??

    Build was cool

    The only question I got is about the plumbing.

    Is it legal to use flex pipe for the traps? Or does it matter? I assume you have to submit to inspection before setting up at a public venue.
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    I meant FLEX HOSE, sorry
    "Any day above ground is a good day"

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    I looked at this early this morning sometime, and really enjoyed it. Couldn't put a comment out, had to move a feed trailer before the ground thawed into bottomless mud

    I never met a hot dog dude that wasn't a pretty friendly guy. Whether it was all PR, or just a personality trait, it has always been a pleasure.

    Always enjoyed the weenies too. Whether it's because they're steamed, semi uncooked, or you guys get better weenies from your suppliers, they always tasted good. Never did get Montezumas revenge either

    Any of y'all ever notice that the Oscar Meyer at the ballpark tastes so much better than the crap you get in the grocery store, same label. What's up with that??

    Build was cool

    The only question I got is about the plumbing.

    Is it legal to use flex pipe for the traps? Or does it matter? I assume you have to submit to inspection before setting up at a public venue.
    I have flex hose on the fresh water fill and on the hand wash up sink. the only one that has to be NSF certified is the one for the water fill. Every state has different guidelines for food service ans even in NY state some countys have different rules from the state ones....

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Nice cart.
    I like your first photo: Good idea building it with the hot-dog cook already inside!
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Not to steal the thread, but here is one that I modified a few years ago. I put the plexi, burner, trim, heat shield and cutting board on it. I did a few other things to it, but I cant remember after all this time.
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    BrainFarth that is nice work...
    I couldnt find a cart out there that would fit my needs and that was affordable so I decided that if they can do it I know I should be able to build one as nice or better. I can't imagine what I could do with a space to do my fab work in..... This was built in a 12'x12' shed, I dream of having a garage where I could really do some projects! Been looking at those arch buildings I think that would be alot less prone to a fire than my 12'x12' wood shed.

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Hot! ..........

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    I'm hungry now.

    Gotta love a well dress dog.

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Ya, thats badass!

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    That's awesome! Congrats on getting her finished, Especially working in a 12x12 space!!!! Will this be for a new, self employment adventure, or making extra cash on the weekends? i too love hot dogs. Steamed is my fav. Have you tried Schneider's new all natural wieners? There's no crap in them, just pronounceable stuff. They're good, and a bit less guilty. I get buns from a little local bakery. I call them "crack" buns. They are addictive good. They are just a touch sweet. MMmmm!
    Let us know how the first cook goes!
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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    I thought this thread was a about Hot Dogs not SPAM

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    Re: Home made hot dog cart

    Yeah slangin sausage!!!!!!!!!!!!
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