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mags88

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#270607 18-May-2020 14:04
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Hey all,

 

Any suggestions on which type of heating would be most efficient in a food truck? It would have open hatches allowing cold air in. I am going towards infrared radiant heaters for the ceiling. But curious if anyone had another solution they'd recommend for such an environment.

 

 

 

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  #2485651 18-May-2020 14:48
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I would have though a food truck was naturally pretty warm with cooking appliances running full time.

 

 





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  #2485660 18-May-2020 15:07
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Did you have a fuel in mind? Diesel? LPG? Electric?

 

My gut feeling is that the fairly low ceiling in typical food trucks / trailers would that you would need to be very careful about safe clearances (likely would be too close to the heads of the workers).

 

Also If your cooking process involves frying in oil, and you were considering ceiling mounted LPG radiant heaters. I would be quite convened about the fire risk of having an open flame near the ceiling where grease deposits may end up.

 

 

 

Personally I would look at having one or two of this kind of thing ducted to discharge at low level: https://www.rvsupercentre.co.nz/propex-hs2800-lpg-air-heater-2.8kw

 

That said, I think you will find most food trucks in NZ won't have heating.


 
 
 
 


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  #2485740 18-May-2020 16:39
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How much space do you have, and budget. As it is well vented, could one of those older  gas bottle LPG heaters  work, that people used to use a lot in houses. They aren't good in houses due to all the moisture they generate, but in a well ventilated place, may it be a possibility? It would probably be one of the cheaper options.


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