I got mine when I bought my cart new from American Dream hot dog carts for $750. Wish I would have looked into making my own. There’s really not $750. worth of sneeze guard there. But I do have to say that it is nice. Mine also has doors where you stand, which I will use in the winter to help hold heat in, but I think come spring the doors will be taken off.
Nice job, clean looking, professional……………BillyB
That is the same cart that we are currently using. We just “remodeled it. We added onto the original cart. We clean the plexi with white vinegar in a trigger spray bottle and a soft paper towel (we use Bounty “pick-a-size” as napkins and as our regular paper towel on our cart). The sneeze guard was originally designed to be removed for travel. We would wrap the long pieces in a lightweight quilted material. The short ends, we placed in the blue cold table sleeve. The original sneeze guard was incorporated into the current design.
Outside “customer” side… that’s the front of the sneeze guard under the purple horizontal piece next to the serving window. The bottom of purple horizontal board was held to the top of the original sneeze guard PVC channel.
From the inside over the steam table
From the inside next to the serving counter
Eventually we plan to replace the side screen at the steam table/serving counter with plexiglass.
Thx lorna and BB, and BB good question how do you clean it to heep it clear and scratch free.
Lorna, is that the old cart ???????? and how do you clean the plexiglass to prevent scratch marks ????????? Your buddy……….BillyB
We built ours from Plexiglass and it passed inspection in NC (Macon County) in March 2009. Pics of ours:
This is just plexiglass in a PVC lattice channel from Lowe’s. The top section is a piece of plexiglass that has an aluminum “L” channel attached to the cooking edge for stiffening and it attaches to the lower section with thumb screw threaded into brass inserts drilled into the PVC channel.
“U” channel that the PVC channel sets in. The Metal Channel is simply glued into place and the edges were caulked.
Acrylic is very expensive these days, it might be cheaper to check one of the hot dog cart manufacturers and purchase a prefabricated sneeze guard.
Can someone post close up pics of the required plastic box covering the steam pans in NC, or better yet a schematic. A fellow dog man needs to build one. THX
Unfortunately this would not pass in Wake County, NC. The inspector here requires that that it covers your entire prep area.
Actually, No sneeze guard was required in March 2009 when this passed inspection in Macon County (SW NC). The sneeze guard was our requirement, not the HD. As for the NSF. We spoke to our then local HD guy and he told us what he required on the cart.. It is easily cleaned and there are no seams/gaps that a credit card will slide into. This sneeze guard also passed inspection in Corpus Christi TX. TX inspections are much tougher than NC. Perhaps Wake County has their own rules. Wouldn’t be the first time Raleigh did it’s own thing.
I make custom sneeze guards for carts Da Dawg Haus 910-219-3749 Whitey Martin
It sounds to me like NC is trying to get rid of the open food carts. Perhaps you can slap the main unit on an enclosed trailer?
These commercially manufactured sneeze guards are expensive. They are around $1500 by themselves from Willy Dogs. I believe that All American Hot Dogs may sell them too. Not sure how much they cost there.
Unfortunately, NC is enforcing NSF on all carts now. They are basically giving any currently permitted cart 6 months from the date of the next inspection to conform to standard 59 or they will pull the permit for that cart. My health department is currently working with the state to find ways for existing carts to remain permitted. I got ahead of the game and purchased two new NSF carts this week. If the older carts can be upgraded I will have four carts!
Unfortunately this would not pass in Wake County, NC. The inspector here requires that that it covers your entire prep area. This looks to barely cover half of the steam table area. They are also requiring it to meet NSF standards, which I seriously doubt this does. I’m glad this works for your county, as I think that whole concept is ridiculous. First they require hinged lids for all covers, now this additional cover over the covers. At what point do we get to get out of the bubble to make the dogs?
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