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About Silverthorne

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    TGS Newbie
  • Birthday 12/29/1955

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  • Company Name
    Silverthorne Power Washing
  • First & Last Name
    Karen Silverthorne
  • City & State
    Forest Grove, OR
  • Occupation
  1. Landa rig for sale

    See craigslist ad Landa commercial Power/pressure washer
  2. Romans 8:28. Strength to you. Bless your ministry.
  3. Pressure Washer question

    Simply put (from someone who has researched but never washed a hood to date) if you don't know how to properly clean a kitchen hood/exhaust system then you are not ready to pick out equipment. Some of the pros don't even use a pressure washer these days. You have to learn then decide which style you'll be using to clean. I have a large trailer mounted hot water machine and I wouldn't take it on the job to clean a hood. It's really a specialty in itself. There's a company in Oregon I saw on craigs list that will pay you 10 bucks an hour to clean hoods all night. No experience needed as you'll be working with an experienced crew to teach you. Just a thought.
  4. What would this most likely be related to? Just picked this small cold water machine up used. 5.5 hp with small CAT pump. Going to use to spray chems to save the "good machine".
  5. You can't get hurt too bad for $400. It was most likely used hard by painters but it they changed the oil etc it should run for you for $400 bucks worth. As for the cold water portable units (which I just use for application of chemicals) you can always find some homeowner that has spent $2200 and used it a few times and lost interest then sells it for 4-700 bucks. If the pump is good you did ok. Change all oils before using the first time.
  6. Window cleanings insurance concerns

    The folks that insure me demand lump payment of 1100/yr period. That can be tough for us little guys.
  7. New twist in marketing or been there, done that?

    Ya, nothing new under the sun applies to marketing too...
  8. New twist in marketing or been there, done that?

    I like the thought of a limit on the time of sale preceeding payment. Also, and I should have thought of this before, the owner/seller would be easier to get payment from and I like the idea of drawing up a contract. Researching the time of homes on the market is a good suggestion. I would like to give it a go with some of the forums' advice and see where it takes me. Thanks much, Bill
  9. So, the economy is not all that. How am I going to market? Then it came to me. What if I were to market real estate agents like this... It's a tough time to sell a home so what is the cheapest way to make your homes more attractive then the rest of the homes out there? Nobody wants to spend money on a place with black and green flatwork etc. But it gets better. I'll clean your home for sale and won't accept payment until you receive your commission. I know there will be non payments involved and some homes simply won't sell. If 5% of jobs don't pay I would still be happy. But is it a good strategy? I am not sensitive so gimme your opinion and thanks in advance. BTW, I hate marketing but love to clean!! Bill
  10. If you know equipment I don’t really need to go on and on about this set up. Just go to my website silverthornepowerwashing.com and click on equipment to see pics. Not explained for consumers on the website are the 50 gallon (full) Landa diesel tank up front that is a tool box on top, the custom installed twin 30 gallon gas tanks (full) in the machine itself, 525 gallon fresh water supply tank, twin Hannay electric reels mounted on custom fabricated frame with 200 feet of high pressure hose (and plenty of new extra replacement hose), 150 ft of commercial water supply hose (300 psi), lots of wands with different configurations (I always paid extra for stainless and swivels for ease of use), Landa water jet (very low hours), the generator is a Yamaha 4000w that’s just like brand new, barriers and cones, lots of spare tips and stainless fittings, measuring wheel, lots of misc I can’t think of right now. I am going to Thailand for mission work in about a year and need to sell, sell, sell. If you want the truck throw in another 5 grand it yours. 127k on it. I'm going to put this on multiple forums so best to contact me by phone or email beginword@yahoo.com. Thanks, Bill 503 307-5840 Salem, OR
  11. Thanx, that's a lot of good info. I see you're in PHX and I happen to be in your fine (warm) city this week. Doing some M/C riding. Man, the roads down here are nice! There is no other job near this truck so I'll be doing it for experience mostly but wanna make sure I cover my chem/fuel expenses and a get a fair labor price for the job. I want them to feel they are getting a decent price for a job well done.
  12. Just one day tractor and two tanks every other week. It's at the Oregon coast and gets dirty. I must drive 30 miles round trip. Need tip on chems available in Oregon to wash without pressure (I hope). Would like to spray on and rinse and go. He wants an estimate and I need help with pricing. I think this is my first post.
  13. Roof cleaning equipment

    I didn't think the set-up would impress anyone here. Seems to be older than what you guys are using nowadays and pretty bulky. I will pass on it.