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sparkey

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After sitting for 8 years I have to think the watersoftener would need rebeded, the spotfree membranes would be junk, pumps pitted from sitting with water in them for 8 years, backflow preventer moving parts froze up, piston solenoids all froze up, diaphram solenoid valves with hard rubber in them which will crack after running a very short time. What kind of shut down was done on the pumps? Was they drained and antifreeze/corrosion inhibitor put in the pumps, all the lines drained, etc?
 

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It doesn't look too bad to me. I'd like to see some pics of the whole site. There is some potential in what you describe. A nice little self-serve could be fun to own. The trick is to buy it for the right price...
 

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All i am gonna say for 200k only wash in town with 8,000 population and 400 new homes. I would pay that on location all day where do I sign up for this. I would instail a washworld in there so fast make your head spin. Instail a used SS pumpstand and new low pressure systems you golden if you know how to run a wash correctly
 

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Also, 8 years ago was towards the end of the big recession, which could have had a factor the income at that time, and the owner giving up on it. I would give it a shot, especially if he will carry financing, and you have a plan for the unused land. I think a key would be that you are handy enough to learn the maintenance quickly, as if you have to hire a professional every time something breaks, that will cut into your profit.
 
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