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67 Replies and 43651 Views Ladder Safety    43651  67 Started by  Tom Toll
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I hope all remember how to set up their ladders to prevent ladder accidents. A safety scenario: Ladder safety while in transport. Our ladders are a necessary tool in order to complete claim assignments. How we carry our ladders is a vital safety concern also. I have seen adjusters put long ladders in the pick up bed with no red flags on the end and do not secure them from flying out of the bed while in transport. That scenario is an accident looking for a place to happen. Always red flag y...
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by  HuskerCatJump to last post
12/22/2011 8:04 PM
54 Replies and 45215 Views Roof Safety    45215  54 Started by  Raaptyr
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I just went from being an adjuster for a locale to being a CAT adjuster and discovered my CAT boss thinks I should be getting on roofs my old boss would not have expected me to get on.  Anyway, I'm trying to find a post on roof safety equipment (I already have cougar paws) that can be done by an adjuster by himself.  I can't find such a discussion but I'm sure it is in here somewhere or maybe a few people could give me some ideas  I've heard of kneeling boards but can't seem to f...
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by  FloridaBoyJump to last post
08/21/2011 10:44 AM
0 Replies and 185 Views Matterport alternatives??  185  0 Started by  ClaySheffield Looking at any and all viable options to use 360 tech to produce esx files Any help on this issue would be awesome.
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04/21/2020 10:55 PM
0 Replies and 1038 Views UAV’S (Drones)  1038  0 Started by  Toddvg I have been searching the WWW trying to figure out if I should upgrade my Drone and if it will be worth the money. Having a Remote Pilots License for several years and flying drones for even longer, I want to make sure the next DRONE I get is the right one for Adjusting work. I have owned several different type of drones but they were all for fun. I currently own DJI Spark, DJI Phantom 4, and a crashed DJI Inspire, and always used the DJI GO app & iPad Mini. Now with all the 3rd party apps ...
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02/13/2019 7:33 AM
2 Replies and 2897 Views Software  2897  2 Started by  R_Smith Which nationally recognized software would be good to validate cost of new construction for your typical 2-3 Bedroom 1200-2000 sf residential structure    Would it change if you were doing a commercial structure, such as an office building, convenience store or even a casino     
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by  RJortbergJump to last post
08/13/2018 6:44 PM
3 Replies and 3370 Views Which mobile printer is best?  3370  3 Started by  Brad Leese Can anyone suggest the best mobile printer to get. New adjuster here, just about to go through training at Pilot. Was looking at the HP Officejet 250 mobile, but wanted opinions first before taking that plunge. Thanks!
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by  maccatJump to last post
04/12/2018 12:21 PM
4 Replies and 10414 Views Toolbelt Review  10414  4 Started by  BobH I have been a fan of the customtoolbelt.com (cat-man-do) toolbelt for 9 years, and thought I would do a  brief review for those who haven't tried it. This is not an advertisement, I am not being paid. This is an unsolicited opinion to help those who are walking around holding a clipboard in their hands. That is the heart and soul of the customtoolbelt.com system, you don't have to hold anything.  That isn't a big deal for 'lightweight' claims - but if you have ever worked a bad fire...
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by  joefriday2Jump to last post
01/23/2018 11:19 PM
14 Replies and 8751 Views Helicopter GoPro?  8751  14 Started by  Tom Rongstad I perform multi-line dailies, therefore; minimal roof inspections have occurred in the past few years. Most of the time, an expert is engaged to do so. However, I have always thought about ways that roof inspections will no longer be needed, once the Eagle View type products entered the market a few years ago.  Now, in many years gone past, when I did chase the storms, some of the roofs were very challenging, and there were few options back then. I am talking about the years 1989 - 1995.&n...
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by  adjustingto6figuresJump to last post
11/05/2017 3:14 AM
21 Replies and 22010 Views Laptops  22010  21 Started by  mjpsmurphy I have decided to update and get a new laptop this spring.&160; Any ideas on brands, processors, etc.&160; I really want to stay some where in the $500.00 range.&160; I don't game, just do claims things, use xactimate, email, photos related to work, etc.&160;
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by  ColinJump to last post
10/28/2017 7:12 AM
5 Replies and 3815 Views Schedule It  3815  5 Started by  suzukini Has anyone used this company for scheduling claims  Pricing  Is it worth it
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by  brightonJump to last post
10/21/2016 7:36 PM
1 Replies and 3466 Views Cell Phone Booster?  3466  1 Started by  BurnesAdjusting I've been running claims in remote parts of Texas where Verizon's coverage is spotty.  I've considered getting a sim card for AT&T on a prepay plan or something like that, but it seems to be a PITA to do, not to mention having to use a different phone number and swap the sim cards out all the time. So I want to get a cell phone signal booster for my truck. Have any of you used them  Which brand/model is best and why
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by  BurnesAdjustingJump to last post
02/02/2016 5:37 PM
4 Replies and 5738 Views Cougar Paws vs Vans, Airwalks, and Chuck Taylors, etc.  5738  4 Started by  BurnesAdjusting I've seen a lot of adjusters that prefer skateboard style shoes (vans and airwalks) or basketball shoes like Chuck Taylors over Cougar Paws for steep slope roofs. It's not that I'm being cheap.  I would just like to explore all options.  Have any of you used any other type of shoe besides Cougar Paws and had success with it For example, I used to use a Nike tennis shoe designed for clay courts.  Loved it up to an 8 and a newer 9.  Then I'd use cougars for anything over tha...
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
01/28/2016 10:45 AM
19 Replies and 12042 Views What's the best way to protect your rope over the ridge  12042  19 Started by  nateking82 I just recently got all of the equipment needed for my rope and harness. I've been acquainting myself with it on my roof since its not too steep (7/12) and feel confident in my abilities using it. After a few uses I can tell that the shingles are wearing into my rope and the rope is digging into my ridge pretty well too. My question is, what's the best way to protect your rope over the ridge  I've done my due dilligents in trying to figure this out on my own. I've read several of the othe...
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by  CatsvstrainedJump to last post
02/28/2015 7:50 AM
14 Replies and 12746 Views 5th wheels worth it?  12746  14 Started by  tr414 I've been an adjuster for several years but always stayed in a dumpy motel.&160; A few months ago a family friend gave me an older 5th wheel, but it is still in great shape.&160; I already have a 3/4 ton diesel pickup to pull it so I don't have to spend any money to haul it.&160; I wanted to know what are you're thoughts on them&160; I&160;live in Texas and I just don't know if it would be worth it to haul it up to Minnesota or Florida with the added gas expense and rv park costs, but it w...
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by  SteveZJump to last post
11/01/2014 8:31 PM
3 Replies and 6723 Views CougarPaws vs. Felt Waders  6723  3 Started by  John Millstead Does anyone know if wading boots with felt bottoms work as good as Cougar Paws Thanks, John  
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by  pondmanJump to last post
10/13/2014 11:53 AM
4 Replies and 4895 Views Help Wanted - how to use all this technology  4895  4 Started by  catdaddy Hello all, I have read on these forums some adjusters mention using XactScope on their Ipad for sketching houses, Dragon Naturally Speaking software for labeling photos and narrating scope of repairs and perhaps even their loss reports, entering measurements to XactScope via Disto automatically and perhaps a few other 21st century tricks. I wonder if any of these techno geniuses would be willing to teach an old dog some new tricks. I've had XactScope on my Ipad for at least two years now but ...
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by  CatmandaleJump to last post
04/19/2014 11:25 AM
33 Replies and 22521 Views In 2012, what vehicle do adjusters use? I need to buy.  22521  33 Started by  Banyan Rider
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Cant' seem to find a dedicated thread about current adjuster vehicles. A few answers here and there but dated mostly from 2008 or earlier. What vehicle should an adjuster purchase to travel around, do claims work, function professionally, etc I've been driving a Dodge Ram but it's not in condition anymore for Cat adjuster driving mileage. I've been looking at Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, but over the past 10-years I've seen more and more adjusters using Honda Civic-type 4-cylinder cars, or ...
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
03/28/2014 4:33 AM
2 Replies and 5206 Views Google Glass  5206  2 Started by  AcceleratedAdjuster Has anyone yet begun to utilize Google Glass for their inspections I have applied for and am still awaiting a pair in the 'explorer' program that they have in place prior to public release, and am just wondering how the rest of you see the potential of this amazing tool. Realtime video, photos at a word, text to speech capability... If they manage to stay on their game over at Xactware, and ensure that they keep up with Android compatible systems, it could be crazy. Imagine taking a photo and h...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
11/29/2013 10:48 PM
5 Replies and 7504 Views New Hail Tracker App for Android  7504  5 Started by  drboyd41 He is a new app I found that is helpful in tracking hail, tornado, and wind location off the NOAA website.  It also has a screen for current NOAA weather warnings and alerts.  Could be helpful and its free.
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
08/22/2013 9:54 AM
12 Replies and 10823 Views Video Depositions - Who owns the rights  10823  12 Started by  ChuckDeaton My question seems simple, 'Who owns the rights to the content of a video taped deposition' The situation is this, an adjuster, either as a fact witness or an expert witness, is called to give a deposition. As in the past the there is a court reporter present and the court reporter 'records' the words in verbal and written form and produces a written transcript. At the same time there is a videographer present with unexplained video equipment. The adjuster is asked to sit in front of a backgr...
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by  hongkongcourtreportingsJump to last post
08/06/2013 1:35 AM
64 Replies and 34225 Views Camera Purchase???  34225  64 Started by  moco
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I am looking for opinions on the purchase of a new camera. Since beginning i have always used a digital point and shoot type camera ($130.00 panasonic), however i have never been satisfied with its inability to take good overall shots of rooms and roofs. I am not really up to par on cameras, but i have been researching the purchase of a new one and from what i have observed so far i am leaning towards a digital slr camera. The features i am specifically wanting or as follows. (1)&160;I do not ...
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
08/01/2013 6:22 PM
45 Replies and 16758 Views Useless Equipment  16758  45 Started by  Medulus
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Not to cut short the thrilling discussion of roof chalk on another thread, but I am curious about what equipment some of you have bought over the years that has not turned out to be useful, whether the reason is because there was no occasion to use it or it just plain didn't work.&160; I'll start it off with two items. 1.&160; An electrical tester.&160; This item was inexpensive and worked very well.&160; However, over the course of a decade I think I used it three times.&160; Most of the ...
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
04/19/2013 11:58 AM
5 Replies and 6467 Views Cameras with wide angle lenses  6467  5 Started by  mxr618 I do a fair amount of interior work and use a Fuji Finepix that is allegedly water / shock / and dust proof. Problem: I'm tired of my interior shots not telling the story of the damage in overviews. The upshot is this is a great camera for exterior work. Blows for interior work. Does anybody have a recommendation for a point-and-shoot with a built in wide angle lens Or do you use an SLR with a wide angle lens attached That's pretty pricey for me (I'd go used) but these shots suck. Any...
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by  AllenJ7572Jump to last post
03/08/2013 9:21 AM
4 Replies and 4037 Views New to Adjusting with a CAR question???  4037  4 Started by  John Velella Hey guys and gals, I am just starting to do catastrophe adjustments for E.A. Renfroe and I am going to trade my car in for something fuel efficient but large enough to carry a ladder. I was told from a friend I am not allowed to use a telescoping ladder like the Xtend so I need something large enough to carry a ladder. So far I was thinking about the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid that gets 32mpg.  I was wonderingIf anyone had any good suggestions, or are there any restrictions on what cars I am a...
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by  pondmanJump to last post
02/28/2013 8:27 AM
6 Replies and 4013 Views Need to shadow  4013  6 Started by  rachelsigler I live in the DFW are and just passed my state test and wanted to follow/shadow a field adjuster to learn. I can pay, not a whole lot since I'm currently unemployed. I am about to take an Xactimate class so I don't want help with that, just to follow you, see what you do in a day, how you look at things etc.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
02/19/2013 9:27 PM
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