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5 Replies and 8114 Views New Hail Tracker App for Android  8114  5 Started by  Daniel 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 11513 Views Video Depositions - Who owns the rights  11513  12 Started by  Deleted User 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 36754 Views Camera Purchase???  36754  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 17399 Views Useless Equipment  17399  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 6817 Views Cameras with wide angle lenses  6817  5 Started by  Tom Allen 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  AOJJump to last post
03/08/2013 9:21 AM
4 Replies and 4270 Views New to Adjusting with a CAR question???  4270  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 4408 Views Need to shadow  4408  6 Started by  redhead 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
21 Replies and 6491 Views Ceramic Tile Stairs Continuous  6491  21 Started by  Deleted User
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If I have agreed to pay for the ceramic tile stairs that extended up the hallway and into a room, do I pay for the hallway and room since the ceramic tile is continuous and a discontinue product
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by  dpadjusterJump to last post
01/20/2013 1:45 AM
4 Replies and 4025 Views RV Parks in NY/NJ  4025  4 Started by  rbryanhines Want to get input regarding RV parks around NY and NJ areas. I have a fifth wheel and trying to decide if I should use my trailer or just get a hotel.  Thanks for your input
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by  SteveZJump to last post
12/11/2012 11:43 AM
1 Replies and 3510 Views flood template  3510  1 Started by  Deleted User Hey everyone, i was wondering if anyone had a blank template with a organized order in witch they fill out as they access the flood claims. Like one i could have on my clipboard and fill out as i did each claim and have all my info organized and not have missed anything. I would be very appreciative.
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by  Tom AllenJump to last post
11/06/2012 8:01 PM
0 Replies and 8297 Views Getting A Rope Over A Roof Structure  8297  0 Started by  Catsvstrained I know that necessity is the mother of invention and many experienced adjusters have their own system for getting a rope over a roof structure to either clip into a work positioning harness or simply use as a hand line. Here are a couple of videos that demonstrate a couple of very effective tools and techniques: 1) Weighted Tennis Ball w/ Bungee Lanyard (AKA 'Comet Ball')Attached to 110 lf Arborist Cord (AKA 'Target Line'): Demo of placement over a 46' high ridgecap -   http://www.yo...
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10/27/2012 8:44 AM
2 Replies and 3075 Views Input on Blue tooth laser measurers  3075  2 Started by  duckslayer21 I know that is a post about laser mearsure but there was not much on who has used the blue tooth and like it.    I have an Ipad and going to upgrade my computer shortly to one with blue tooth.  If I get convinced that using a laser measuer that will scketch the rooms for me I will buy it now and use the Ipad.  Thanks for the info.   Tommy Berthelot
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by  missingJump to last post
10/23/2012 8:00 PM
10 Replies and 10968 Views Parrot AR Drone  10968  10 Started by  AcceleratedAdjuster So, I saw an article about a drone that follows people while jogging, wondered who made it, and if it could be used as a tool for our trade. Here is what I found: http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa Indeed it can, as it can be controlled from a smart phone (iPhone or Android), and has multiple cameras. I got in touch with tech support with the following questions: (answers in bold) * Can the Parrot take video and still photos using the Android platform (I did see that Apple doe...
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
10/09/2012 2:48 AM
8 Replies and 6178 Views Any suggestions on a Ladder rack for 5th wheel  6178  8 Started by  duckslayer21 I need to carry a 32ft ladder with my 5th wheel and looking for suggestion.  Inside is out and under I think the length is going to be a problem.   I have a 34ft trailer I want to have a ridgid ladder for getting on and off high and steep roofs with a harness.  If there a ladder that is colapsable and ridgid please let me know.   I am thinking the best option is a ladder rack on the roof of my 5th wheel.  It has nothing on the roof to strap it to with just...
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09/28/2012 10:53 AM
0 Replies and 3586 Views Great ladder for a car  3586  0 Started by  Lee Walters I have been using a Telesteps 1800, it finally wore out after 4 years of constant use. It has allowed me to drive a car that gets 45mpg instead of a 15mpg pickup. Gas savings has literally paid for the cost of a new car. I replaced the Telesteps with an Xtend and Climb 765P. Costs $269 at any Sherwin-Williams plus get a $10 internet coupon. ONE REALLY BIG THING extra that I bought...a cheap seat cover from wal-mart. If you look how I placed it, it now protects the metal from roof grit, which I b...
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08/22/2012 7:27 PM
0 Replies and 3494 Views Portable Lap Desk  3494  0 Started by  S Black Last year I found a great little tool that I use all the time in the car, plane, etc.  It is the Caazorri lap desk http://caazorii.com/ The great thing about these is that they come apart and fit right into your suit case.  Take it on the plane to work and forget about trying to use that seat tray or you lap.  I do a lot of work in the car and it is nice to not have a hot laptop on my lap or having to twist one way to work. Check them out.  They are less than $50 and well w...
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08/14/2012 2:41 PM
6 Replies and 4828 Views Where to find a Stapleton Ladder  4828  6 Started by  Pat Does anyone know where I can find a new or used Stapleton 12 or 13 foot ladder for purchase I can't seem to find one anywhere.  Thanks Pat
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by  AOJJump to last post
08/12/2012 9:15 AM
2 Replies and 3741 Views Hail Damage on Atlas Pinnacle  3741  2 Started by  Randall Crow Several of the  roofs I have inspected both in Texas and North Carolina in the last 60 days in heavy hail damaged areas are showing damage appearing to be heat damage.  They look very similar to the hail damage I used to see on the old organic comp. shingles. I would like to hear any of your observations on this particular shingle.  You can tell Atlas Pinnacles by the very sharp line that they use as a 'shadow'  line. 
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by  Texas49erJump to last post
08/11/2012 12:44 PM
9 Replies and 16569 Views Xactimate on Macintosh  16569  9 Started by  Donnie Stiko &160;Has anyone had success with running Xactimate on Paralell or any other Windows simulating platform. I am so sick of the instability and viruses from Bill Gates and his minions.
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by  Ken CrewsJump to last post
06/24/2012 7:16 AM
8 Replies and 4450 Views All in one printer/scanner/fax machines. Specifically the fax function, does it get used?  4450  8 Started by  Chad I asked in another topic about buying a new laptop but in researching laptops I have noticed that most do not come with a modem built in. So in equipping a mobile office with a laptop and all in one printer how does the fax function work I spose you could plug in the phone line in the hotel but what about in the truck Do you just scan in any would be fax sheets and fax via an online service Is faxing even an issue Anyone ever even use it in the field Should I just get a all in one minu...
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06/16/2012 6:45 PM
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