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66 Replies and 50180 Views Laser Distaance Measuring Devices  50180  66 Started by  hunter0544
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I am interested in buying an adjuster-tested laser measuring device that works well indoor and outdoors.&160; Although I 've been a roofer/remodeler for two decades, I never really had to use a pointing device to take my measurements as there is always somebody else present to handle the other end of the tape. My search has narrowed it down to three instruments; of which I need to choose one!&160; a) the Stabila 200 at http://www.toolup.com/stabila/06200.html&160; &160;b) and c) Leica Disto ...
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
05/30/2012 11:09 AM
33 Replies and 12368 Views What do you all think of flood Adj.  12368  33 Started by  Jackobie
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Just wnet through the NFIP - FEMA class and just wanted to know if it was worth it , did the auto course and you don't need the flood for that so here I 'am like some info on the subject Thanks
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by  WILLISJump to last post
05/12/2012 11:46 AM
1 Replies and 2254 Views Warm Winter  2254  1 Started by  ntzjazz While inspecting a crop claim late yesterday, got covered with ticks and I am working in Montana. Once noticed, must have picked a dozen ticks off my clothes while in the hay field and 6 more driving down the road. Found 4 more on me back at the motel, get some bug spray before you go out. It was a warm winter everywhere in the lower 48 and the bugs will be crawling!
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
04/13/2012 5:45 PM
2 Replies and 2745 Views best Program for scene Investigation  2745  2 Started by  Goldust I just completed a scene Investigation and Sketch is limited to what it can do .What do you casualty and Liability folks use for a great computer generated Program for this task
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by  GoldustJump to last post
03/28/2012 10:05 AM
2 Replies and 4242 Views TELESTEPS (SCRAP ALUMINUM, OR A NICE TOOL)  4242  2 Started by  Roy Estes Fortunately, for me these days I use building access to Roofs on most all of my claims, however I do like to run a few storm's a year to make that annual hit in the wallet. in 2011 I was on a small event and ran across a Roofer who had a telestep Ladder, All setup and nice. I shimmied up his ladder and liked it. I got back in and finished writing what I scoped for the day, and went to Telespets website, and decided to order me a 300 lb 14' telesteps ladder. (I mean I aint fat or nothing, just a...
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
03/04/2012 9:30 PM
20 Replies and 13130 Views Macbook running XP sp2 and Xactimate 25  13130  20 Started by  kurtshmiddie
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I am a mac user and would like to know the level of success that has been achieved when running Xactimate 25 and XP.  The reason for the question is that I currently have run and tested XP with Parellels, VMware, and Bootcamp.  They have all worked well and I have been able to run various apps.   I downloaded the Xactimate 25 trial demo and attempted to install it in each of these environments listed above.  In each case XP was crashed.  The end result being XP attempt...
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by  brendaclemensJump to last post
02/16/2012 7:28 PM
27 Replies and 24368 Views Anyone have a Comprehensive List of Tools?  24368  27 Started by  Paul_S
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I'd love to see an essential inventory list before I leave.
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by  GAMasterJump to last post
02/10/2012 11:19 AM
12 Replies and 4121 Views Good camerasThat work in hot and cold weather  4121  12 Started by  Goldust I was using a Nikon Cool pix camera this summer down on Dallas .On one memorable day when it was 104degrees I was taking photos of roof damage and the lcd screen went white. I hadn't had it for more than a month so I took it back to 'Best Buy Store'. I tried to return it and they had every story imaginable to not replace it. They said the high outside temperatures caused screen to go white. One other problem I was having was the lens would intermittently no shut off or return into camera. They s...
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by  GAMasterJump to last post
02/10/2012 10:50 AM
10 Replies and 6458 Views Window Repair or Replace?  6458  10 Started by  TNEstimator I am working on a fairly large hail claim. No question this is hail damage. The question is if this can be repaired or if the whole window requires replacement. Any assistance is appreciated. Using Xactimate 27.3.
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by  mgilesJump to last post
02/05/2012 10:48 AM
9 Replies and 8530 Views Vehicles  8530  9 Started by  MVTConsulting I am looking for suggestions for a good vehicle for Cat Duty. My partner and I would like to have something comfortable, yet somewhere near economical.   I have looked at '4 door Trucks, SUV's, Crossover type and small RV's and the like.  I would like your opinions of what you use and why it works for you as a group. Thanks for all for their opinions on what works for you. MVT Consulting Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 
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by  11ScrewballJump to last post
01/11/2012 4:56 PM
5 Replies and 4247 Views How are the 5th Wheels toting Ladders?  4247  5 Started by  pulling37 We are thinking of taking our 5th wheel on claims but not quite sure how to get a 22' ladder safely there. Perhaps someone is doing it and we'd like to hear what hardware you have installed to carry a ladder because the 5th Wheel uses up the truck bed.&160; TIA.&160; George
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by  BartonRBennettJump to last post
12/25/2011 7:28 AM
33 Replies and 32218 Views TELESCOPIC LADDERS  32218  33 Started by  JRM8833
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I just wanted to get some input&160; &160;from experienced users of the telescopic ladders
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
09/11/2011 10:46 PM
13 Replies and 7518 Views chart of account for adjusters  7518  13 Started by  youradjuster Does anyone have a good "chart of accounts" they are using to tract Cat adjuster expenses  If so could you or would you please save a blank copy and email it to me.  It would really help me set up and track my expenses.  Thank you, Youradjuster  
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by  youradjusterJump to last post
08/29/2011 8:59 AM
0 Replies and 4075 Views Attention All Flood adjusters  4075  0 Started by  tonyd46 Please go to the getting started page and down load the adjusters manual that the NFIP GA'S Have provided. Thanks and be careful out there Tony Deangelo NFIP GA.
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08/25/2011 2:45 PM
41 Replies and 28485 Views Is buying an RV worth it???  28485  41 Started by  campbellduke
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I am thinking about buying an RV.  I have been adjusting for 8 years now and have stayed in quite a few dumpy hotels.  Do you guys think it is worth it  Do RV parks have wireless internet (I have never even been in an RV so I dont know anything about them) I could not keep it at home when i am not on the road because my hoa wont allow it.  How much does it cost to store them somewhere  Do RV parks have vacancys after a hurricane   Are there a lot of h...
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by  sbJump to last post
08/22/2011 12:30 PM
2 Replies and 4463 Views Xactimate Estimates Written  4463  2 Started by  Louis Rossignol Any CAT adjusters getting ready to head down to TX for Don. If you need someone to write in Xactimate for you I can handle all you can throw at me. Email me for rates, and payment methods. dclouiscox.net
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by  LelandJump to last post
07/29/2011 8:06 PM
23 Replies and 13653 Views Car Desks - What is the best solution on the market?  13653  23 Started by  quoin4
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What is the best car desk rig on the market&160;
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by  racerxJump to last post
06/15/2011 5:20 PM
0 Replies and 3749 Views History of adjuster-contractor price guide,s  3749  0 Started by  Ray Hall I saw my first over 50 years ago ago when I was in staff property adjusting school. It was designed by adjusters and contractors to have a fair starting base to restore damaged property. Lots of changes, but not really and new reasons to change a system to estimate losses..... agree on a fair price and then do it line by line, room by room etc.&160; Estimating programs keep both contractors and adjusters 'between the ditches' and this is why it takes several years and lots of practice to get t...
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06/10/2011 6:53 PM
2 Replies and 5305 Views Cat Man Do adjuster belt  5305  2 Started by  kmyers I have a like new adjuster belt with all the pockets a acculine and a shingle guage. Used maybe 5 times. Have all accesories like new. Will sell for 45$obo plus shipping!!!&160;&160; Posting here because I dont know of any other place where people could use it.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
06/02/2011 7:27 PM
6 Replies and 5806 Views caliper  5806  6 Started by  RandyC I just bought a nice digital caliper for this winter storm.&160; It cost about $75 at home depot.&160; Now I can document the thickness of rubber roof membrane, metal roofing, and siding.&160; It has a hold feature on it so if the photo in situ doesn't show up.&160; I can press hold and move it with the display fixed to where a good close-up photo captures&160; the info.
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05/21/2011 9:18 PM
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