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40 Replies and 39725 Views Roof Chalk  39725  40 Started by  Jim
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Just wondering what you olde....I mean more experienced guys use to mark your roofs. I use welders chalk, its hard and lasts a while, and its not as messy as colored sidewalk chalk. But is is hard to see on a grey 3 tab or white roof. I was walking the roofs on a local school district with some 'engineers', and they used a colored chalk but I couldnt get close enough to see what kind it was. I followed one guy who used electrical tape&160; in an arrow shape to point, but that is too much troubl...
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by  RodJump to last post
05/17/2011 3:09 AM
21 Replies and 12834 Views Dragon Naturally Speaking  12834  21 Started by  Deleted User
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If you use Dragon Naturally Speaking Ver. 11 I am looking for details.
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by  johnpostavaJump to last post
05/11/2011 11:37 AM
5 Replies and 8450 Views Carbon Fiber Ladder  8450  5 Started by  Deleted User I am interested in purchasing a carbon fiber ladder. This post is directed toward leads, do you know a supplier of ladders made of carbon fiber
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by  Deleted UserJump to last post
01/26/2011 10:23 AM
9 Replies and 11934 Views TRAILER OR MOTORHOME VS. HOTEL???????  11934  9 Started by  jonnyappetite Fellow adjusters using campers, toyhaulers, motorhomes and sleeper vans!!! I am a young dad of one and a husband of an amazing wife that has done years on the road in sometimes crusty hotels.&160; My questions goes out to the crew that pulls there homes from coast to coast to set up there cat office it the RV&160;parks.&160; I look back on the years of hotels usually costing more than 10K a ye year I&160;wonder why I am not driving a Class A diesel pushing moter coach!&160; I reaslise the ...
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by  jonnyappetiteJump to last post
01/25/2011 2:18 PM
1 Replies and 3795 Views Xact Disto Integration  3795  1 Started by  General I would like to hear from someone who is actually using a Disto w/ Xact.&160; My 'vision' is that I&160;can measure a room with a disto and then click a few buttons and have a sketch in Xact. However, my research seems to indicate that I need to sync the disto with xact, then type in measurements on the disto and they will show up in xact.&160; That is completely useless for multiple reasons. Anyone
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by  RodJump to last post
01/10/2011 12:38 AM
2 Replies and 5633 Views Aerial Measurements  5633  2 Started by  Jud G. I&160;heard a strange&160;and curious&160;rumor and wanted to know if any of you out there can confirm it: Eagle View is owned by principals of Pilot Catastrophe. ConnectPoint is owned by principals of Pacesetter. Geoestimator is owned by principals of NCA&160;Group.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
12/05/2010 12:15 AM
3 Replies and 10034 Views What size ladder for 2 & 3 story?  10034  3 Started by  Montana Goldust &160; I travel in a p/u w/ a 6' box and a full cab height canopy. I have been trying to decide what ladder, for 2 & 3 story would break down enough to fit in the canopy. I would rather not have to install a ladder rack on the canopy if I can keep from doing that. Anybody have some good ideas
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by  Montana GoldustJump to last post
09/15/2010 9:53 PM
5 Replies and 3585 Views Helpful Equipment  3585  5 Started by  RandyC Somethings I'll be using this storm to send the insured a message that I care about their home are booties.&160; For a few cents each you can get a good supply of slip over booties at any medical supply house.&160; When you have to go inside the house after a walk around in the mud or a trip over a flat roof with fresh cold tar patching materials, just slip these over your shoes and in you go.&160; Randy Cox &160; If it don't fit... adjust it.
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
09/06/2010 8:58 AM
3 Replies and 3416 Views Setting up your office for claims.What system work for you?  3416  3 Started by  Franco Guerrero Does anyone have any templates in excel to help manage the claim flow
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by  jdacreeJump to last post
09/02/2010 7:39 PM
27 Replies and 11858 Views Need Feedback on which air cards work best in the south and southeast. Thanks!  11858  27 Started by  Mickie15
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Pretty much noted what I am hoping to get feedback on - in the subject line.&160; I am going to be in the southern and southeastern states this fall, and want to get an air card that will work well in those regions....and am looking for suggestions, pros or cons on both. Thanks! Mickie
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
08/23/2010 7:20 AM
12 Replies and 5478 Views GPS UNIT FOR GETTING TO CLAIMS  5478  12 Started by  Montana Goldust Hi, &160;I am getting ready to buy a unit for guiding me to claims daily. What do you folks feel is the best one for our work. Some people have said TOM-TOMS. Some have said they have trouble with them. What is the general consensus. &160;&160; i use xactimate.
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by  Montana GoldustJump to last post
07/03/2010 7:34 PM
12 Replies and 13605 Views Adjuster tools  13605  12 Started by  no Where can I find assorted adjuster tools, like the Acculine Grid, shingle guages and the like  I've done a lot of searching online, with no real luck.  Is there a preffered site that you guys like to visit Thanks in advance.Bud
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by  noJump to last post
06/24/2010 2:02 PM
1 Replies and 4694 Views IPhone -EagleView Releases New Aerial Measurement App for the iPhone and iPod Touch  4694  1 Started by  Roy Quote from article;   'The EagleView App is the first tool in the EagleView mobile suite which allows users to leverage the capabilities of the aerial roof measurement services from anywhere and at any time.'   'Accurate and on-time roof measurement reports are important for several applications. Using the EagleView App, contractors and adjusters can get accurate timely roof measurements along with pitch, square footage and others from iPhones and iPod touch devices.' Source\...
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by  RoyJump to last post
06/03/2010 1:34 PM
8 Replies and 10949 Views Putting together cat supplies  10949  8 Started by  ryoungblood Hey! I am new to adjusting. I have been a contractor, and also have an insurance background, and I am going into adjusting because several adjusters that I know have told me that I would be good at it (and my remodeling business has gone down by 80 in the last 3 yrs!). I expect it to be hard work and long hours, but I'm doing that already and making next to nothing!   I have been talking to adjusters, reading forums, and doing everything that I can to make sure that I am as prepared...
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by  ceckraftJump to last post
06/03/2010 12:01 PM
4 Replies and 3080 Views nuvi 1300  3080  4 Started by  Montana Goldust I have a couple questions on the NUVI 1300. When I get my claims can I just download all the addresses thru my laptop or do I have to download to the mini sd card then download to gps from the card      Also does anyone know how many addresses I can load into the gps
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by  Montana GoldustJump to last post
05/15/2010 12:10 PM
2 Replies and 3557 Views Help with Simsol  3557  2 Started by  Holtz I am proficient with Xactimate.&160; Now have claims issued by a firm using Simsol.&160; Any advice and or training options for Simsol &160; Thanks
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
04/08/2010 2:17 AM
2 Replies and 5575 Views Clipboard template to diagram roofs etc?  5575  2 Started by  John &160;I have heard that their is a plastic&160; template covered with bumps that aid in drawing straight lines. Anybody know where I can find one
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by  RoyJump to last post
03/21/2010 10:51 PM
21 Replies and 12700 Views Vehicle and Ladder  12700  21 Started by  Deleted User
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What type of vehicle do you drive and What ladder do you use I am currently driving an F-250 Diesel and using a 24' extension ladder.&160; I handle mostly daily claims and average 3200 miles a month. I love having a big truck, but fuel prices are forcing me to look for a smaller vehicle. I am having a hard time finding a way to transport the ladder. Roof racks will be my only option, but on the small cars the ladder hangs off the racks a long way. Would like to hear from others on the issue.
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by  yumadjJump to last post
03/05/2010 1:08 AM
28 Replies and 17018 Views Computers and software  17018  28 Started by  iCAT
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Do you just get so frustrated with your windows computer loosing the printer drivers or failed to function right in the middle of a storm. How about the good ole hard drive crashing and then you have to find someone capable enough to pull the data off so you can try to get back to work. I have stumbled on the answer, well at least it has worked for me. I am a accomplished flood adjuster and I have encountered most if not all the pitfalls that comes with running a windows computer. The answe...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
02/14/2010 2:12 PM
1 Replies and 3945 Views Help for Windows  3945  1 Started by  Dancer I know that Windows users ocasionally have some problems with their systems, (found 95, 98, ME to be junk, XP Pro is good, Vista I don't like and I haven't worked with Windows 7 much) and not everybody is prepared to change to MAC (or Linux - if Xactamate supported it).&160; I know that there are users of all levels on this forum, and figuring that the more advanced users already have some of the issues worked out, I will be targeting the less experienced user. I wanted to make sure that my sy...
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by  earthwindnfireJump to last post
02/13/2010 1:21 AM
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