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67 Replies and 35807 Views Ladder Safety    35807  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 35284 Views Roof Safety    35284  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 679 Views Software  679  0 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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11/02/2016 3:29 PM
5 Replies and 1156 Views Schedule It  1156  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
3 Replies and 6182 Views Toolbelt Review  6182  3 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  RobertUhlerJump to last post
09/27/2016 2:11 PM
7 Replies and 2970 Views IADepot ANyone know about this?  2970  7 Started by  wjlbyers68 Does anyone know about this company called IA DEPOT I'm not sure if its a rear company or not. I cant get in touch with them. Thanks for the help!
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
05/24/2016 7:04 AM
1 Replies and 1771 Views Cell Phone Booster?  1771  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 2987 Views Cougar Paws vs Vans, Airwalks, and Chuck Taylors, etc.  2987  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
14 Replies and 8357 Views Xact vs Integra  8357  14 Started by  SteveZ I know this topic has probably come up before, but...   1.    Which system is easier to MASTER 2.    Is it worth it to have BOTH on your laptop 3.   What is the cost of Integra   I already have Xact on a yearly subscription. Thanks, Z
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by  SteveZJump to last post
10/29/2015 9:18 AM
19 Replies and 8630 Views What's the best way to protect your rope over the ridge  8630  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
13 Replies and 5708 Views Helicopter GoPro?  5708  13 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  stormcrowJump to last post
02/12/2015 11:13 AM
0 Replies and 2952 Views whats faster 28 or 27  2952  0 Started by  nyjojo I am considering changing to Xactimate 28, is it a faster better product than 27 I heard it was extremely slow when it was 1st launched with frequent freezes/crashes, has that been resolved. If it is faster, what part or it   Labeling photos, writing the estimate, diagramming the sketch    
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11/26/2014 11:18 PM
14 Replies and 9346 Views 5th wheels worth it?  9346  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 4244 Views CougarPaws vs. Felt Waders  4244  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
19 Replies and 11636 Views Laptops  11636  19 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  CatmandaleJump to last post
06/18/2014 11:12 AM
4 Replies and 2997 Views Help Wanted - how to use all this technology  2997  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 13363 Views In 2012, what vehicle do adjusters use? I need to buy.  13363  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 2741 Views Google Glass  2741  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
14 Replies and 5467 Views Simsol Training  5467  14 Started by  Sean McGovern Is there any adjusters that would like to assemble a group of adjusters to be trained in Simsol. The more that join the cheaper it is for all.
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by  chadecoenJump to last post
11/17/2013 6:23 PM
5 Replies and 4817 Views New Hail Tracker App for Android  4817  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
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