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Parafrog297

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  23:14:25  Show Profile
Can anyone tell me what equipment a new adjuster would need, to get started in this career field.

Edited by - Parafrog297 on 04/06/2004 09:30:02

LISA.ADAIR

USA
25 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  10:01:21  Show Profile
TO BEGIN WITH.....DEEP POCKETS! NOT JUST FOR START-UP CAPITAL BUT TO GET BY WITH IN-BETWEEN STORMS.

1) ADJUSTER LICENSE FOR EACH STATE THAT YOU MIGHT WORK IN AS WELL AS CONTINUING EDUCATION
2) DEPENDABLE VEHICLE
3) LADDER
4) STRAP SYSTEM TO TIE DOWN LADDER
5) CELL PHONE W/UNLIMITED MINUTES
6) LAPTOP
7) POWER CONVERTOR FOR CAR/TRUCK USE OF LAPTOP
8) DICTIONARY/THESAURUS
9) MAPPING SOFTWARE
10) CLAIM PROCESSING SOFTWARE
11) FAX SOFTWARE
12) E-MAIL ACCOUNT, I SUGGEST A BUSINESS ACCOUNT SEPERATE FROM YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
13) NATIONWIDE ACCESS NUMBERS TO THE NET
14) PRINTER/FAX/SCANNER/COPIER all-in-one
COMBO OR ONE OF EACH.
15) BASIC OFFICE SUPPLIES (PENS, HOLE PUNCH, STAPLES, PAPER CLIPS, HI-LITER'S, ETC.

[Oops!], I'M SHOUTING, sorry!

16) business cards
17) increased auto insurance limits w/low deductible
18) answering machine/voicemail
19) headset for phone
20) calling card
21) small ice chest w/gel packs
22) pictures of your loved ones
23) and don't forget a George Foreman type grill, it's cheaper, faster and better for you than dining out every night.

This is what we keep ready and waiting for deployment, what have I forgotten guys and gals?

[Oops!]I did forget the Measuring tape and the Digital Camera, extra batteries and the case of disks or sticks depending on what you use.

LISA MARIE ADAIR
http://home.att.net/~adjusterservices/LISA.html
Character is doing what's right, even when no one is looking!

Edited by - LISA.ADAIR on 04/06/2004 16:37:40
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Todd Summers

USA
99 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  12:02:58  Show Profile
- ladder extension and/or 2-story ladder
- bunji cord for tying ladder off at gutters
- Cougar paws
- rope and harness
- chalk and grease pencil
- pitch gauge
- shingle guage
- 100 ' measuring tape w/ tennis ball attached to end
- 25' FATBOY steel measuring tape
- handheld sonar or laser measuring device for interior rooms
- digital camera / preferably small and lightweight
- clipboard w/ calculator and Acculine drawing grid
- erasable Paper-Mate pens
- micro-cassette recorder and tapes for recorded statements
- photo processing software
- GPS / mapping software
- Microsoft Word and Excel
- carpet knife
- putty knife
- silicone sealant
- magnet
- 2nd printer for vehicle
- 2-way voice activated radios (for team use)
- Power supply should be able to run laptop, printer and multiple battery chargers (two way's, cell phone, rechargeable batteries for camera)
- filing systems (one for car and one for office)
- comfortable complete tool belt (ez off, ez on)
- sunscreen
- bug spray
- mace or pepper spray for dogs (and some roofers)
- first aid kit (for when the pepper spray doesn't work)
And last but not least ... copies of POLICY's!

All of you employers out there reading this... All of the above is packed and ready to go!

And in the Season of Spring, God said , "Let it HAIL!".

Edited by - Todd Summers on 04/06/2004 12:16:44
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katadj

USA
315 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  12:48:12  Show Profile
Todd, you been looking in my truck?

Other things you did not see:

Protomiter, a moisture detector, intrusive and non intrusive with 4' extension, And EIFS probes.

Laser thermometer.

CO2 Detector.

Disposable camera, when all else fails.

12 V Camera battery charger.

HEPA mask & Filters

Rubber boots for messy losses, like fire or flood.

Spray bottle of water to find dents in metal.

Bottle of Bleach Mixture, to wash boots.

Snacks.

Loud compressed air siren, to notify someone when the ladder falls.

Digital Voltmeter. AC/DC, for electrical issues, loss or vehicle.

Butane torch, (small), to identify shingle composition.

Adjuster Vest to carry all of this, now weighs 50#, almost a full field pack.

Darn, im tired of carrying all this stuff.....................
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KileAnderson

USA
875 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  14:03:09  Show Profile
OK, I'll bite, what's the laser thermometer for?
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Russ

USA
75 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  14:48:28  Show Profile
I,ve seen Dave's truck. I would disagree with Lisa on licensing. A few years ago I was going to get all the license's in each state that I worked in. It can be very expensive and you may not even work in the state that year. I have a Florida and a Texas non-resident. I found that was the best way to go. Both are two year and not that expensive. Most Vendors will help on licensing issue's and you can always get a temp. license. I also carry at least two throw away cameras, one 35mm w/10 rolls of film, and both Mavica's. Have a great day and bring on the HAIL.
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katadj

USA
315 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2004 :  15:18:22  Show Profile
To check to temperature of an AC or Heat register outlet, to see if the unit is functioning correctly. Also you can use it to see if the roof insulation is intact after a hail storm, on the underside of a flat roof.

Temperature differences will indicate wet insulation, among other things.
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dday

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2004 :  14:41:56  Show Profile
You forgot the socks. And lots of them[:O][Oops!]

Dan
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