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Old 03-26-2004, 04:05 PM
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Hello,
I am new to this field and am interested in purchasing a measuring device (preferrably electronic) for measuring the interior and exterior of any improvements. I would appreciate any advice on what type/brand of devices that others are using or reccommend. Thanks for your help and enjoy your day!!
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:43 PM
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One word says it all:

DISTO


See the Technical Forum for LOTS of info on it. Disto rocks!!
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:15 PM
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My first measurement tooling was a 100ft Tape Measurement.

I used it for the first day of trainee training.
The next day, I ordered a Disto by overnight shipping.

I put that tape measurement into the trunk for emergency and never touched again.
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:58 PM
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If you want more information on the DISTO measuring tools, feel free to visit the DISTO Forum by clicking on the following link... DISTO Forum


Talmon Murphy, an appraiser in Alabama, started a new email group today that will focus on mobile technology for appraisers. Talmon is a great guy and I know that the group will have lots of good information and tips for appraisers. Click on the following link to join.... Mobile Appraisers & Professionals If you want to chat with other appraisers who are using all types of gadgets in the field, it will definitely be worth joining.
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:13 AM
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Thank you all for the information and yes.....I will be getting a DISTO....which one.....I'm not sure yet but will figure that out!


Thanks and enjoy your day!!!!!
S. Petros
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:12 PM
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Disto, disto to man.....when is the price coming down?????
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:16 PM
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Mike,

Didn't you take a Market course? When the supply exceeds the demand! Who else makes these things? :yellowblack:
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:22 PM
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Mike,

Since the Plus was just released, I doubt if the price will be coming down anytime soon.

Remember.... we aren't the manufacturer of the DISTO products. If I knew of a better laser measuring device on the market, we'd be selling it. Bosch will be releasing a Bluetooth unit soon. The problem with it is that it won't transmit the direction of what you are measuring. If you want it to sketch like the DISTO Plus, you're out of luck.
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:45 PM
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My dad resisted digital cameras long after they came out. He was still using 35mm and an open account at the local 1 hour photo place when I joined him in '99.

I guess like father, like son - I'm still resisting the Disto gadget and rely on my 100' cloth/nylon contractors tape. I'm pretty sure I can tape a house as fast as someone can disto the same house. I think it provides a better opportunity to make observations about the property and I also think Trainees should at least start out with a real tape measure.

More than likely, I'll eventually give up the tape.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by Greg Boyd@Mar 31 2004, 07:45 PM
I'm pretty sure I can tape a house as fast as someone can disto the same house.
No ya can't Pilgrim. and iffn you want to test me come out to my ranch.....sorry, all of a sudin i's got trotta-itis.


Hey, you Luddite, break from your Dad and get a Disto. What's 400 bucks?


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