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05-17-2012, 08:53 PM #1Professional Member
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taking notes on a roof
I have to write a lot of measurements on service tickets which I don't mind my problem is I write on small note pad on roof and have messy handwriting then transferring info to ticket is a pain any of you guys have that problem wish I could have a notepad pre made to just fill in blanks such as sh sc amps temps mdl#'s Would be a lot neater easier to transfer also wish they made a magnetic clipboard I could stick to unit and write on
05-17-2012, 09:34 PM #2
i just use my iphone.
but still have to transfer so, back to square one.
05-17-2012, 09:35 PM #3
I dont usually use a note pad anymore. my black berry is useful in that way.
I have a veto tool bag so if i need a note pad i have one stored in my little spot, so it doesnt get wet.Get er Done!
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05-17-2012, 09:37 PM #4
You could make an excel document for your note pad solution.
OR you could go into a print shop (ones that make business cards) and have them print you some pads.
You could make your own magnetic clipboard by gluing a couple rubber coated magnets to the back of a clipboard.
05-17-2012, 09:37 PM #5
I use those little johnstone pads for model/serial numbers or whatever. Fits nice in the shirt pocket.
But if you want a full thing, Microsoft publisher or adobe acrobat can make damn near any kind of form. Thats how i made my work orders. Printed one out and took it to staples and made 2-part forms.Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.
05-17-2012, 10:02 PM #6
I always have those Johnstone pads in my front pocket. Every time I go there I ask for more.
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05-18-2012, 12:33 AM #7
I use a pocket notebook you can get a office depot or the like. Has a band around it last longer and not as likely to get messed up. still fits in shirt pocket but larger than the supply house version.
05-20-2012, 01:32 PM #8Professional Member
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I write the readings on the unit with a Parker Pen, without bearing down so it doesn't scratch the paint. Then I take a picture with my iPhone, and transfer the readings to the Calengoo App. This way it is there if the unit needs to be checked later, the readings wash away after about a year.
Our IT Department is supposed to be coming up with a way we can put the info from our phones, directly on the matching Electronic ticket.
05-20-2012, 08:05 PM #9
I think there's a sponsor of this site that does just that.Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.
05-24-2012, 07:36 PM #10
05-25-2012, 09:30 AM #11Professional Member
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- Orange County, in a Galaxy far far away...
My handwriting was very messy when I started Hvac. However I use the
Black pocket book with a band and fine tip ball point. Writing is
Now legible to all. I now write in block print.
A few guys I know use iPads to take notes and system measurements
But on a bright sunny day it's damn near impossible to read the screen.You cannot cheat an honest man. But that doesn't stop people trying!