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 Post subject: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:43 pm 
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Hello,
I recently bought a Tool Shop brand pin moisture meter at Menards. The subfloor and hardwood are both measuring 0% moisture. This doesn't seem right. Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:20 pm 
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Wood will always have a moisture content, unless it was oven dried.
Did the meter come with operating instructions?


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:22 pm 
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no specific directions. I thought it seemed weird...maybe the pins weren't driven in enough


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:33 am 
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Which brand provide a good moisture meter reading? As, I have bought a cheap meter but it is not properly working. Please suggest me some good tools.


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 pm 
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I use Lignomat. Made in Portland OR. I have used the one sold at Harbor Freight, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
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Wagner for the best, most expensive, but most accurate meters; I use these for inspection reports and warranty work

I also have a General Tools meter I use daily for checking RH and pinless MC. That only cost me about 120CAD and is worth every penny.


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 Post subject: Re: Moisture Meter reading
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:41 pm 
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Some meters only read down to 3%. So you could get zero if it's lower.

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