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Old 07-24-2018, 07:40 AM   #1
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Moisture Meters For Closing Up Walls, Ceilings


Since I should really be metering some of the patches I've been turning away, and doing some "wetter ones" - am looking for a reliable meter.

Are pins really needed or can it be pinless with the same accuracy ?

Will almost always use it on wall cavities, maybe trim every great once in a while before staining or sealing, etc.

As always, I'm not looking to break the bank on this one. So it doesn't have to be FLIR as much as I'd like to have one.
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I'd go with a combination unit like the Extech MO55. Around $100.

The problem with just having pins is there is noticeable damage to trim.

I use a Lignomat pin type, and a thermal imager.

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I'd go with a combination unit like the Extech MO55. Around $100.

The problem with just having pins is there is noticeable damage to trim.

I use a Lignomat pin type, and a thermal imager.
THX will look into. Didn't know there were combo's. Amazon $82.

Wondering if those pins will leave noticeable indents in drywall?

- Yeh I won't always be able to pin the backside of stock trim. Used to do custom home casework where they'd let it dry out days 1st.

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for many years i dealt with moisture content of various materials.

i do not recall the reason but pin type meters were not acceptable to the inspectors.

Wagner was/is the accepted trade standard for moisture meters.

https://www.wagnermeters.com/moistur...oaAvoKEALw_wcB
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for many years i dealt with moisture content of various materials.

i do not recall the reason but pin type meters were not acceptable to the inspectors.

Wagner was/is the accepted trade standard for moisture meters.

https://www.wagnermeters.com/moistur...oaAvoKEALw_wcB
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