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Recommended Moisture Detector

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by bandejapaisa, 24 Feb 2014.

  1. bandejapaisa

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    Can anyone recommend a moisture detector that will detect moisture in various materials (wood, brick, plaster) and will give me a reading on the level of moisture?

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    I use the Kamasa one - Toolstation 55818, £18.57.
    A useful bit of kit, gives dampness as a percentage and overload if above 40%.
    John :)
     
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    I'll check it out, thanks.
     
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    Moisture meters were made for checking wood, who's structure and characteristics were known and the meter can be calibrated to give reasonably proximities. To find a moisture meter that will work on everything, or even just a few things is not going to work. Unles some one has developed a self calibrating unit, calibrated to your particular surface/substrate, then your basicaly throwing your money away. But I think this is better explained here - http://www.askjeff.co.uk/rising-damp/
    Good luck...pinenot :)
     
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    Yeah, I kind of came to that conclusion too from various reading. Thanks.

    I didn't bother buying one.
     
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