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General Tools Pin-Type Moisture Meter with LED Bar Graph Display
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Pin-Type Moisture Meter with LED Bar Graph Display

  • Great for identifying leaks in roofs, floors and walls
  • Reads moisture content over 2 separate ranges
  • 10-LED bar graph provides accuracy to within +/- 1%
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The General Tools Pin-Type Moisture Meter with LED Bar Graph Display is perfect for detecting the water content in a variety of materials to help ensure the appropriate level of surface dryness before painting, sealing or treating. Ten LED lights in green, yellow and red clearly indicate moisture contents ranging from 7% to 35% to help ensure precise readings every time. Whether you're a professional contractor or a conscientious homeowner, this ultra-sensitive moisture meter helps you easily detect hidden leaks in wood, plaster and carpet. This analog meter provides accurate moisture-level readings and is great for new home inspections, locating roof leaks or even selecting dry lumber at the yard.

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  • Use to detect water content in wood, plaster, drywall and carpet materials to help ensure appropriate levels of surface dryness before painting, sealing or treating
  • Use in the restoration business to check if there is moisture in carpets and subflooring
  • Locates and helps identify water leaks in roofs, floors and walls
  • Reads moisture content over two separate ranges (7% to 15% and 16% to 35%) for a variety of applications
  • Protective cap doubles as calibration checker
  • Equipped with replaceable 3/8 in. long stainless steel pins
  • Full and low battery indications
  • Requires 9 volt battery (sold separately)

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What is meant by 1% accuracy? Does this mean that 99% of the time it is wrong?

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It means within a 1% accuracy, if it registers 55%, it would actually be 56%.
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September 28, 2015
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It's poorly worded. What they mean it has a error margin of +/- 1%
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July 19, 2015
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1% mean, if your meter said 50% moisture. Your meter is within 1% ~~ 49% to 51 moisture very accurate, 1% on each side of 50% … get it ?
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Does this detect mold?

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No, just measures the current between the two prongs. If humid, more current.
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NO THIS DEDECTS ONLY MOISTURE NOT MOLD
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Is this appropriate for testing new hardwood floors and the subfloor prior to installation?

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New hardwood floor boards and your existing subfloor need to have between 6% and 12% moisture and both readings shouldn't vary by more than 4% of each other. This inexpensive meter appears to be just what I need for the job, but can anyone confirm? My flooring guide talks about "species specific" meter readings and changing settings depending on the species of wood. Does this meter have different settings for different materials? The new floor is 3/4 solid Acacia. I'd test these boards from the bottom and sides to conceal the pin holes... how deep does the pin have to go into the wood?
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insert pins at max depth of 1/4"
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Moisture is firewood

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Is this meter helpful to use on firewood? To see if it's seasoned long enough?
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Buying a cord of wood only to have it delivered and realize it works better putting out a fire then sustaining one sucks. Most species should be under 20% MC in the center of a log.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dont be fooled by the good reviews. This is a 'pin type'. That means there are two sharp prongs that you have to dig into your sheetrock or wood flooring to get a reading. There is a reason you dont see the prongs in this picture. It would never sell. They re hidden by the cap on top. Forget about buying any 'pin type' humidity detector. October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Great low cost way to determine whether or not my new PT wood deck was ready to accept paint. Easy to use and a great value October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moisture meter review Item worked as I expected. I purchased it to measure the moisture in my drywall in the basement from recent flooding. It isn't high end but I got the results I was looking for. August 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product Purchased this for my husband as a Christmas present and he loves it! He purchased a large pile of wood and found it was still very wet. This moisture meter will help him decide if the wood is still too wet or not. January 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the price. Easy to use, but read about one to two percent higher then a commercial meter. November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works fine I used this meter to indicate moisture (or lack thereof) on the surface of wood and concrete blocks. I also inserted the prongs into carpet to find moisture. September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth its weight in gold!! We had our house painted and after 9 months some of the paint started bubbling. We called the painter and when he saw the condition of the paint he told us that it was because the wood siding must be wet, and therby making his paint bubble. We quickly ordered the moisture meter and sure enough, the only siding pieces that showed a moisture content were the ones that had the peeling paint. We called him out again and demonstrated how this little beauty worked. Well, he is currently fixing the paint problem that was caused by bad prep work rather than moisture in our siding. Thank you for making a product like this available at such an affordable price!! June 22, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use Moisture meter Easy to use and easy to read. It matched the readings taken by the Craftsman I worked with to determine how to deal with wooden floors that got wet. July 1, 2015
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