Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Easy to use moisture meter
This is an easy to use meter which meets all expectations of measuring moisture in household walls at this price point. The large-area contacts insure a low contact resistance which prevents isolated spots from skewing the readings. Although I made no comparison with a calibrated meter, use of this meter over several weeks has shown consistency of readings over time and over areas that were suspected of harboring moisture after a winter of water build-up behind roof ice-dams. The 'hold' feature is especially useful for making measurements in hard to view areas. The grip and weight make it a natural extension of your hand. All-in-all, this meter is thoughtfully built with a home user in mind.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ash EXCELLENT PRODUCT
Our house has moisture problem. We are DELIGHTED to have bought this highly valuable meter.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sailor Works great
I purchased this item to check for wet core on a fiberglass boat I was interested in buying. I found some spots that needed some attention. When the survey was done I followed the surveyor's $500 instrument with the Ryobi and the readings matched both on the dry core area and also where the internal core is wet. It's simple to use and allows measurements without damaging the hull (Damage would be done with a pin type meter or with core drilling.)
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teddy NECESSARY PURCHASE WITH ICE DAMS AND WINTER DAMAGES
This was simple to use. A necessary tool to evaluate water/moister behind drywalls and ceilings
March 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Limited usefulness
This product seems to have limited use. I wanted a moisture meter with pins, but this was the only one they had in-store. I was trying to measure the moisture in my ceiling after a small leak in a second floor bathroom. This device is useless on uneven surfaces (i.e. popcorn ceilings or trim). It works well on wide, smooth surfaces like walls. If you're trying to check moisture on anything other than a wall, find a meter with pins.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foxharbor Great tool
Very easy to use and quite accurate. Highly recommend.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dman Definitely worth the money
Very easy to use with good instructions. Knowing the amount of moisture makes deciding whether to remove affected materials an easy choice.
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark999 Easy to use, does the job.
Would have preferred pin-type, but this was what they carried in the store. Used it to map out wet sheetrock in the ceiling so I knew where to tear out. Has 2 flat sensors on the back about 4 inches apart that need to lay flat on the material. Hardwood, softwood, masonry and drywall modes. Also a "hold" button so you can store a reading in case you are reading somewhere that's not visible.
Worked well. Only bad thing was that it came with a cheap 9-volt battery that was dead. After replacing it worked great.
July 23, 2012