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Pin-Type Digital Moisture Meter with LCD Display

  • 3% accuracy and 0.1% resolution
  • LCD display with low-battery indicator
  • Great for home inspections, renovations, roof leaks and more
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Product Overview

The General Tools Pin-Type Digital Moisture Meter with LCD Display offers accurate moisture-level readings for wood, plaster and drywall. Use the moisture meter during a home inspection, when you pick up lumber or before painting drywall. This meter has a jumbo LCD display with a low-battery indicator.
  • Measures water content of wood and building materials with 3% accuracy and 0.1% resolution
  • Helpful for new home inspections and home restorations, locating roof leaks or selecting dry lumber at the yard
  • Helps ensure appropriate levels of surface dryness before painting, sealing or treating wood or drywall
  • Overall measurement range of 5 to 50% for wood and 1.5 to 33% for building materials
  • Separate low, medium and high scales, icons and tones for wood and building materials
  • Built-in low battery indicator for energy conservation
  • LCD display with hold button to freeze/hold reading
  • Pin length: 0.3 in. (8 mm)



  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8
Product Height (in.)
6
Product Width (in.)
2.6

Details

Battery Power Type
Alkaline
Battery Size
9-volt
Control Type
Digital
Display Type
LCD
Electrical Tools Features
Abrasion-Proof Display Lens,Audible Alert,Automatic Calibration,Backlit,Data Hold,Interchangeable Pins/Probes
External Electrode
Not Supported
Maximum Moisture Reading (%)
50.0
Maximum Sense Depth (in.)
.25
Measureable Materials
Wood, Plaster, Construction Supplies
Measures/Detects
Moisture
Minimum moisture reading (%)
5.0
Number of Batteries Required
1.0
Product Weight (lb.)
0.18
Returnable
90-Day
Test Meter Type
Moisture Meter
Tools Product Type
Test Meter

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

32Questions35Answers

How do you use it?

Asked by CG December 14, 2020
5
Answers

Set the meter to the type of material you would like to test (wood, masonry, etc.) and gently insert the 2 prongs into the material. The meter will give you a moisture reading, leaving 2 very small pin holes from the probes.

Would this work in an RV? Walls are not drywall.

Asked by Susan December 3, 2020
3
Answers

Yes it would. For anything other than plain wood - set it to the building materials setting and then take a reading. Drywall and concrete would be measured like this.

how do operate this device? no instructios with product

Asked by jj3 November 23, 2020
3
Answers

There is an instruction manual right on this webpage. Look for it under the Info & Guides section up above.

Would this be able to read the moisture levels of an exterior stucco wall before painting with el...

Asked by steve November 11, 2020
3
Answers

Maybe. It can be used to test Drywall board or Plaster. It might be a little hard on the sharp pins to do a lot of it. An extra set of pins are included with the unit.

Where can I buy replacement pins? The first time I pressed my new meter into painted plaster, th...

Asked by hello April 10, 2020
1
Answer

It comes with two extra pins. Did you look inside the cap. In a small plastic bag.

Will this work on pressure treated wood (wood used on a deck)?

Asked by TNorris June 10, 2019
4
Answers

Definitely. It's a good idea since this type of wood is frequently quite wet.

How do you operate this device?

Asked by dorothy June 9, 2019
4
Answers

turn it on, select the type of material you are testing, and press the pins into the material. it will give you a percentage reading and a low- high reading.

What is an acceptable percentag of moisture to have in a home? eg in the drywall to know if i have a moisture problem

Asked by ajr May 4, 2019
2
Answers

We can only suggest generic moisture ranges based on what is generally considered to be wet or dry. We recommend consulting with a flooring expert for more accurate information. Dry: <10-12%; Mid: 13-16%; Wet: >17%.

At what moisture percent do I need to be concerned? Upstairs unit had water overflow, leaking thr...

Asked by LOG February 18, 2019
1
Answer

Generally speaking, moisture below 10% would be considered dry. However, actual acceptable moisture levels can vary depending on the region you live in. We recommend consulting with a home inspection authority in your area to find more specific information.

3% accuracy sounds worthless. Do they mean 97% accuracy??

Asked by William February 4, 2019
9
Answers

Accuracy is in a percentage of full scale, not % of reading. Go with the General Tools answer to this question.

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Customer Reviews

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Did exactly what I wanted it to do and simple...
Did exactly what I wanted it to do and simple
by RUSSELL
Takes a long time to register the reading, not very...
Takes a long time to register the reading, not very good directions.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Works as advertised! Doing the function I needed for firewood.
Works as advertised! Doing the function I needed for firewood.
by WawawaWoody
WORKS FINE - RELIABLE & ACCURATE...
WORKS FINE - RELIABLE & ACCURATE
by GEORGE
It is easy to operate....
It is easy to operate.
by ROBERT
My first one , can't compare to another or verify...
My first one , can't compare to another or verify accuracy but seems to function well .
by Dave
Assume the readings are correct. Do not have 2nd party verification. Wood has to about 9% to be...
Assume the readings are correct. Do not have 2nd party verification. Wood has to about 9% to be truly usable.
by DougMH
I wish it came with directions. I have issue some time getting it restarted when I move from one ...
I wish it came with directions. I have issue some time getting it restarted when I move from one spot to the next back to back.
by jake
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