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The wood moisture meter will have two protruding electrodes which the user will insert in to the wood to test for water content. The resistance between the two electrodes will indicate the moisture content in the wood.


When working with wood, the ideal situation is to have a moisture content in equilibrium to it’s surroundings. Moisture can have a great effect on wood and if the moisture levels change in wood, then the wood can actually change shape.


This can cause all sorts of problems in precision work. If you look at wood that has dried out for a long time you will see that it has changed shape.


This concept is extremely important within the carpentry trade and you will find that many carpenters swear by their moisture meter and use one daily for any moisture detection and moisture analysis.




Concrete Moisture Meter




Concrete and concrete slabs are used freely in the construction industry. The concrete moisture meter was first introduced to be used to check the moisture content in concrete slabs.


These moisture meters work on the same principle as the wood moisture meter employing electrodes and the resistance between them.


Though working on the same principle as the wood moisture meter these concrete versions do differ significantly. They have the capability of measuring moisture up to a depth of 1 inch from the moisture surface.


This is essential for concrete workers as they need to be able to measure moisture content in the depths of a concrete slab and not just the surface, to be able to plan construction.




Soil Moisture Meter




The moisture meter can also play a huge role within the gardening industry. There are soil moisture meters which analysis the moisture content in soil.


They can be used to find out whether plants need watering or not. Obviously when it rains, soil receives water but is it enough?


With a soil moisture meter one can regularly test soil at their convenience. As well as under watering, over watering can also have an adverse effect on any plants and crops.


The soil moisture meter works on the same basis as any ordinary moisture meter and proves to be an invaluable tool to the gardener and farmer alike.


When using a moisture meter always follow the correct procedures that are recommended in the instruction manual that comes with your device.


The moisture meter proves itself over and over again to be a very useful tool to have in a variety of applications.


They require very little maintenance and as long as the electrodes remain flexible and bendable, the moisture meter will give you continued excellent monitoring service.





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You may have noticed people with a moisture meter in their hands. It could have been the local builder, someone down at your nearby garden centre or maybe a carpenter that you know.


The thing with the moisture meter is that it is used in various applications to detect moisture and analyse it. Wood is the first material that comes to mind when you think of moisture detection, but the moisture meter has been designed for various purposes.


Wood Moisture Meter


The wood moisture meter functions on the principle as any moisture content in the wood increases, the wood resistance decreases. Any decrease in the resistance is actually converted in to digital data that the moisture meter will display as a percentage of water in the wood.

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