What is a pinless moisture meter?

Pinless moisture meters provide non-invasive or non-destructive moisture content measurements on wood and other substances. These may include wood, concrete and gypsum. Pinless moisture meters are used to determine the moisture content on a relative scale of 0 to 100% in concrete subfloors and flooring before a floor wood or any other decorative flooring surface is laid.


Moisture meter
Measuring the moisture content of a wall with Extech MO280


A typical example of such pinless moisture meters is the Extech MO280. This moisture meter uses an electro-magnetic testing technology in taking measurement. Without causing damage, the pinless moisture can take moisture measurements with a depth of up to 0.75″ below the surface of the material. In addition to that, Extech MO280 is calibrated to selecting 10 wood types and measurement ranges. This can be done on the LCD which also displays the moisture content of the substance that is being tested in percentage. The moisture meter from Extech can also easily identify moisture buildups behind bathroom tiles, under vinyl flooring and other building materials.


Filed under: Articles | Posted on June 13th, 2013 by Evelyn Dzekpedzi

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