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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2014, 06:18:59 AM »
I believe that you can leave the pins in the wood without much problem, but you cannot remove the pins and then use the same holes on another day during drying.  However, it is best to use new holes (new location) for every test for the most accurate results.
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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2014, 07:07:45 AM »
This is a good discussion.  Delmhorst told me that when you hammer in the pins and take one reading, that is the only one that will be accurate.  If you then take repeated readings without removing the pins in the same spot, you can get a different reading because the wood fibers relax.
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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2014, 04:49:43 PM »
I got the delmorst j2000 with the slide hammer. It is by far the best meter I have ever used... course the only other meeter I ever used was a $40 chinese piece of.... junk, yeah. Junk.
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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2014, 05:17:16 PM »
Jake, you get what you pay for!

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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2014, 08:04:04 PM »
You are getting set up nice.  Soon that kiln will be drying.  It will make a huge difference.
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Re: Moisture Meter
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2014, 11:00:04 PM »
I got the delmorst j2000 with the slide hammer. It is by far the best meter I have ever used... course the only other meeter I ever used was a $40 chinese piece of.... junk, yeah. Junk.
I've had several meters from different manufacturers and have come to use my J2000 exclusively. Since I dry and sell kiln dried lumber retail, I make or lose money based on the accuracy of the meter and send it back to Delmhorst occasionally to get calibrated.  This way I know it's always accurate and reliable.  This is a great service they offer, and I'm glad of it.

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