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    Default Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Hello all,

    I plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon. Anyone know which model would be the best all around meter for a hi?

    Thank you

    Have a great weekend!
    mk

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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Krueger View Post
    Hello all,

    I plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon. Anyone know which model would be the best all around meter for a hi?

    Thank you

    Have a great weekend!
    mk
    I may have found my answer The BI2200!


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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Krueger View Post
    I may have found my answer The BI2200!
    You might want to check out the Roybi at the Orange Box for $50.

    The beatings will continue until morale has improved. mgt.

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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    You might want to check out the Roybi at the Orange Box for $50.
    Iím leery about buying a cheap meter. Sometimes you get what you pay for.


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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Krueger View Post
    Iím leery about buying a cheap meter. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
    I have one and it is spot on with pin types I have checked it against. The other thing is, you are not as concerned with the exact moisture measurment as you are with wetter than the reference area. If I were installing hardwood flooring or finishing cabinets I would be more concerned with the actual measurement. With the cost at $50 I won't shoot the dog if I loose it in a crawlspace or attic.

    The beatings will continue until morale has improved. mgt.

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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    I have one and it is spot on with pin types I have checked it against. The other thing is, you are not as concerned with the exact moisture measurment as you are with wetter than the reference area. If I were installing hardwood flooring or finishing cabinets I would be more concerned with the actual measurement. With the cost at $50 I won't shoot the dog if I loose it in a crawlspace or attic.
    Good point.
    Thank you


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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    I can only recommend Tramex, Delmhorst or Protimeters. Yes, they all cost more than $50 but they last for years and years and they are very reliable.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    I started inspecting using a cheap $50 Plasplugs pin meter. It was OK but I wanted something better and dropped $450 for the Protimeter Surveymaster. It was well worth it. I've picked up elevated moisture levels and confirmed plumbing leaks and water penetration on walls and ceiling using the scan mode that the meter was not able to pick up using the pins.

    It's nice to be able to confirm a suspicion without having to jamb the pins into a wall or ceiling and leave holes behind. I can't speak for other meters but the Surveymaster will register a false reading when it passes over metal.

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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    I I can't speak for other meters but the Surveymaster will register a false reading when it passes over metal.
    They will all give a false positive when they detect metal. Corner beads, nail/screw heads, lath under plaster, etc are all good at giving a false positive.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Krueger View Post
    Hello all,

    I plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon. Anyone know which model would be the best all around meter for a hi?

    Thank you

    Have a great weekend!
    mk
    Buy a Tramex Moisture Encounter. Best meter for home inspectors, IMHO


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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Scott, which Tramex meter do you have? I'm getting ready to order a moisture meter and I want to get one that I can adjust the sensitivity, I don't want to spend more than I need but I don't want to skimp on tools, especially a moisture meter.


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    Default Re: Plan to buy a Wagner pin-less moisture meter soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Sharp View Post
    Scott, which Tramex meter do you have? I'm getting ready to order a moisture meter and I want to get one that I can adjust the sensitivity, I don't want to spend more than I need but I don't want to skimp on tools, especially a moisture meter.
    I have a Moisture Encounter by Tramex.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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