moisture meters

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moisture meters

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jclark1
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Posted: Nov 25, 2005 4:43 PM       Post Subject:

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Hi. Any advice on moisture meters? Should I spend extra money on the better models, features? Do I need to get a meter with non-invasive measuring in addition to the standard pin test probes? I'm looking at the Protometer mini. Any advice out there?
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Ted Roberts

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Posted: Nov 26, 2005 12:39 AM       Post Subject:
I like the GE Proamitor Serveymaster it is both Invasive and non invasive in one meter. icon_wink.gif
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Rick Hinck

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Posted: Nov 26, 2005 1:18 PM       Post Subject:
James,

I like Ted use the GE model and am very satisfied.


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Will Handley

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Posted: Nov 26, 2005 2:38 PM       Post Subject:
Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus!


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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 26, 2005 5:48 PM       Post Subject:
Will has good taste in tools.

I also use the non-invasive Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus. It's well worth the money. I love it.

The http://www.homeinspectorstore.com/ is under construction, but I can tell you that Inspector Tools has one of the the best deals for this particular meter.

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Larry Kage

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Posted: Nov 26, 2005 5:57 PM       Post Subject:
whandley wrote:
Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus!


Yes, an exceptional tool. icon_wink.gif
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jclark1
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Posted: Nov 27, 2005 3:11 PM       Post Subject:

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Hey thanks guys for the suggestions. I'm a little confused. The text description says nothing about invasive or pin type measuring yet the catalog shows accesories including what looks like meter leads. Are these for penetrating drywall, wood etc?
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Paul Hinsperger

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Posted: Nov 27, 2005 4:41 PM       Post Subject:
Like Ted and Rick, I prefer the GE SurveyMaster Protimeter. The digital readout is nice as well it has a led indicator.
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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 28, 2005 6:18 AM       Post Subject:
James,

You asked...
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I'm a little confused. The text description says nothing about invasive or pin type measuring yet the catalog shows accesories including what looks like meter leads. Are these for penetrating drywall, wood etc?


If you're referring to the Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus, the pic does display two leads in the rear pocket but (like it states), this is an accessory only. Those leads do not adapt to the Tramex. I believe they are utilizing a mock case that is meant to be used for other meters also. The leads you are seeing are used on other meters, to get into tight areas, but the Tramex (that I own) does not have that option.

There is a much more expensive Tramex ($1100) The Tramex Concrete Moisture Meter and Relative Humidity Meter Datalogger Item #: M405-3982 that utilizes the Humidity/Temperature probes, but that tool is not worth the investment for a typical HI.

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jclark1
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Posted: Nov 28, 2005 12:11 PM       Post Subject:

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yeah that is way out of my price range. Thanks for the info.
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