Why You’ll Love the BD-10 Pin Moisture Meter

Posted by Tom Laurenzi on Nov 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Many modern moisture meters use digital displays and have a wide variety of special features meant to make them more versatile as moisture testing tools. However, not every user needs or favors digital moisture meters. Some users prefer an analog moisture meter design that emphasizes simplicity and reliability over fancy features.

One example of a high-end analog pin moisture meter that both amateurs and professionals enjoy using is Delmhorst’s own BD-10 moisture testing device.

Why do users love the BD-10? A few reasons include:


It’s an Easy-to-Learn Analog Moisture Meter

The bright and clear analog display on the BD-10 is designed to be incredibly easy to read, and the pin moisture meter is easy to use—simply push the pins into the material to be tested and push the button. The needle on the analog display will move to indicate the moisture content of the material being tested.

Delmhorst’s BD-10 moisture meter is calibrated for a wood moisture reading scale for use with flooring, wood studs, and other hardwood materials. For all other building materials, the BD-10 has a secondary reference moisture reading scale. While the wood reading scale is able to provide quantitative measurements of moisture in wood, the reference scale provides qualitative moisture measurements. This reference moisture reading scale is typically used to get quick pass/fail moisture content assessments in non-wood materials.

Because the meter is an analog type with a simple button-press operation, it’s incredibly easy to learn. This makes it ideal both for amateur users and for pros who need a simple moisture testing device for their employees to use while they get used to testing moisture content.

Built-in Moisture Meter Calibration Checks

Any moisture testing device, no matter how rugged, will eventually slip out of calibration. It’s important to have a means of testing pin moisture meter accuracy on a moment’s notice. In most cases, this requires a secondary device such as a moisture content standard (MCS). However, in the case of the BD-10 pin moisture meter, the device has a built-in calibration check.

All you have to do to verify moisture meter accuracy for Delmhorst’s BD-10 meter is push a button. The meter takes care of the rest. If the moisture meter is accurate, the needle should fall somewhere within the green band on the analog display.

Rugged Yet Lightweight Moisture Meter Construction

As with all of Delmhorst’s pin moisture meters, the BD-10 is designed from the ground up to be lightweight enough to not be a burden on a user’s tool belt, but rugged enough to stand up to the tough conditions that may be found on the jobsite. This helps to ensure the BD-10 can provide years of reliable use.

This moisture testing device weighs a mere 10 ounces, and features easy-to-replace pins at the top—making it easy to keep the meter operating in top condition.

Universal Probe Socket for Compatibility with Any Delmhorst Electrode

Like all of Delmhorst’s pin moisture meter models, the BD-10 features a universal probe socket design that allows users to attach any Delmhorst moisture meter electrode to it. This greatly enhances the utility of the BD-10 pin moisture meter because the specialty electrodes can allow it to be used for testing different building materials in areas that would be hard to reach reliably with the standard pins at the top of the meter.

For example, the 26-ES electrode can get deep into insulation to test it safely or it can punch through a wall with its insulated pins to test the fiberglass (or other insulating material) behind it.

All of the above makes the BD-10 a great moisture testing device for both DIY enthusiasts and for professionals alike. If you need a reliable and accurate moisture testing solution, reach out to the experts at Delmhorst today!

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