Depending on what project you are working on, moisture detection may require only one specific type of moisture testing device such as a:
- pin-type moisture meter
- pinless moisture meter
But, what if the project you are working on had a variety of surface or material types and would be completed more efficiently and effectively with the use of both pin and pinless or pin meters, or pin, pinless and thermo-hygrometer meters?
Having an all-in-one moisture meter allows for more tool box space, speed, accuracy and utility.
Both pin-type and pinless moisture meters have their individual benefits; pin meters are more precise, and pinless meters scan larger, areas faster. If the project requires both functions of a pin and a pinless moisture meter, then an all-in-one moisture meter may be more ideal.
The Benefits of Using an All-in-One Moisture Meter
Below are just a few benefits of using an all-in-one moisture meter:
- More tool box space
Since an all-in-one moisture meter combines all of the functions of pin moisture meters, pinless meters and thermo-hygrometers, having an all-in-one meter frees up some space in your tool box; instead of having to carry three separate tools, you can simply carry around one tool that satisfies the needed functions of all three moisture testing device types.
- More speed and accuracy to pinpoint moisture pockets
Instead of having to switch between a pin-type meter, a pinless meter and a thermo-hygrometer, all-in-one moisture meters allow you to have all three devices at your disposal. This enables you to use the pinless scanning mode to take multiple readings of a large area to find a moisture pocket, and then easily transition to using the meter’s pins to find the exact location and depth of that moisture pocket.
- More utility
Using an all-in-one meter prepares you for a larger variety of tasks such as scanning moisture content in both flat surfaces and grooved or textured materials. For accurate readings, both would be done by two different meter types; whereas the all-in-one meter allows for more utility on the job.
Moisture Meter Technology
All-in-one moisture meters do have some limitations. Because they normally combine more features than a single-function meter, all-in-one meters may be rquire a higher learning curve for new users to become comfortable with the meter.
Below are a few features of some Delmhorst’s all-in-one moisture meters:
TotalCheck is a three in one moisture meter that allows you to store readings and download them to a spreadsheet.
- 5%-60% wood scale.
- Corrects for 69 individual wood species and temperature.
- 0-100 numerical reference scale for non-wood building materials.
- 0-300 numerical reference scale
QuickNav is an easy to use three in one moisture meter without storage or download capabilities. It offers all the versatility of a 3-in-1 moisture meter.
- Pin penetration depth of 5/16”
- Scan depth of ¾”
- Correction scales for wood and drywall
- Moisture range of 6-60% on wood and 0.1-6% on drywall
- Range of 0-300 numerical reference scale
- RH/T Range of 0-100% RH
TechCheck PLUS is a two in one meter.
- 0 .1% - 6% dry wall scale
- 6% - 60% MC wood scale
- Spanish language option
- Built in back-light
- Auto shut off
- Audible, adjustable alarm that alerts you when your pre-selected MC has been reached.
Making the Right Moisture Meter Choice
Choosing an all-in-one moisture meter is dependent on the project you are using the meter for. Delmhorst offers pin-type meters, pinless meters, thermo-hygrometers and various types of all-in-one moisture meters that are designed to handle a variety of project types.
You can learn more about the features and various packages Delmhorst offers in their types of restoration meters here.