Moisture Matters Blog

The Benefits of High-Quality Moisture Meters for Lumber Professionals

There’s a saying that a craftsman is only as good as their tools. While that may not be exactly true, it’s certainly a fact that the right tools are essential for anyone working in the lumber industry. One of those key tools is a moisture meter for dealing with the ... Read More

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Moisture Meter for Your Woodworking and Lumber Applications

Welcome to our third article exploring why a moisture meter is such an essential tool for anyone who works with wood. Accurately assessing the moisture content in lumber is one of the key steps to successful woodworking. We’ve already looked at what can happen when ... Read More

Choosing A Bluetooth-Compatible Moisture Meter: All You Need to Know

From agriculture to building inspection, we know there are multiple industries that call for a reliable and highly accurate moisture meter. By understanding moisture content, you can find out the best place to install fans and dehumidifiers or monitor crops closely to ... Read More

Technological Advances of The New Generation of Moisture Meters

Delmhorst Instrument Co. is proud to introduce its new Navigator™ family of moisture meters with its initial launch of the BDX-20 and BDX-30 -- the latest in the legacy “BD-series” pin meters. BD meters are known worldwide for their unmatched reliability and ease of ... Read More

The Advantages & Capabilities of the New Navigator™ Family of Moisture Meters

Is it time to update and improve the precision and ease of your moisture readings? Delmhorst Instrument Co.'s newest moisture meters offer quick readings, comfortable designs, and a wide range of programmable features. This exciting new family of meters is the product ... Read More

What Moisture Content is Safe for Your Building Materials

One of the most frequently asked questions the Delmhorst team fields about moisture content (%MC) and moisture measurement is: “What’s a safe moisture content for X?” where “X” is whatever type of building material the person is preparing to test. Read More

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood for DIY Projects

If you’re an intrepid do-it-yourself enthusiast getting ready to complete a major project that involves wood, it’s important to know how to measure the moisture content of that wood for your DIY project. Read More

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

6 of Our Most Frequently-Asked Questions On Hay Moisture Meters

Q: How Do Hay Moisture Meters Work? Hay moisture meters use the principle of electrical resistance to determine moisture content in different types of hay. Because moisture conducts electricity and dry hay acts as an insulator, wet hay will let electricity through ... Read More

How to Validate Your Moisture Meter Calibration On the Go

When you’re working with moisture meters on the job, you expect that the measurements you’re getting are as accurate as possible. A difference of a few percentage points in the moisture content of building materials such as wood, drywall, concrete, or insulation could ... Read More