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Forum topic by Joe posted 01-25-2011 08:09 AM 1361 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2011 08:09 AM

Hi Folks,

I received a “General” brand “Moisture Seeker” moisture meter for Christmas. It’s model number MMD4E. I’ve never used one of these before and I’m not sure if this one works or if I’m doing something wrong. It lights up and displays 0% but when I press the pins into some wood is just continues to read 0%. Occassionaly when I first turn it on and put it into wood it will quickly flash a reading before going to 0% but the value won’t stay on the screen and then it will never give another reading.

Am I doing something wrong?


-- Joe

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 06:55 AM

Does it have fresh batteries? Not the ones from the store that may have come with it but real fresh batteries?

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 10:48 AM

Some have an upper limit too. I think mine is about 50%, can’t remember.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 04:01 PM

Thanks to all who responded. Johathan hit the nail on the head. I was trying to check the moisture on the inside of a kitchen drawer which I finally got a reading on at right around 5%. When I tried checking wood in the shop I got readings every time – all of them well above 5%. I almost sent it back. Thanks again.

-- Joe

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