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Great value for money and well made too
on 2 August 2014
I got one of these moisture detectors to help me trace the extent of the large damp patch that goes a foot above the skirting board on two walls or our house above the cellar and rises 6 foot in one corner. After taking the paper off, I expected to see water marks but there was nothing. Taking several readings from the skirting upwards allowed me to find the limits of the damp area and so knock off the necessary plaster. The unit itself is simple to use and has the scale printed on the rear. Its not a 0 - to 100% scale, It measures in 'real' terms with 33% being the most damp that masonry can be. It splits it into 3 stages: 0 - 8% is Low Moisture, 8 - 17 is 'medium and 17 - 33% is high. I decided anything over Low needed attending to.
The unit itself is sturdy, the 2 test prongs are quite wide and strong enough to push into new plaster with a slight rocking action. It does a self test a switch on, you choose wood mode or masonry mode and it also has an auto shutdown to stop you wasting the battery. A great bit of kit for the money. It arrived a couple of days after I paid for it too.