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Rapitest Damp Test Meter
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- Tests wood, plaster, brick and concrete
- Measures moisture levels
- Traces water leaks and seepage
- Checks surfaces are dry before painting and decorating
- Requires a PP3 or equivalent 9v alkaline battery (not supplied)
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We had recently had our caravan serviced and was told that our caravan was letting in some slight water.
They had done a damp meter test with a high end professional damp meter.
Although we had no doubts about the integrity of the caravan service department, we thought it would be a good idea to have one of our own in order to keep an eye on the situation ourselves after the problem was remedied.
This damp meter was spot on accurate, giving exactly the same results percentage as the service dept.
Highly recommended for those who want professional accuracy at a very low price.
So, to check this out I ordered this dampmeter. It is very light and requires a 9v battery. There are two buttons on the side, one to check that the battery is working and the other to use when you are testing for damp. In this case you just throw the second switch and press the two metal pins on the wall you wish to test. The meter indicates a percentage damp and there are 3 colour-coded regions. Green indicates normal (< 10% to 16%), Yellow indicates attention required (16 - 20%) and red indicates Action required (20-28%).
For the wall I needed to test, most of it was fine, although there was a small patch that was at the top end of the yellow scale. I also used it to test the cellar. There were some damp patches here as well.
This is a very useful tool to have to test the state of your own house, as you can probably find out where the water is coming in. I t is also particularly useful if you are thinking of buying a property, as you can easily test for dampness within a few minutes around all those places where dampness is likely. at under £15 it is reasonably cheap and well worth the money.
I would highly recommend this product.
Once found we had a very respectable builder that came out that had a much more expensive instrument.
When I compared the readings obtained to his instrument they were very close - not identical but within 5%. The experienced builder was very impressed with my little instrument and he felt that it offered good value for money.
It's easy to use and the results are obtained very quickly with repeat readings showing the same results with no variation.
I have since lent this to friends and family members and it has also helped them greatly.
This is a very good instrument.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has been very useful and accurate, would definitely recommend.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
had this for years and need a new one as cord has developed an issue.
WHY HAVE THEY STOPPED MAKING IT !!??