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Rapitest Damp Test Meter

4.2 out of 5 stars 251 customer reviews
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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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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number RAPDTM118
Item Weight82 g
Product Dimensions16 x 27.3 x 4.5 cm
Item model numberRAPDTM118
Voltage9 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Weight80 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB0001P0JZU
Best Sellers Rank 51,864 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available11 Jan. 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Rapitest damp test meter

This Electrical Detector assesses levels of dampness in wood, plaster, walls, and foundations.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Damp Test Meter
  • 1 x Probe
  • 1 x Operating instructions




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    Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    Verified Purchase
    This worked perfectly and was extremely accurate.
    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.
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    Verified Purchase
    I bought this dampmeter recently after we had some building work done recently. There was some white stuff on the outside of the new plaster and I suspected that there was some damp because the work hadn't been done properly.

    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.
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    Good litle meter for testing damp. Ideal for personal use, probably not robust enough for builders. We are going to buy a second one for our property business.
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    Excellent product, got this to test 'buy to let' property. Really does the job at a quarter of the cost of a semi pro meter. Made a protective cover from an old MP3 player in case I dropped it.
    I would highly recommend this product.
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    This product has done all that I expected. I bought it to check for the location of damp in our caravan - I knew it was damp in some places but wanted to get a better idea of how far the damage had spread. This Meter confirmed the worst places, identified places I did not suspect and confirmed the limit of the damage. I decided to attempt the repairs myself and the Meter has proved to be correct in that I have been able to limit my remedial work to the required locations. The two prong probe is at the end of an extending cable - this makes it easy to push the prongs into tight corners and still read the Meter. I find the needle/scale reading to be easy to understand rather than to guess the frequency of bleeps from an audible unit. In use you need to ensure that you do not get false readings from hidden nails or other conductive materials. Very pleased - would have given 5 stars if the illustration had shown the probe and cable that comes with this Meter. Remember to buy a battery!!
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    This is a product that 'does what it says on the tin'. It is simple and easy to use, with clear indication of results. Much more effective than a buzzer as it shows the degree of dampness on a scale of 0 -10 as well as low medium and high colour warnings levels.
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    Verified Purchase
    I bought this to test for damp in some caravans I was looking at buying. I'm very glad that I did as the first one I looked at had damp all around one side of the front window. I would never have spotted it using the naked eye, so this has potentially saved me thousands of pounds!
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    By PPS076 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 May 2015
    Verified Purchase
    We bought this on Amazon as we were interesed in knowing which areas of the house had dampness issues.

    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.
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