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EXTECH Moisture Meter M02106/15
Hello group it's been a while. I bought a EXTECH M0210 moisture meter about a year and a half ago. Whenever I stick the prongs in newly arrived wood to the shop or wood that been in my shop for years including benches and work tables I always get readings from about 11% to 13%. Yes I have the switch set to WOOD and not to BUILDING materials.
Now with all the above said I have manufactured raised panel doors, entry and exterior doors and tons of other projects without any cracking at all even with moisture readings mentioned above.
So what do you guys think? Is this something normal?
You know it's funny, when I set the switch on building materials I get those nice low readings every woodworker loves.
This sounds questionable.
Do you get a reading when it is not in wood?
Get someone with another meter and see what readings they get.
Or get a 120 meg ohm resistor and see if it reads 12% MC. And 2 meg ohm reads 20% MC. Then get an oven-dried piece and see if it reads under 6% MC.