moisture meter

Wood Dr

Preparation for moisture meter use

Q. We have a pin-type moisture meter with a hammer probe connected with wire to our instrument. Sometimes when I take this into the kiln to measure the moisture, the lowest reading I can get is 12 percent MC. Any ideas why?

Plant Production & Software

Metering Moisture in Wood Products

It is not enough to use lumber at 6-8% moisture content when producing cabinets and furniture. Lumber interacts with the surrounding air so a product may not stay within that range if the surrounding relative humidity is not kept between 30-50% at around 70F. Changes in moisture content are often accompanied by shrinking, warping and cupping.