Long-Probed Wood Moisture Meter
I am following up on a previous question concerning a potential moisture problem in a sill beam and it was recommended that I use a wood moisture meter with a long probe to check to see if there is a to high moisture level in the sill beam. I have not had any experience with moisture meters and I would like to know how I should go about testing the sill beam. I ordered a moisture meter on Amazon. It is a GM620 Digital adjustable detector moisture detector for wood, building materials, firewood, paper and flooring. It also shows a set of long probes. I can reach the sill beam along its entire length and I guess what I’m trying to understand is what do I need the long probes for? is that just a question of being able to make contact with the beam? The thickness of the beam is most likely 6″ to 8″ in width and 10″ to 12″ in height. I assume I do not want to drill into the beam.
Thank you, Kevin
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