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Moisture Meter Assistance Needed Southern California

On the 20th I'm flying to California to look at some boats. I would love to have a meter to take with me to help with the choices. However I just remembered about the meter thread today. I called the place in Canada about getting a CT33 fedex'd to my buddy in LA but they said with cutoms the fastest it would get there is 5 days. They mentioned using JR Overseas but they want $325 for it. I hate getting ripped off like that.

So, is there somebody in SoCal that could either sell, rent, or loan their meter to me for the week. I've got around ten boats I'd like to check out. I'm coming into LAX on the 20th and leaving on the 26th. I'll drive to just about anywhere in Ventura, LA, Orange or San Diego counties to make this happen.

Also, if there is some other type of Meter sold by a different company that would work as well. Feel free to let us all know.

I can be reached at bassviking )at( yahoo dot / com

Thanks in advance for any help you can send my way.
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I'd imagine that one could be bought in the USA.... Did you try eBay..

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You can probably find a moisture meter at places that sell mainly cement products, or they can tell you where you can get one. An equipment rental business might have one.
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I'd imagine that one could be bought in the USA.... Did you try eBay..
No, not legitimately. JR Overseas has the exclusive rights to the Electrophysics meters here in the US and the CT-33 has to be purchased and shipped from Canada if you want one..

A MM is not an item I would feel comfortable buying used...

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You can probably find a moisture meter at places that sell mainly cement products, or they can tell you where you can get one. An equipment rental business might have one.
They won't do you much good without a conversion scale for fiberglass and the reading won't tell you much if you don't have a the translation as to what it means on that particular meter.

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JR Overseas must have an eBay presence then...cause I am pretty sure I saw one on eBay listed as NEW..

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No, not legitimately. JR Overseas has the exclusive rights to the Electrophysics meters here in the US and the CT-33 has to be purchased and shipped from Canada if you want one..

A MM is not an item I would feel comfortable buying used...

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JR Overseas must have an eBay presence then...cause I am pretty sure I saw one on eBay listed as NEW..

There are CT33's listed on ebay but they are from the Electrophysics Canada people.

If a loaner doesn't come through by mid-day I'll probably call up JR Overseas and have one sent out. It'll probably cost me twice as much as one from canada but as has been previously stated all it has to do is weed out one boat from survey to be worth the expense.
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One last reply to close it up.

I called JR Overseas to have one shipped out ASAP. They are out of them and will be until April. However she looked around and came up with a loaner. She is going to send this out to me in Long Beach to use while I'm there. She's even going to take it to the Post Office instead of having UPS pick it up. The Post Office will get it there by Monday (maybe tuesday) for under $15. UPS wanted $70 to air ship it there by Monday.

So for me even though the meter will cost me more in the end I will buy it from JR Overseas in April. She is definitely going out of her way to help me out and I do appreciate that and will spend a little extra for that kind of service.
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Excellent. I hope you ordered the calibration block.
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One last reply to close it up.

I called JR Overseas to have one shipped out ASAP. They are out of them and will be until April. However she looked around and came up with a loaner. She is going to send this out to me in Long Beach to use while I'm there. She's even going to take it to the Post Office instead of having UPS pick it up. The Post Office will get it there by Monday (maybe tuesday) for under $15. UPS wanted $70 to air ship it there by Monday.

So for me even though the meter will cost me more in the end I will buy it from JR Overseas in April. She is definitely going out of her way to help me out and I do appreciate that and will spend a little extra for that kind of service.

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