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Use of moisture meter

I have had one of the electrophysics ct33 meters as recommended on this forum for several years. I only use it on the deck and am pretty sure that if the meter shows wet near a stanchion and dry a couple feet away it is giving me some solid information.

I have never used it below the water line because of the copper in the paint.

Recently I saw someone use it on a wood sole. There was some obvious water damage near the edge of the sole. The meter showed wet near the edge and dryer near the middle.

Would you consider this real information. I worried about picking up a wire or other metal near the edge of the sole.
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Re: Use of moisture meter

Since measuring the moisture content of wood is one of the common uses for these meters, use on the sole would seem to be fine. Errors caused by nearby metal are always a concern with the pinless meters.
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