• Ensure your meter is calibrated.
  • Account for the wood species being measured.
  • Set the correct depth setting if the meter has adjustable depth capabilities.
  • Take multiple readings across the surface to get a complete assessment of the wood’s moisture content.
  • Have at least a one-inch air gap underneath the wood being measured.
  • Only take measurements where the entire sensor plate can lay flat on the wood surface.
  • Press down on the moisture meter with the right amount of pressure.
  • Don’t take a reading where there is noticeable defect or knot.
  • Make sure there is no visible moisture or water on the wood surface.
  • Take good care of your meter.
  • Don’t ignore the manufacturer’s documentation.


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