I want a damp meter!

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Just for checking the van out from time to time.

    I want a good non invasive one.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Ends of your fingers, or your nose!
     
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    dip your multimeter in a bowl of water of course.
     
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    I just borrowed one an hour ago. Was very impressed how it picked up on our little bit damp. Will need to find out the make of it as I think we will be buying one too.
     
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    thanks.. I practiced around the house and on bits of damp timber stored outside and in the shed..
     
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    I bought one of these after seeing it recommended on here. It seems to work OK but the sensor is on the back so Jim's is probably a lot easier to use in confined/awkward places.
     
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    Thanks to all! (y)
     
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    Found mine useful in the house. A replacement window fitting had damaged the membrane over the lintel and water was coming in . Now all fixed.
     
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    Ordered one yesterday, arrived today. Looks like a good bit of kit.

    As a guideline what sort of figures would we expect for:

    Fine
    OK but keep an eye on it
    Borderline
    Damp
    Wet
    Panic
     
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    Under 20 = OK
    20 to 50 = Damp
    Over 50 It's a boat, not a camper.
    Great bit of kit but remember, it measures cunductivity, so keep your fingers away from the ball in use.
    Readings will be affected by cables & metalwork etc. so practice a lot till you get the "feel" of it.
     
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    Thanks (y)
     
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    as @jay said..

    look for changes rather than set readings.. do an annual check and compare to previous readings..

    as said you will get a 'feel for it'..
     
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    Just purchased one of these; currently cheapest I've seen for a while - £49 inc P&P
     
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    I don't believe it, bugger and all that.

    Thought I would give the van a good going over with my new meter :) "as above link"

    3 inch circular damp patch discovered at one of the awning connection points. The main benefit I have now found with this type of meter, is that it is possible to constantly track the readings as the ball is moved over the test area. This allows the damp area to be quite accurately plotted which is not possible with a pin type.

    Thanks ScotJimland for link; £49.00 well spent and recommended.
     
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    My CEM non contact moisture meter DT 128 arrived today.....I have been practicing and this seems like a good bit of kit....thanks to all who contributed...Mike
     
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    Damp?

    Damp meters?

    Never used one on my vans, ever.

    What I don't know, I don't worry about.

    Worry would damage me more than a bit of moisture!


    JJ :cool:
     
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