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    General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    $9.98 General Instruments Moisture Meter At least for Zipcode 22030. Never know with Lowe's regional promotions.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    I've been meaning to buy a meter for years, but never seem to get around to it. At this price, I couldn't resist...though I'm a bit curious to see how accurate it is.

    So I just ordered one for pickup at my local store and within about 10 minutes they called to let me know it was at the customer service desk ready for pickup. Nice touch.
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    I saw this at my local Lowe's yesterday, but didn't buy it. Does ANYONE have any experience w/ this particular meter? $10 is a good price, IF the meter is worth it.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    I actually got one of these as a Christmas gift last year and finally got around to putting batteries a month or so ago. I've not used it much other than to verify that it worked. I tested it on some Cypress that's been in my garshop for a while now and the reading seemed to be in line with what I expected it to be. I don't have any other meter to compare it to so I can't attest to it's "accuracy" as compared to a more expensive unit. I'd be interesting in a side by side comparison if someone gets a chance for direct comparisons.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    West Raleigh Lowes still has some on the rack.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    It's $19.98 at the Lowes here in Washington.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieM View Post
    It's $19.98 at the Lowes here in Washington.

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    If you want one, order it on line for pickup at your local store. It still shows at $9.98 on their web site.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    Its 19.98 online here in Durham.
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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    Quote Originally Posted by buildintechie View Post
    Its 19.98 online here in Durham.
    Try searching on "moisture meter" That gets me the $9.98 price. However, if I search on item number 78059 it gets me the $19.98 price. I choose "moisture meter."

    This is with the "store locater" set to Lowes of South Durham.

    Must be more of that magic computer stuff (MCS).

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    I live between Greensboro and Kernersville. The prices online show $19.98 at Kernersville, and $9.98 at Greensboro.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    but isn't the accuracy of this unit listed at +/- 3% ????? It's probably ok for finding a leak, but that's about it. does it have a conversion for hardwoods, softwoods and drywall? certainly the resistances are different between these materials at different mc's?
    for someone who has this unit, how consistent are the readings day to day?

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    The lowes in Cary off walnut had 3 left when I dropped in this morning.

    The meter has a toggle to switch between wood and building material. Each setting has a different humidity range. A store bought wood baby gate that has been in my house for many months just read 6.3%.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    wouldn't a more relevant test range fall within 9-14% EMC? isn't the resistance curve asymptotic as mc approaches 6% for wood?

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedawg76 View Post
    wouldn't a more relevant test range fall within 9-14% EMC? isn't the resistance curve asymptotic as mc approaches 6% for wood?
    No clue. For $10, I'll be thrilled if it gives readings that are consistent, even if not entirely accurate.

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    Re: General Instruments Moisture Meter - Lowes $9.98 - Pin Type

    There are 10 at the Lowes in Mebane...well, 9 now.
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