BYK Moisture Meters
The BYK m series of moisture meters are compact and affordable options for measuring moisture in wood and building materials. Moisture can play a factor in coating failure, so it is crucial that it is checked. The BYK moisture meters are compact tools that can easily go into any tool bag or QC kit. They are perfect for checking moisture content on most hygroscopic building materials such as wood, plaster, masonry, gypsum, and concrete.
The BYK m series moisture meters are two-pin type penetration meters. This means that they operate by using electrical resistance. When the pins are pushed into the surface an electrical charge is sent between them. If there is moisture it will conduct substantially better, then the dry substrate and be indicated on the screen.
There are two BYK moisture meters available:
BYK m100: The BYK m100 has an extremely compact easy carry design. It features things such as replaceable electrode pins, bright backlit display, auto shutoff, and air temperature measurements. It is perfect to keep in the tool bag since it does not take up much space. It has 2 built in scales one for wood and one for building materials.
BYK m200: The BYK m200 has a compact easy carry design. It features things such as replaceable electrode pins, bright backlit display, auto shutoff, and air temperature measurements. It has 8 built in scales including multiple wood and building material scales. This allows it to have an increased accuracy. The m200 is also compatible with the optional hammer probe found here. The hammer probe allows for the pins to be drove into the surface easier.
There is an optional hammer probe available for the m200 which allows for the pins to be inserted easier. This is due to a weight that the user can hammer down onto the pins. Replacement pins are also available.
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