The K24-M: Two electrode package for versatile usage. The electrode E12 is mainly used to measure wood, wood floors and subfloors, even without removing the floor planks. The electrode E14-V is used for all other measurements necessary to detect, evaluate and repair moisture damage in buildings.
The package K24-M consists of:
- Lignometer K
- Electrode E12 with 1 pair each DA and DZ pins
- BNC Cable for E12
- Electrode E14-V with cable
- EG pins, teflon-coated 3/4″ depth
- Case M
The Lignometer K incorporates reliability, calibration accuracy and ease-of-operation with over 150 individual wood species corrections, a wide measuring range 5-99% and built-in wood temperature corrections. Unsurpassed accuracy is guaranteed even in the critical range below 8%. The Lignometer K has proven to perform well in rough mill environments with day-to-day usage.
A BNC connectors is installed in the top of the meter for pin electrodes and for in-kiln or extension cables (with Adapter H) is installed in the top of the meter.
Electrode E12: The E12 is designed to measure from the surface to 2″ deep (with DB pins). All E12 pins are insulated and measure only at the tip. The slide hammer helps inserting and removing the pins. As pins are hammered into the material, consecutive readings show the moisture distribution within the material at every depth level the pins are driven to. The ability to measure a moisture gradient is one of the main reasons for our customers to use the electrode E12.
Wood: Taking numerous readings at different depths, indicate if a moisture gradient exists or if the wood is dry throughout the core. Making sure wood is evenly dried is the best assurance for quality wood products. The thicker the wood, the more important core readings become. When inspecting wood floors, using the E12 gives you a tool to assess moisture distribution through floor planks into the sub floor without having to remove any floor planks. No other tool can achieve the same measuring accuracy at a defined depth.
Lumber: Using the slide-hammer electrode E12 is the industry standard when drying lumber. It is important to be able to measure surface and core moisture at any stage of the drying process to avoid degrade during drying and to find out when the lumber is evenly dried at the end of a kiln charge.
Restoration: The moisture in structural components even behind wall coverings can be checked with the electrode E12. When assessing water damage, the pins of the E12 can be driven to different depth levels and thus indicate how far water has been absorbed or if there is still residual moisture inside the structure after drying. Insulated pins can measure dry material behind wet surfaces.
The electrode E12 comes with 1 pair each of 1″ pins and 1 pair of 1.5″. The 2″ long pins need to be ordered separately.
E12 pins are teflon coated to only measure at the tip and come in three sizes:
– DZ Pins insulated, measuring depth 1”
– DA Pins insulated, measuring depth 1.5”
– DB Pins insulated, measuring depth 2” (order separately)
When the electrode E12 cannot reach the areas to be tested or when it is too cumbersome to work with the E12 electrodes, use the Electrode E14-V with EG pins.
Electrode E14-V allows measuring moisture on any surface up to 3/4″ deep with insulated pins EG. In addition, the short handle and light weight allow for ease of operation. The slim shape allows for measuring close to pipes, below window sills, in wall corners, places where round electrodes or built-in pins from moisture meters cannot reach. With the E14 you can track moisture wherever it hides. Adding the 7″ long EL pins lets you reach through insulation or under baseboards into structural components. Great for EIFS inspections.
The knob at the end of the handle can be removed and replaced by a paint brush handle or broom stick. Using the extension handle allows you to keep a safe distance from mold infested areas and still be able to get reliable measurements. Extending the handle with a broom stick makes measuring carpets and carpet padding easy without crouching down. Ceilings can be checked for moisture leakage without a ladder.
Pins measure only at the tip. EG and EL pins are teflon coated up to the electrode handle. Moisture from a wet surface is never picked up, even if the pins are pushed all the way into the material.
Electrode and pins are very sturdy and allow hard pounding to insert the pins into hard materials. Works for strand bamboo as well as hard and cementitious panel products.
Electrode E14-V with BNC cable and 1 pair EG pins are included in the package K24-M.
If you want a pin and pinless meter, choose package V24-M with the Ligno-VersaTec meter.
For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.
Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,
Email: sales@Lignomat.com, www.Lignomat.com