Package KPP-M


The professional package KPP-M is used by inspectors, contractors and restoration specialists, anyone who needs to investigate moisture conditions in floors, walls, roofing materials and structural elements in the building envelope. With the three electrodes you always have the right tool for the task at hand.


Lignometer K features Lignomat’s most advanced pin measuring technology with a wide moisture range, over 150 individual correction settings and built-in wood temperature corrections for hot and cold lumber. Delivers outstanding reliability, great measuring accuracy and stable calibrations.

Using Electrode E12 allows accurate surface and core measurements with insulated pins up to 2″ deep. The industry standard for quality control in wood, wood floors and structural lumber. The slim Electrode E14-V is designed to measure hard to reach corners, under base boards, around window frames. Handle is extendable to reach ceilings and floors easily. Using Electrode E16 allows measurements in hard building materials such as concrete, tile, or stone.

Item Number: KPP-M

Starting at $608.00

Product Description

Package KPP-M

The KPP-M: Multi-purpose package includes the Lignometer K and 3 electrodes. The electrode E12 is mainly used to measure wood, wood floors and subfloors, even without removing the floor planks. The slim shape and long pins of the electrode E14-V used during inspections to measure in corners, under baseboards, around window sills, behind wall cavities, places which cannot be reached with other round electrodes. The electrode E16 is for measuring hard building materials such as concrete, brick, tile or grout.

The package KPP-M consists of:

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The Lignometer K incorporates 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. Reliability, calibration accuracy and ease-of-operation.

A BNC connector 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. 

Calibration Consistency: The Lignometer K has proven to be a trustworthy meter. The circuitry has been designed to be stable in extreme ambient conditions. The calibration is checked before each measurement and if necessary, automatically adjusted. These “background checks” before measurements assure calibration consistency for every reading for Lignomat’s K meter. Manual re-calibration by the customer is not necessary. Lignomat offers an external calibration check block TP to confirm the accuracy 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.

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 electrodes E14-V or E16. 

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 KPP-M.

Available pins for E14:
EG pins teflon coated, measuring depth 3/4″
EL pins teflon coated, measuring depth 7″
EC 5/8″, EA 7/16″, EV 3/16″, un-coated

For building materials with electrodes E16:

Electrode E16: The electrode E16 is used mainly to measure hard building materials, such as concrete slabs, brick walls, tile. The electrode can be also used when the distance or the angle between the 2 measuring pins need to be changed. Standard distance between pins is 1 1/4″.

The electrode E16 consists of two separate posts. Each post is 2″ long with a ball head. The cable is connected through a hole in the post using a 4mm banana plug. The bottom of the posts have threads for the pins. An assortment of pins is available with lengths from 3/16″ to 7″ (Pins EG, EL and EC, EA, EV). Tapping on top of the ball head with a mallet or hammer will drive pins into the material. Pre-drilling holes maybe required for deeper measurements.

We recommend a distance of 4″ (10cm) between the pins for measuring cementitious materials including concrete. Cementitious materials have a very low electrical resistance compared to wood and tend to give high values, therefore changing the distance allows a wider moisture range.

Measurements obtained from concrete or cementitious materials are not true percent values. They only can be used as reference numbers or comparative readings. Comparative measurements become meaningful, when a dry (wet) sample piece of the material is available. Measurements can then be compared to the moisture value for dry (wet).

Using the Lignometer K with the Electrode E16 gives immediate results when measuring concrete. The measurements can show areas of high and low moisture. If measurements are taken with the EL pins at different depth levels, the moisture profile of the slab becomes obvious. However, it cannot replace the in-situ probe test or the Calcium-Chloride test which allow to determine, if a wood floor can be installed.

Available pins for E16:
EG pins teflon coated, measuring depth 3/4″
EL pins teflon coated, measuring depth 7″
EC 5/8″, EA 7/16″, EV 3/16″, un-coated

EC pins are included in package KPP-M

Add-ons for KPP-M package:
– Pins #EL 7″ for E16
– Electrode E14-m
Cables to monitor drying-out after water damage or to monitor remote inaccessible areas. 

For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.

Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,

Package Includes

Lignometer K

Pin mode. Meter comes with a BNC connection for external electrodes or in-kiln cables. Manual, laminated species card, battery and a pouch with belt loop. Pin mode.

The Lignometer K has 150 individualized correction settings for domestic and tropical wood species, bamboo, gypsum and wall boards (water resistant, interior and exterior). Wood temperature corrections are built-in.

Electrode E12

Electrode is equipped with a slide hammer to insert and extract the teflon-coated pins. A BNC connector is mounted at the electrode head to connect the cable.
Incl. 1 pair each DA pins (1.5″) and DZ pins (1″ measuring depth)

Electrode E14V

The slim E14-V is designed to measure hard to reach problem areas fast and easy. Teflon-coated pins measure only at the tip.
Handle can be extended. With 3ft long cable to fit Ligno-VersaTec and Lignometer K.

Inc. 1 pair EG pins for 3/4″ measuring depth.

Electrode E16

Used in construction, restoration, building surveillance and the hardwood flooring industry. Tapping on top of probes will drive pins into the building material. Pre-drilling holes may be required for concrete, brick, etc.

Incl. 1 pair EC pins (uncoated).

BNC Cable

Cable connects Electrode E12 to
Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec
standard length 3ft, optional 6ft

BNC-E16 Cable

Cable connects Electrode E16 to
Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec
standard length 3ft, optional 6ft

Case M

The black hard-shell case comes with a handle and a foam insert for protection. Designed to fit meter and Electrode E12 and Accessories.