The PK probe and cable system is designed to monitor places that would be otherwise unreachable. For example, studs in a crawl space or structural lumber in a roof or the middle of a lumber charge in a hot dry kiln,
The package S-11 consists of:
- mini-Ligno S/DC moisture meter
- 1 pair of PKB Probes
- 1 cable PK-mini 6 ft long
- optional set of cables and probes 1, 3 or 5
mini-Ligno S/DC: The moisture meter of your choice, the mini-Ligno S/DC has a measuring range for wood of 6-45%. The moisture meter is set up for softwood, hardwood and panel products plus drywall and wall boards even concrete with the built-in reference scale. A good choice for lumber drying (wide moisture range) and a good choice for building and house maintenance (with calibrations for drywall and other building materials).
PK probes and cables have been used to measure lumber inside dry kilns for over 50 years . PK probes can also be used when monitoring structural wood in buildings up to 2 3/4″ deep. A series of moisture measurements can be obtained from multiple probes in different locations or at different depth levels. Cables are standard 6ft long, but can be custom-cut upon request up to 25 ft long.
All probes have a hole in the head for pushing a 4 mm banana plug through. This is a fail-proof connection. The probes have teflon-coated shanks, which insure that moisture is measured where the tip of the PK probe is and measurements are not affected by surface moisture. Probes are inserted into pre-drilled holes and are set and removed correctly with the Pulling Tool.
All PK probes are made out of stainless steel to withstand the harsh conditions in a kiln. They can be re-used for many drying cycles. Using the pulling tool will help to set and remove probes without any damage.
PK probes can be used in many materials other than wood, such as concrete, brick, tile, roofing. They monitor changes in moisture content at the depth where the tips of the probes are placed. PKB probes are standard with S-11 Package.
PKA: measuring depth 1/2″ (1.2cm) 4/4 lumber
PKB: measuring depth 3/4″ (1.9cm) 6/4 lumber
PKC: measuring depth 1″ (2.5cm) 8/4 lumber
PKD: measuring depth 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) 12/4 lumber
PKE: measuring depth 2 3/4″ (7cm)
Measurements from PK probes can be obtained with handheld moisture meters and data loggers:
- Lignometer K or Ligno-VersaTec
- mini-Ligno MD/C, S/DC, DX/C
- MC Tracker data logger
- wireless transmitters
Cables: The PK-mini cables have 4mm plugs on one end to fit PK probes and 2mm plugs on the other end to fit the mini-Ligno S/DC. The PK-mini cable is made with a pair of teflon-insulated, twisted, shielded wires for reliable transfer of measurements and to be heat resistant.
The cables included in the S-11 package are 6ft long. Upon request we can supply longer cables, please call customer service at 800-227-2105 for a quote.
- Add depth-slide-hammer electrode E12 and mini-BNC cable to spot-check wood anywhere at any time. Pins are available for core measurements up to 2″ deep.
- Add electrode E14-m for measuring wood, even extremely hard wood up to 1/2″ deep , also for checking moisture problems around the house, floors, walls, ceilings, roofs with pins up to 7″ long.
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