The V2-KM package offers four measuring technologies to detect moisture levels within the building envelope, including measurements of concrete slabs in preparation for installing resilient floor coverings. Also used when inspecting floor covering failures. Great flooring moisture meter.
- Pinless mode: Materials can be checked fast and easy, scanning along the surface.
- Pin measurements: The E12 electrode is used for in-depth measurements
- In-situ probe testing: Included are standard accessories for in-situ moisture testing of concrete slabs.
- Thermo-hygrometer: With RH BluePeg probe and RH adapter, the VersaTec can be used as a precision, fast-acting thermo-hygrometer.
The package V2-KM consists of:
- Ligno-VersaTec moisture meter
- Electrode E12 with 1 pair each DA and DZ pins
- BNC cable
- Case M
RH in-situ / Hygrometer parts
- 1 or 5 or 10 BluePeg Probes (Choose an Option)
- RH Adapter
- 10 Sleeves with caps
- RH-Cable for in-situ probes
- RH-Vacuum Attachment
The Ligno-VersaTec is the most advanced meter among Lignomat’s flooring moisture meters for pin-pinless-RH measurements. Features are the wide moisture range and more than 170 correction settings for measuring domestic and tropical wood species, OSB and other panel products, bamboo, gypsum and different types of wall boards. Relative scales are included for concrete, cementitious materials, plastics, insulation… for the floor installer, inspector. Ligno-VersaTec is for all industries, where moisture measurements are an integral part of everyday decision making
The meter by itself provides for dual-depth pinless measurements. Connectors for pin electrodes and RH cables or RH adapter are installed in the top of the meter.
– BNC connector for electrode cables and in-kiln, remote cables with Adapter H
– 3.5mm stereo jack to connect RH cable or RH adapter.
Two measuring plates for pinless dual-depth mode are mounted on the back of the meter.
Package includes E12 pin electrode and accessories for measuring RH/T ambient conditions and in-situ concrete moisture testing
The Ligno-VersaTec meter by itself allows fast and easy measurements of flat surfaces 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep. Percent values corrected for wood species and product are indicated for all wood species, OSB and other panel products, engineered floors, bamboo and drywall. Relative scales are for all other materials including concrete. If the material is not flat, or measurements should reach deeper or you need to find differences between surface and core moisture, the Electrodes E12 or E14V can be used to accomplish those tasks.
In-situ Probe Testing of Concrete
The V2-KM flooring moisture meter package contains accessories needed for RH testing: 1 RH Bluepeg probe (option 5 or 10 RH probes), 10 sleeves with caps, 1 RH-CC cable and 1 brush (drill bit is not included). Design of equipment and test procedure are governed by the ASTM standard F2170. Lignomat’s RH BluePeg system complies with the latest F2170 standard.
After drilling, cleaning and setting the sleeve, the RH BluePeg probe easily drops into the sleeve. The cap fits perfectly and is as flat as can be. The cable connection is provided by a simple, fail-proof 3.5mm stereo plug. No pin alignment of the cable needs to be fitted and no set-up of the meter is necessary. The meter switches into RH mode as soon as an RH cable is connected. Plug in and read, that’s what our customers like.
The display shows the measured value and the RH Probe number. The RH probe number is an individual number 1-999 to allow keeping track of probe location and probe performance.
To activate the RH thermo-hygrometer mode, plug the RH Adapter into the RH BluePeg probe, next the RH Adapter can be plugged into the stereo connector at the top of the meter. Instead of using the Adapter RH, the 6 ft RH-CC cable included in the package can be used for remote measurements (any stereo cable could be used).
As soon as the connection is established, the Ligno-VersaTec is in RH mode. When the READ button is depressed, the meter immediately indicates the relative humidity. The up or down keys allow recalling the values for ambient Temperature, Dew Point Temperature and Grains Per Pound.
Specifications RH BluePeg: +/-2% (10-90%), +/-3% below 10%, above 90%
T: +/- 0.5°F (32-120°F) , +/- 1°F (5-32°F and 120-160°F) Response time 8 sec.
Resolution for RH and T: 0.1% and 0.1°.
Depth Measurements with Electrode E12
The ability to measure a moisture gradient and to measure deeper (2″ with DB pins) is one of the main reasons for our customers to use the E12, even though the VersaTec offers a pinless mode for 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep measurements. For flooring applications, moisture problems can be avoided when the wood, wood floors, subfloors and the concrete underneath have been confirmed to be dry. Subfloors can be measured through the floor planks making it a great flooring moisture meter. For restoration applications, the electrode E12 can find moisture within the building structure, even behind wall coverings.
The Electrode E12 is designed to obtain measurements at the depth the pins are driven to, from the surface up to 2″ deep. The slide hammer helps inserting and removing pins. All E12 pins are insulated and measure only at the tip. Moisture evaluation at its best.
Measuring: As the pins are hammered into the wood, consecutive readings show if wood is dry throughout the core or if a moisture gradient exists. The thicker the wood, the more important core readings become. No other tool can achieve the same measuring accuracy at a defined depth.
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 a wet surface.
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)
- Add inspection electrode E14-V for assessing moisture conditions in walls, ceilings, roofs… , choose package V24-KM
- Add concrete electrode E16 to obtain instant concrete measurements up to 7″.
Electrode E14-V is added for inspection jobs, where drywall and other relatively soft materials can be measured with EG pins 3/4″ deep and EL pins 7″ deep (predrilling holes may be necessary). Because of the sturdiness of the E14-V / EG pins can be hammered into wood even very hard wood up to 1/2″ deep, as well as strand bamboo, hard panel products and cementitious materials. Since there is no mechanism to extract the pins, the measuring depth in hard materials should not exceed 1/2″.
Electrode E16 is added for instant measurements in hard building materials such as concrete, brick, stone, tile. Predrilling holes may be required. Advantage is that the result of the measurement is instantly available. For measurements at different depth levels, comparing values indicates if a moisture gradient exists. For measurements in different locations, areas of high and low moisture distribution can be determined. With EL pins up to 7″ deep.
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