The cable/pin system allows monitoring for moisture changes during drying-out after water damage and for long-term leak surveillance. At any time, the meter can be used with the pin electrode E14-V to measure wood and other hygroscopic materials.
The package K4-10S consists of:
- Lignometer K
- Electrode E14-V
- 1 adapter H
- 1 set of screws with washers
- 1 LP-H cable
Option: 1, 3, 5 sets of cables and screws
- Case S
The Ligno-meter K is the most advanced meter among Lignomat’s pin moisture meters. Features are the wide moisture range and more than 150 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…
A BNC connector is installed at the top of the meter for cables from electrodes E12, E14, E16 and cables to monitor critical areas (Adapter H).
Pin measurements are possible anywhere with the electrode E14-V.
Easiest monitoring of moisture problem areas
Leaky roofs, wet crawl spaces, faulty installed windows, broken pipes, a cracked waterline behind a refrigerator can be a cause for moisture problems. Unnoticed moisture accumulations can have severe consequences, floor coverings are ruined, dry rot develops and structural components disintegrate. Monitoring can also be used to track the drying-out process after water damage has occurred.
System works well for short and long-term monitoring in buildings. Using extension cables has the advantage, that areas can be monitored, which are totally inaccessible after the walls are closed up. Measurements are obtained quickly by connecting the open cable end to the meter.
Monitoring: Measurements taken periodically from the same spot at the same depth will produce a series of truly comparable moisture percentages. The values show, if the drying-out process is proceeding as expected or if a new problem is occurring.
The LP-H cable has loops on one end to connect pins or screws and 4mm plugs on the other end to plug into the adapter H at the moisture meter. When using screws, the meter indicates the highest moisture value in the measured area between the screws. That could be at the surface or at the depth the screws have been set, because un-coated screws measure the wettest spot. Teflon-coated pins only measure at the tip, they will indicate a dry inside even if the surface is wet. Assortment of pins and cables.
Cables should be ordered long enough to keep the open cable-end in an easily accessible area, standard length is 3ft.
Measurements are taken by plugging the open cable-end into the adapter H and connecting the adapter H to the meter. If cables are already installed to monitor the drying-out process, they could be left in place for long-term monitoring.
For data logging moisture and humidity measurements automatically. we offer the
An assortment of pins is available for monitoring:
- off-the-shelf, stainless steel screws 1/2″
- EG pins, teflon-coated 3/4″
- EL pins, teflon-coated 7″, upon request EL pins can be shortened
Hardware to connect screws/pins to LP-H cables is included.
The LP-H cable connects the meter to all pins listed above. The cables in the K4-10S package have a standard length of 3 ft. Cables can be ordered in sets of 1, 3, 5. Longer cables are available upon request.
Electrode E14-V can be used for measuring moisture on any surface up to 3/4″ deep with insulated pins EG. In addition, the slim shape of the E14 allows checking tight places, around pipes, below window sills, in wall corners, places which cannot be reached easily with other hand probes. If the pins are hammered into the material, consecutive readings show moisture changes within the material at every depth level the pins are driven to. 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 paint brush handle allows to extend the reach. You can stay a 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.
EG and EL pins measure only at the tip. Because 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 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 V4-S.
- Add slide-hammer electrodes E12 for depth measurements in wood floors and structural lumber in the building envelope.
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.co