Do you measure moisture at your job sites?
Taking frequent and accurate moisture measurements are a key component to installation success & avoiding callbacks. If the moisture content of the wood is not accurately monitored and reported, your customers may experience a range of issues including gapping, cupping, bowing, and finish adhesion problems.
To avoid these problems, it’s crucial to have a reliable tool that you can use to record wood moisture content (MC). Delmhorst is one of the leading brands in moisture meters, and their latest products—the JX-20 and JX-30—each offer a wide range of new and improved features to make it easy for you to take accurate measurements.
Delmhorst JX-20 and JX-30 moisture meters
Both the JX-20 and the JX-30 feature a large, custom display with auto backlight, which is easy to read in any lighting condition.
And since they’re small and come with a convenient carrying case, they are easy to transport and take with you to every jobsite.
Here are some other professional features built into both the JX-20 and JX-30 meters:
- On-screen reading statistics
- Wood temperature correction
- Internal calibration check
- Alarm set-point alerts user to selected MC level
- Auto-off timer
The JX-30 also features the Delmhorst EDGE™ app with expanded wood species (bringing the total up to 223), customizable settings, and the ability to share data from any location.
The EDGE™️ App available with the JX-30 also offers the following features:
- Timestamp and geotag so you can link data to a jobsite
- Data export to .csv format
- Save unlimited readings
- Customized LED ranges
- 223 available species
As you can see, either of these two moisture meters would make a great addition to any wood floor contractor’s arsenal.
Measuring moisture to prevent callbacks
Recording a floor’s MC at a jobsite is an important data point to have when completing any job, so you can prevent things from going wrong down the line. It also demonstrates a sense of responsibility and professionalism to your customers, not to mention preventing callbacks.
You should measure moisture when acclimating the wood and before you install it. A lot of factors go into determining the optimal MC for a given species and situation but generally, wood flooring installers typically want the moisture content of the wood flooring they are installing to be between 6% to 9%.
We also do our part at City Floor Supply by measuring wood MC when it arrives at our warehouse, and when we drop it off at your jobsite. We also take note of the relative humidity at the jobsite. We will alert you to any problems we notice upon delivery of our wood products.