The Surveymaster™ can help building professionals — such as contractors, surveyors, home builders and architects — assess building moisture levels during new build and refurbishing activities. Excessive moisture in buildings can lead to decay and deterioration of components and decorative finishes. Professionals involved with the identification, management and remedy of moisture need tools that help them to:
Protimeter moisture meters and hygrometers satisfy these requirements comprehensively. The Surveymaster™ is the preferred industry choice for surveying and investigating moisture in buildings.
|Two Operational Modes|
|This reliable moisture meter has two modes of operation — search and measure. These functions can help the user to distinguish sub-surface from surface moisture, essential information when trying to establish the extent and cause of a dampness problem.|
|Search Mode — Non-Invasive|
The search mode is used to assess the moisture level beneath the surface of solid walls and floors independently of surface conditions. The nominal depth of the measurement is 3/4 inch (19 mm); this depends onthe density and other characteristics of the material being measured. When held against the surface, as shown below, the instrument transmits a signal into the material. The relative moisture level is shown on the digital display and its moisture condition is shown on the accompanying scale of color-coded lights. This measurement presentation helps the user to:
Note: Metal additives in concrete can create false positive readings.
|Measure Mode — Pin-Type|
This mode is used to measure the moisture level at the surface and at incremental depth, when used with the auxiliary probes. Measure mode readings are precise and specific to the immediate area of contact of the electrodes. The actual moisture content of wood is shown on the digital display with the corresponding moisture condition shown on the accompanying scale of color-coded lights. Wood Moisture Equivalent (WME) values are shown for other non-conductive, porous building materials.
|Reference mode (Patent Pending)|
In both Pin and Search mode, GE’s patent pending Reference Mode can be used. Reference mode can be useful when trying to establish what materials are above or below a point of reference or dry standard.
Measure the dry standard or baseline material until the meter’s reading is stable then press for seconds. This will store the reading until the mode changes of the meter turns off. Now all readings taken after will be displayed as normal, but below you will see a second reading that shows you if the material is measured above or below the original reading.
|Rapid, non-invasive and pin moisture evaluation in building materials. Detects moisture directly in materialssuch as concrete and below wall and floor coverings such as tile, wood and vinyl|
|Display 1||Digital LCD backlit|
|Display 2||60 LEDs green (dry), yellow (at risk) and red (wet)|
|Depth of moisture||
|Case||Pouch with belt loop|
|Warranty||2 years on mechanical or manufacturing defects. Does not include wearing part or accessories.|
|Standard Supply||Instrument, 5 in (127 mm) deep wall probes, moisture probe, calcheck, 2 spare pins, pouch and instructions|
|Weight, Including Batteries||8 oz. (225 gm)|
|Dimensions||7.5 in x 2.75 in x 1.9 in (190 mm x 70 mm x 49 mm)|
|Battery||One 9 V 6F22R|
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