Are the readings that I take with my Wagner Meters Handheld Moisture Meter affected by the temperature of the wood?

Unlike pin-type meters which require corrections for temperatures above or below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the readings on the Wagner Meters handheld moisture meter are essentially unaffected by the temperature of the wood. When the same wood is measured hours later, again with the Wagner Meters handheld moisture meter, the meter’s readings stay consistently the same, unless the wood continues to dry during the cooling process.

For frozen wood, as long as the moisture content of the wood you are measuring is below 15%, you can get reliable meter readings. When moisture content readings in frozen wood exceed 15%, you will need to make corrections.

Please visit Top 5 Differences between Pin and Pinless Moisture Meters for more information or call 1.844.829.3335 to talk to a professional.