pinless moisture meters with drywall
September 10, 2009 2:18 PM Subscribe
How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall?
posted by j to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
We are contemplating buying an older house (1900's) in the Pacific Northwest with a finished basement. We realize moisture could be a problem and would like to purchase a moisture meter to keep an eye on it.
The meters with pins seem to work really well, but if we want to test the moisture in the basement often, then we would end up with little holes all over the drywall.
From google, it seems the more common use of moisture meters is for wood, not drywall, so it wasn't clear (to me), if a pinless one would give accurate results with drywall.
Does anyone have any first-hand experience using the pin meters vs pinless meters? How accurate are they in general? With drywall? Why wouldn't you purchase a pinless one vs. one with pins if they were equivalent?
Any other information about monitoring moisture inside of a finished basement would be greatly appreciated!