When using the Tramex Moisture Encounter 5, the ME5, it is important to be aware that metal can cause false positive readings if within the meter's depth of field.
In this video, we show how when taking moisture readings on drywall, one common place you will encounter false positive readings is the metal-wrapped corner beads.
Other metals such as nails, screws, and metal framing (any metal) will cause the meter to give false indications.
Knowing your meter and how it works helps to provide accurate readings.
When using the Tramex Moisture Encounter 5, the ME5, in different building materials it's good to know how metal can affect your readings.
So, we're going to test the drywall here for moisture and I have the meter set on the drywall setting. So you see I'm getting a reading here of about 10 on the comparative scale, and as I slide the meter over here to the corner you see I get a false positive reading where the needle is buried. And that's because of the metal on this corner bead, so the meter will give a false positive from any metal that it comes in contact with. So, again here you see the regular reading is about 10 on the comparative scale I hit some metal and I get a false positive spike.
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