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Accessorize It: Extending the Life of Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

There’s no doubt about it: investing in a moisture meter can be a big endeavor. Even though it is a worthwhile investment, that is frequently key to a project’s success, it’s still an investment. So how can you protect this investment? And are there other uses or applications for your moisture meter that can expand what you are able to do with it: more “bang for your buck,” so to speak?

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Using a Handheld Coating Thickness Gauge Can Make All the Difference

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Whether you’re creating packaging or coated paper or you’re electroplating, it’s vital that your product is made well, and coated correctly. Even in checking pipes, you want to be sure that they are properly coated to avoid disaster down the line. In each of these cases, a handheld coating thickness gauge can ensure that you are producing the highest-quality product with the lowest possible level of errors.

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Topics: Coating Thickness Gauge

Using a Moisture Meter to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

While hurricane season 2018 is in full swing, it’s time to stop and double check: Are you fully prepared for the next torrent of rain and gale force winds? Are your home and business ready?

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Moisture Meters Can Help When Buying or Selling Your Home

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

If you’re preparing to make a major move, you know that there is a lot to do to prepare whether you’re buying or selling. Even after an offer has been accepted, a lot rides on a successful home inspection before you meet at closing to sign all the paperwork and hand over the keys.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Common Misconceptions about Moisture Content in Concrete

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

If you’ve ever worked with concrete in a construction project, you know there are many “half-truths” about successfully working with the material. Concrete can be a bit of an effusive product to use. Everything from temperature to groundwater to air circulating above a concrete slab can affect the moisture content in concrete greatly, and the wrong moisture levels can prove disastrous in something like a newly laid floor.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

A How-to Guide for Cleaning Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 9, 2018

As with all major equipment and job-specific tools, there is a proper way to ensure that your moisture meter is properly cleaned and cared for, after each and every use. If you carefully maintain your test equipment, it will thank you with years and years of accurate readings and easy use. Here are a few pointers on how to care for your meter, and keep it clean and functioning for as long and you need your moisture meter.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Can a Moisture Meter Save You Money on the Construction Site?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Whether it’s the restoration of an old house or brand new construction, moisture poses a threat at every step. Not only is excess moisture in your building materials a headache, but it can actually be quite costly for you, particularly if materials need to be replaced or repairs need to be made.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Tips for Long-Term Grain Storage

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Sep 25, 2018

If you’re planning to store grain long-term, there are many things to take into consideration that aren’t necessarily an issue when grain is only being stored for a few months - like changing temperatures and humidity levels, for example. The biggest challenge with any long-term storage is moisture. How can you keep your grain from spoiling as a result of too much moisture? And how can too small of an amount of moisture impact your harvest?

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Measuring and Eliminating Moisture Content in Fresh Lumber

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

A truck that is hauling freshly felled logs, waiting to be dried and cut into lumber, is hauling almost as much water as it is wood and sometimes it's carrying even more water than wood!

Before it has been dried, approximately half the weight of lumber is made up entirely of its moisture content. Since wood expands and contracts with the amount of moisture it contains, it is vital to select and use wood that has been properly dried.

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Keeping Stored Grain Cool and Dry in the Heat of the Summer

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

You may have found it to be a true challenge to store grain through the summer if you don’t know all the tricks of the agricultural trade. Storing a large amount of grain is a big investment, and if the slightest thing goes wrong, it can mean a big financial loss for you.

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Topics: Seed and Grain Moisture Meter