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Does applying Framesaver affect the Mdu Probe moisture readings?

Does applying Framesaver affect the Mdu Probe readings? Treatment affects moisture content measurement, but to varying amounts Framesaver does have an impact on moisture readings. This is due to the salt and other additives leaving a residue in the timber, … Continue reading

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How do you read the moisture?

How do you read the moisture? Once a Mdu Probe is installed, MDC connects an industry-standard resistance-based moisture meter (Protimeter Surveymaster) on resistance mode to read the moisture content of the timber at the location of installation. Share on Facebook

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How are the Mdu Probes installed?

How are the Mdu Probes installed? Mdu Probes are typically installed at the bottom of the wall, through the skirting boards. Other times Mdu Probes are installed through the cladding externally into links of the timber. Share on Facebook

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Where do you locate the Mdu Probes?

Where do you locate the Mdu Probes? The standard locations for Mdu Probes are in the accessible ‘risk points’ of a building – which are the areas typically most likely to experience mositure accumulation. These risk points are the same … Continue reading

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Where do you locate the Mdu Probes?

Where do you locate the Mdu Probes? The standard locations for Mdu Probes are in the accessible ‘risk points’ of a building – which are the areas typically most likely to experience mositure accumulation. These risk points are the same … Continue reading

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Why are Mdu Probes permanently installed?

Why are Mdu Probes permanently installed? In order to accurately pick up differences in moisture levels, all other variables must be controlled and reduced. Timber is non-uniform, and moisture readings can vary significantly depending on the contact and location of … Continue reading

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How many probes go into a typical house?

How many probes go into a typical building? Between 80-100 probes are installed into a typical building. Back to Article Share on Facebook

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What do the Mdu Probes look like?

What do the Mdu Probes look like? Mdu Probes are shaped similar to a pen with a flat end. After installation into a wall, a Mdu Probes look like shirt buttons on the skirting board. Their surface can be painted … Continue reading

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Why do some Mdu Probes get installed above the bottom plate?

Why do some Mdu Probes get installed above the bottom plate? There are a number of reasons why Mdu Probes are installed above the bottom plate. For example the wall may be partly block and the timber bottom plate is … Continue reading

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Why do Mdu Probes typically get installed into the bottom plate?

Why do Mdu Probes typically get installed into the bottom plate? Bottom plates are the building’s most common and accessible ‘moisture accumulation areas’ of a building. If excess moisture enters the building and does not leave, it will typically accumulate … Continue reading

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