Large, custom display with auto backlight - easy to read under all conditions
Species/Materials download up to 15 into the meter out of 37 available
The powerful BDX-30 brings all the design elements and functionality of the BDX-20, and also introduces Bluetooth integration to the Navigator family with the Delmhorst EDGE app!This exciting addition to the meter enhances your ability to ensure precise readings from anywhere and export data including geotags and timestamps.The BDX-30 brings todays technology from the field to the office,making the most challenging project easier, more efficient, and most accurate.
Delmhorst BDX-30w/CS Moisture Meters Individual Instrument
- Delmhorst BDX-30 Moisture Meters
Delmhorst BDX-30w/CS Moisture Meters Behind The Wall Package Wood Flooring Package
- Delmhorst BDX-30 Moisture Meters
- 21-E electrode (3in penetration)
Delmhorst BDX-30w/CS Moisture Meters
- Delmhorst BDX-30 Moisture Meters
- 26-ES hammer electrode
Delmhorst BDX-30w/CS Moisture Meters Contractor/EIFS Package
- Delmhorst BDX-30 Moisture Meters
- 26-ES (and extra pins)
- 21-E electrodes
- HP-1 hole punch
- 608-001 (7in spares for 21-E)
- Carrying Case
- Delmhorst EDGE app with Bluetooth connectivity
- Large, custom display with auto backlight - easy to read under all conditions.
- Species/Materials download up to 15 into the meter out of 37 available
- MC range:
- 6%-60% Wood (Douglas Fir)
- 0.1% -6% Drywall
- 0-100 Reference scale
- Wood temperature correction (F/C)
- Alarm set point - alerts to user-selected MC level
- On-screen readings statistics High, Low, Average, Standard Deviation, Last 10
- Internal calibration check
- Pins/electrode correction (insulated or non-insulated)
- Integral contact pins max 5/16 penetration (use 2498/A-100)
- Compatible with any Delmhorst external electrode.
- Color-coded LEDs adjustable through EDGE app
- Multi-language - available fall 2021
- Sturdy plastic carrying case included
- Power 2x AA batteries Alkaline Energizer included
- Low Batt warning with audio
- Auto off timer. Set to 1m, 4m or 10m
- QR code on meter for easy access to support materials
- Size: meter only - 8.65in (2.2mm) x 2.85in (72mm) x 1.55in (39mm); in carry case - 9.5in (241mm) x 6.5in (165mm) x 2.5in (64mm)
- Weight: meter only - 0.4.5oz (1.3g); in carry case - 18oz (510g)
- 2-year warranty on manufacturers defects. Bonus extended warranty with on-line registration.
EDGE Bluetooth app features available with BDX-30 only
- List of meters saved readings with timestamp and geotag
- Graphical capability
- Data export to .csv full or selected data sets
- Save unlimited readings
- Access to expanded species/material selections
- Customize LED ranges
- Multi-languages in meter English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian
- Species sets for international species
- Use EDGE with smartphone or tablet.
Apple App Store
Accessories and Electrodes
An alternate to the 496 pin for the 26-ES, the 1849 is a 1 insulated pin with 1/2" penetration. The 1849 is suitable for wood up to 2" thick.
Delmhorst 2497/A-100 - pack of 24
Uninsulated pin and retainer with 5/16" penetration. Standard on all meters with built-in pins and the 2-E and 4-E electrodes. Used on wood up to 6/4 (1 ), concrete and gypsum.
Delmhorst 305RET-0021 - pack of 2
Retainer used to hold contact pins in place. Used with #608 and #608/001. Available in packs of 4 as 305RET-0021/4.
Delmhorst 632 - pack of 4
Retainer used to hold contact pins in place. Used with #496, #1849, and #A-111 pins. Available in packs of 4 as 632/4.
Delmhorst A-111- pack of 24
Another alternative to the 496, the A-111 is an uninsulated contact pin measures 1 7/16 and has 7/16" penetration. The A-111 is compatible with both the 26-ES and the 22-E, and its tapered point makes it easier to penetrate into hard surfaces. Can be used on wood up to 2" thick.
Makes pilot holes in stucco to reduce pin damage.
Moisture content standards are great for verifying that your Delmhorst moisture meter is in calibration. The MCS-1 can be used on any meter with a wood scale. With two electrical resistance values (12% and 22%) to test your meter against, you can be sure that your readings will stand up to the strictest standards of accuracy. The MCS-1 is also available with a letter of certification traceable to NIST.
Fitted with the same 5/16" penetration pins that are mounted on our pin type meters. This electrode is great for a variety of different applications
The 608 pins that come with the 21-E are insulated, except at the tips, and can reach a maximum penetration of 3-1/4".Great for use on roofs, insulation, or EIFS.21-E is also available as the 21-E/001 with 6" penetration, or as the 21-ET with a tapped handle for hard to reach areas.
Comes with A-111 uninsulated contact pins for 7/16" penetration. For use on plaster, masonry and wood. Will also accept 496, insulated pins; 1 1/16 penetration.22-E is also available as the 22-ET with a tapped handle for hard to reach areas
Blade type electrode for measuring of paper on skids. Blades are 5" long. Longer blades available on special order.
Makes moisture testing in hard to reach places a breeze. Simply attach any length metal probe to the alligator clips on the end of the 2-E/Split and test behind toe kicks, through drywall, or any other area where our standard length contacts pins arent long enough.
Why should i use a Moisture Meter
Home Inspectors, Pest Control Operators and EIFS inspectors know that Moisture intrusion is the single most important factor affecting the integrity of building structures. Delmhorst Instrument Company offers Moisture Meter packages specifically manufactured to meet the needs of inspectors. Proper use of a Moisture Meter allows the inspector to easily identify the source of Moisture and to locate areas in the building that have been affected by moisture.
How does a Moisture Meter work
There are two types of Moisture Meters typically used by the home inspector. Pin-type Meters, which utilize the principle of electrical resistance, use wood or other hygroscopic materials as an element in a circuit by driving two pins or electrodes into it.
Pinless Meters use radio frequency signals to penetrate the material being tested. There is no pin intrusion into the surface of the material you are checking.
Can i use a Moisture Meter to check for pest infestation
Yes -- a few Meter readings in key locations of the structure will quickly indicate if the areas are safe or in danger of infestation. We recommend using pin-type Meters for pest control applications as the best way to identify the exact point of infestation behind walls and ceilings. The key to finding hidden Moisture is to use an electrode with insulated contact pins. These pins read only at their un-insulated pin tips, allowing the contractor to drive the pins into material at different depths, noting readings at each level of penetration.
A pinless Meter is a good way to identify infested areas, as long as you do not have to penetrate into a hidden material.
At what level of Moisture does infestation or decay occur
Wood technologists and pest control experts agree that most fungi need at least 20% MC. Readings higher then 20% is susceptible to mold growth and decay. Readings in the 17%-20% are borderline and normally require further testing. On the other hand infestation can occur at much lower levels, especially in humid conditions. Old House Borer and Powderpost Beetles can attack wood that falls in the 12-13% range.
Which type of Moisture Meter works best for EIFS
To quickly identify wet areas, a pinless Meter is easy to use. Pinless Meters offer the convenience of testing a large area quickly, and help you determine if further testing is required in certain spots.
Pinless Meters read Moisture closest to the source of the magnetic field, in this case, at the surface. Most pin-less Meters read at a depth from 1/2" to 1". Moisture that resides in the substrate or insulation may go undetected without using a deep penetrating electrode. It is also important to remember that any metal or other conductive material behind the EIFS may give false readings.
A pin type Meter, on the other hand, is the best way to identify the exact location of Moisture in the substrate and framing. A pin-type uses two pins that penetrate into the building at the users desired depth. When insulated contact pins are used, only the uncoated tips are exposed to the wood fiber, providing an accurate reading of Moisture content at various levels of penetration. Pin-type Meters are the only instruments that allow the inspector to identify exact location of Moisture at a given point.
Many EIFS inspectors use both types of Meters. They can quickly identify problem areas using a pin-less Meter, and also use a pin-type Meter to identify exact location of Moisture in the wood substrate.
Where does most Moisture intrusion occur in eifs clad houses
Most Moisture intrusion occurs around windows, doors and any flashing. In many cases the Moisture intrusion is directly related to poor installation practices.
How can i find Moisture in the substrate or frame of the house.
The most effective way to check for Moisture in the substrate or frame is to us our 21-E electrode with 6" penetration pins. This method allows you to locate Moisture behind the EIFS without it having to be torn away.
How Do I Keep a Delmhorst Meter in Good Working Condition
Delmhorst Moisture Meters are well known for their ruggedness and ability to withstand years of rough handling. Like any testing instrument, a little care goes a long way toward trouble-free service:
- Store the Meter in clean, dry place
- Change batteries and pins as needed
- Keep the Meter and electrode clean by using any biodegradable cleanser sparingly on external parts only.
If you have any doubt about the working condition of your Meter, send it to Delmhorst. We can repair and re-calibrate your instrument to its original standards and return it to you quickly.
Why should I use a moisture meter for a water-damaged structure
The only way to be sure you are properly drying a structure after water damage is to monitor the drying process with a moisture meter. Even if you have the most advanced drying equipment, you cannot be sure they are working effectively without the use of a moisture meter.
How does a moisture meter work
There are two types of moisture meters typically used in the restoration industry. Pin-type meters, which utilize the principle of electrical resistance, use wood or other hygroscopic materials as an element in a circuit by driving two pins or electrodes into it.
Pinless meters use radio frequency signals to penetrate the material being tested. There is no pin intrusion into the surface of the material you are checking.
What type of meter works best for water-damaged structures
To quickly identify wet areas in walls and floors, pinless meters are easy to use. They offer the convenience of testing a large area quickly, and help you determine if further testing is required in certain spots.
A pin type meter, on the other hand, is the best way to identify the exact location of water damage behind walls, in sub-floors, or in any other area where moisture may be hidden behind another surface. The key to finding hidden moisture is to use an electrode with insulated contact pins. These pins read only at their un-insulated pin tips, allowing the contractor to drive the pins into material at various depths, noting readings at each level of penetration.
When do I check the moisture of a structure
As soon as you arrive at a job-site. It is crucial to check moisture levels in both water-damaged areas and areas that were not exposed to water. This enables you to establish a benchmark or target moisture level to reach at the end of the drying process. Use the meter continuously while drying, to confirm the progress of your work, and again before signing off. Remember, without a moisture meter, you have no way of knowing that you have dried the structure properly to "pre-loss" conditions.
What areas of a structure can be monitored using a moisture meter
Check any area that has been exposed to water damage, namely wood floors, sub-floor, joists, studs or paneling. Also check for moisture in concrete sub-floors, drywall, insulation and behind trim and moldings.
Because Delmhorst moisture meters have different scales to measure %MC in wood, gypsum, and other non-wood building materials, it's easy to check all these areas with one moisture meter.
How can I check moisture levels behind baseboards and trim molding without removing them
Use our 19-E/ST electrode. The flat blades of this electrode can be slid easily between the wall and trim, making it easy to check these hard to reach places, while leaving everything in tact.