Orion® Pinless Wood Moisture Meter with Exclusive Field Calibration Capability Wins AWFS 2019 “Visionary Award”

Orion® Pinless Wood Moisture Meter with Exclusive Field Calibration Capability Wins AWFS 2019 “Visionary Award”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ron Smith Email: rsmith@wagnermeters.com (800) 795-9913 ext. 225 Rogue River, OR (July 2019) – The new Orion® 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter from Wagner Meters was awarded the “Visionary Award” in the “Hardware” category at the 2019 AWFS® Fair in Las Vegas. Orion moisture meters feature the industry-exclusive capability to […]

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“Premier” Home Inspection Service Lives up to Its Name

By Wagner Meters in Moisture Meters Wood Division Knowledge Base Building Inspection | 0 Comment

For Bob James, owner of Premier Home Inspection Service in Salem, Oregon, the events leading up to his ownership of the company is a classic case of being in the right place at the right time. Before becoming a home inspector, James ran a construction business for several years. But seeing that the work was […]

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Watch How to Quickly and Easily Calibrate the Orion Moisture Meter

By Wagner Meters in Moisture Meters Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Learn more about our best wood moisture meters. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement technology that will enhance the quality and value of each customer’s project. With an almost 60-year legacy of innovation, Wagner continues to be a resource for both individual craftsmen and […]

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What Is the Relationship of RH to Moisture Vapor Emissions Rate (MVER)?

By Wagner Meters in The Rapid RH® Concrete Moisture Test Calcium Chloride/MVER Test Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Before you choose a specific concrete moisture test, be sure you’ve clearly defined what it is you’re actually trying to find out. Watch as Jason Spangler explores RH and MVER, while posing the critical question for you to consider when determining which moisture test is best suited for your next job. Wagner MetersWagner Meters […]

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Checking a Rapid RH® Sensor after Flooring Is Installed

By Wagner Meters in The Rapid RH® Concrete Moisture Test Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  After you have installed the finished floor product, how easy is it to come back later and recheck the concrete’s moisture condition? Watch as Jason Spangler explains exactly what you can and cannot do using the Rapid RH® Smart Sensors that were originally placed in the concrete slab. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned […]

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The Dangers of Concrete That Sweats!

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Chemistry Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 4 Comments

It Opens Up Pandora’s MAD Box… Concrete can sweat! Are you aware that this has been well-documented? Can the problem of concrete condensation really open Pandora’s “MAD” box? What is Pandora’s “MAD” box and how do we prevent this from happening? A lot of unanswered questions… Concrete sweating, also known as sweating slab syndrome (SSS), […]

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How Can a New Floor Fail If the Old Flooring Was Fine?

By Wagner Meters in Best Practices & Case Studies Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Don’t be fooled into thinking that moisture testing in an older concrete slab is unnecessary! Watch as Jason Spangler explains why you should never assume that the concrete is sufficiently dry, even if the old floor performed just fine. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture […]

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Does the Rapid RH® Reader ever need calibration?

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  You must use a properly calibrated RH sensor to ensure accurate RH test results. But what the Rapid RH® Reader itself? Does it ever need calibration? Watch as Jason explains exactly how the Rapid RH® Reader works and what you need to know when using it. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business […]

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Scott MacDonald’s Exquisitely Beautiful ‘True’ Custom Guitars

By Wagner Meters in Wood Shop Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Ask Scott MacDonald why he quit a successful career in TV and film production some 24 years ago to start his guitar shop – building and repairing guitars – he offers a simple explanation. “It was an inner voice that said this is what you should be doing. I have no other answer,” he explains. […]

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Master Woodworker Nathan Betts Transforms Wood into Custom Millwork and Stunning Works of Art

By Wagner Meters in Orion Moisture Meters Wood Shop Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

As a schoolboy charged with helping his dad build furniture, Nathan Betts, owner of Final Touch Custom Millwork and BetzyWoodArt, admits he didn’t love woodworking in the beginning. He described it as being more like an arranged marriage commandeered by his father, Willard Betts. “My role was that of a helper – ‘hold this here,’ […]

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Wagner Meters’ Founder, Delmer Wagner, Dies

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Delmer Werden Wagner, founder of Wagner Meters, died on December 22, 2018 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He was 87. Delmer was born on November 25, 1931, in Glendale, California. Delmer grew up on Sykes Creek out of Rogue River, Oregon. Following graduation at Walla Walla College, Delmer taught math at Lane Community College in Eugene, […]

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MMC220 Moisture Meter Provides Fast, Non-Invasive Wood Moisture Readings

By Wagner Meters in Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement technology that will enhance the quality and value of each customer’s project. With an almost 60-year legacy of innovation, Wagner continues to be a resource for both individual craftsmen and high-performance commercial endeavors. http://www.wagnermeters.com

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How can a 9-month concrete slab still be at 95% RH?

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Never assume that the concrete slab is dry, even if it’s been several months or more since the concrete was poured. A number of common issues can impede the drying process. Learn what these issues are, so you won’t be caught by surprise on your next flooring project. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned […]

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Wagner Meters’ Introduces New Orion® Moisture Meters

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Rogue River, OR (November 2, 2018) The new Orion® line of wood moisture meters continues Wagner’s 50-plus year tradition of providing accurate, dependable, non-damaging pinless moisture measurement technology, measuring IN the wood, not just ON the wood, and backed by Wagner’s industry-leading 7-year warranty. Orion® wood moisture meters are designed for professional wood flooring installers/inspectors, […]

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Rapid RH and Carbide Bomb: The Pros & Cons of Each

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Pros & Cons of the Carbide Bomb Moisture Test   Pros & Cons of the Rapid RH Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement technology that will enhance the quality and value of each customer’s project. With an almost 60-year legacy of innovation, Wagner continues to […]

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Can Rapid RH Smart Sensors be Reused or Recovered?

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Wondering if your Rapid RH® Smart Sensors are reusable? We’re glad you asked! Because the answer depends. Plus there’s a very good reason every Rapid RH® sensor is called “Smart.” Watch as Jason walks you through the clever engineering that’s behind both our Rapid RH® single-use and reusable sensors. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a […]

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Forest Industry Products Support & Training

By Wagner Meters in Forest Products | 4 Comments

Get the Most Out of your Investment At Wagner, we know how important it is for you to get the most out of your investment in our products. It’s important to us, too. When you partner with Wagner, we become a part of your team, offering world-class, long-term support tailored to meet your specific needs. […]

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Surface Testing Group Uses Rapid RH® to Aid Contractors

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

From his headquarters in Lafayette, Indiana, Steve Anderson’s Surface Testing Group evaluates concrete floor slabs for excess moisture. By doing so, he is able to save flooring contractors, general contractors, and commercial building owners in the Midwest tens of thousands of dollars from moisture-damaged floors. His approach is highly effective: Test concrete slabs for moisture […]

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Wagner Meters Offering Free eBook: A Guide for Avoiding Wood Flooring Failures

By Wagner Meters in Installers Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

CONTACT: Jason Spangler EMAIL: jspangler@wagnermeters.com CALL WORLDWIDE TOLL-FREE: (844) 808-8761 Rogue River, OR – Beginning April 2018, Wagner Meters will offer a color eBook for flooring professionals: A Guide for Avoiding Wood Flooring Failures. The Guide will be sent to anyone subscribing to Wagner’s educational flooring newsletter. Both the Guide and newsletter are free and […]

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Wagner Meters’ Smart Logger™ Is Your Unblinking Eye for Job Site Ambient Conditions — Even When You Are Away

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CONTACT: Jason Spangler EMAIL: jspangler@wagnermeters.com CALL WORLDWIDE TOLL-FREE: (800) 634-9961 ext. 235 Rogue River, OR (April 4, 2018) – Wagner Meters announces a new monitoring device that tracks and documents ambient temperature and relative humidity conditions discretely and constantly, even when you are away from the job site. Called the Smart Logger™, the monitor is […]

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ASTM F2170 Update Allows Official RH Test Results at Just 24 Hours

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CONTACT: Jason Spangler EMAIL: jspangler@wagnermeters.com CALL WORLDWIDE TOLL-FREE: (800) 634-9961 ext. 235 Response to new science proving results taken at 24 and 72 hours are essentially identical. Rogue River, OR (February 14, 2018) – The international standards organization, ASTM International, published today its revised ASTM F2170 (Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete […]

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How to Properly Document Concrete RH Testing

By Wagner Meters in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video Jason Spangler explains the proper way to document concrete relative humidity testing using the Rapid RH® test and the importance of using a hygrometer. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that […]

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Why Concrete Dew Point Is Important in Flooring Installations

By Wagner Meters in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH® Product Specialist explains the importance of and which tools you will need to determine the dew point of a concrete slab, a necessary yet rarely talked about aspect of the flooring installation process. Here Jason demonstrates the relationship between a digital thermo-hygrometer and an infrared thermometer. Using […]

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Flooring Contractor Tips for No Callbacks

By Wagner Meters in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 4 Comments

  Jason’s top three tips to prevent callbacks: 1: Get involved early 2: Understand product moisture tolerances 3: Do accurate moisture testing Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture […]

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5 On the Job Tips for Relative Humidity Testing

By Wagner Meters in Useful Job Tips Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason reviews 5 tips he’s picked up in the field. These include proper usage of a masonry drill bit, proper installation of the Rapid RH® Smart Sensors and practical solutions to protecting your tests on a busy construction site. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a […]

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Two Concrete Moisture Measurement Myths Debunked

By Wagner Meters in Troubleshooting Floor Failures Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler describes two common myths the concrete flooring industry has about moisture in concrete slabs. Two common myths debunked: 1. If the concrete is old, it’s got to be dry. 2. Elevated slabs don’t need to be tested for moisture since moisture can’t get to them. Read the article, 5 Myths About Moisture […]

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Sand Blotter Layer Causes Havoc in Concrete Slabs

By Wagner Meters in Troubleshooting Floor Failures Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler compares how educated the industry has become about the construction of slabs since 2006. He also discusses how an outdated code set up a contractor’s floor for failure. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned […]

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Concrete Relative Humidity Manufacturer’s Specifications

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video Jason Spangler introduces the website www.RHSpec.com. A reference website designed for Architects and Engineers. This site also contains a link to a constantly updated list of manufacturers that specify relative humidity in concrete. The links take you directly to that manufacturer’s website page where the specifications are listed. Questions or comments? […]

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Calcium Carbide: How NOT to Test for Concrete Moisture

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® Product Specialist, demonstrates why the method for testing the moisture condition in a concrete slab has shifted from outdated, “Because that’s the way my dad did it” methods, like calcium carbide and calcium chloride tests, to the much more accurate and user-friendly in situ RH testing method such […]

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Install Self-Leveling Products After RH Measurements

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler explains the importance of doing moisture testing prior to the installation of self-leveling products. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to provide solutions in moisture measurement technology that will enhance […]

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Relative Humidity in Elevated Slabs

By Wagner Meters in Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  You already know that you should test moisture in elevated slabs. Now learn how to complete that testing in the field with accurate results. The ASTM does not have guidelines in this type of testing. However, industry expert, Jason Spangler, explains two different ways on how to find that 40% depth when testing moisture […]

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Reduce The Risk of Flooring Problems By Concrete Moisture Testing

By Wagner Meters in The Rapid RH® Concrete Moisture Test Relative Humidity (RH) Testing Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 2 Comments

  Learn the science behind relative humidity in concrete and why the state-of-the-art Rapid RH® probe is a cost-effective, critical tool for flooring projects. Veteran concrete construction and flooring industry specialists Howard Kanare, Peter Craig, and Ray Thompson weigh in on the benefits of RH testing. Together, these top experts have more than 100 years […]

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How to Overcome a Wet Concrete Slab

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 4 Comments

Jason Spangler, the Flooring Divison Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, discusses the two main ways to deal with a concrete slab that is too wet to install flooring. Disclaimer: The Swedish Concrete Association method is a guideline only and should not be used as part of any construction document. Actual field concrete installation drying time […]

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How HVAC Affects Concrete Moisture Tests

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video Jason Spangler explains why having the HVAC up and running is critical when testing a concrete slab for moisture. Even relative humidity testing. Not only is having the HVAC up and running to match the service conditions that the building will be at once it is occupied required per the ASTM […]

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How Fast Does Concrete Dry? The Million Dollar Question

By Wagner Meters in Drying Concrete Slabs Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler answers the question…and more. Listen as he also explains the relationship between curing and drying and offers tips on expediting the drying process. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims to […]

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Decorative Concrete Tips and Moisture

By Wagner Meters in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler, Flooring Product Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, discusses three moisture issues in decorative concrete applications: high water to cement ratio in the concrete, lack of curing of the concrete slab, and high moisture concrete in the slab. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a […]

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Can Concrete Moisture Destroy Decorative Concrete?

By Wagner Meters in Decorative Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler discusses the decorative concrete industry. At World of Concrete, he found that many were more interested in concrete moisture testing because the types of products that are used in the decorative concrete industry are becoming less breathable. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a […]

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How to Properly Drill a Concrete RH Probe Hole

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  Jason Spangler, Flooring Sales Manager for Wagner Meters, explains the best way to ensure that you have drilled to the proper depth when installing a Rapid RH® relative humidity (RH) sensor. Questions or comments? Drop us a line in the comments below or give us a call at: 800-634-9961. Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a […]

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How to Calibrate the Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video, Rapid RH® Product Specialist Jason Spangler demonstrates how quick and easy it is to properly calibrate the Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter. The new Rapid RH® Digital pH Meter takes the guesswork out of determining the pH level in a concrete slab. Thankfully, you know longer have to rely on matching […]

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Jason’s Rapid RH® EX Installation Video

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Products / Tools Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

  In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH® Product Specialist demonstrates the improvements the New ASTM F2170-11 compliant Rapid RH® 4.0 EX. Jason walks you through the changes made to the Smart Sensor, why those changes were made, and demonstrates just how easy proper installation is. The Rapid RH® 4.0 EX includes extensions that allow […]

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