March 2012 Newsletter – pH Solutions Discussed
pH Balance for the Same Price as Relative Humidity
All liquids in which water dissolves additives have a pH level, a measure of acid vs. alkaline (basicity) content. That’s pH. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, although reading can exceed either end of that range. Battery acid has a pH of zero. Liquid drain cleaner has a pH of 14: extremely alkaline. Neutral pH is 7.0, and the human body needs a stable pH of 7.365. When we ingest anything containing chemicals that drive pH levels above or below neutrality, our body chemistry works to metabolize and restore the healthy human pH level.
Concrete does the same with the pH of its contents and additives…
The Bond Between Glue and Moisture-Controlled Concrete
High moisture and PH levels can interfere with the performance of all adhesive-dependent finished flooring products. In these environmentally-conscious times, manufacturers have reduced the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in their products. The drawback is that adhesives are much more sensitive to moisture and PH than in years past. To avoid moisture-plagued flooring installation, it is paramount that installers accurately measure the moisture and PH levels in concrete slabs.
Moisture is part of the original concrete mix. This moisture dissipates and evaporates through the surface as the slab cures. Moisture movement is an interactive process. As it evaporates from the surface…
Rapid RH® Portable pH Meter Now Available
Wagner announces the Rapid RH® Portable pH Meter which is now available at www.rapidrh.com
The RapidRH® Portable pH Meter with its integrated smart data chip is easy to operate and compact to carry. Its sleek design encases a variety of features to help you accurately find the pH level of any solution.
From the Forum: Bosch De-Tect 150
Anyone use this tool to search for cables and pipes prior to drilling? Can detect down to 6 inches.