Pin vs. Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Showdown

Pin vs. Pinless Wood Moisture Meter Showdown

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Two workmen compete to prove their wood moisture meter is faster. In a race of pin vs. pinless wood moisture meters, it’s the ultimate showdown: there is both pride and pizza at stake. This video clearly demonstrates how much more efficient using a Wagner Meters non-destructive meter is. For more information, call (800) 585-3023.

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Wood Moisture Meter Accuracy Test

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Understanding the technology behind wood moisture meters is key to getting the right meter for the job. This video does a head-to-head comparison of different moisture meter technologies and shows how using the right technology allows woodworkers to get an accurate reading of the moisture IN the wood, not just ON the wood.

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Wagner Wood Moisture Meter Technology 2 of 2

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Ron Smith, Product Specialist for Wagner Meters, discusses the advantages of their electromagnetic wave technology over the pin, or resistance method of measuring moisture in wood. Wagner moisture meters read deep into the wood, seeing beyond surface moisture, making it easy and fast to get accurate readings. For more information, call (800) 585-3023.

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Wagner Wood Moisture Meter Technology 1 of 2

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Ron Smith, Product Specialist for Wagner Meters, discusses the advantages of their electromagnetic wave technology over the pin, or resistance method of measuring moisture in wood. Wagner moisture meters read deep into the wood, seeing beyond surface moisture, making it easy and fast to get accurate readings. For more information, call (800) 585-3023.

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Problems with Moisture Meters – RH 6 of 2

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Hand-held concrete moisture meters are designed to be used as a survey tool. Since they cannot measure much more than an inch below the surface, they cannot give an accurate picture of the moisture condition deeper in the slab. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Free Webinar Questions? Call (800) […]

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Wood Manufacturing Problems Associated with Moisture

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Gene Wengert discusses wood’s drying properties, wood manufacturing and the problems associated with incorrect moisture content. We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the […]

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How To Correct Wood Moisture Content (MC)

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Gene Wengert, also know as the Wood Doctor, explains how to correct wood moisture content (MC). We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the […]

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How To Determine the Correct Wood Moisture Content

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The average interior MC of homes and offices in North America. Determining the desired average moisture content for lumber, parts and components intended for interior products. Using electronic relative humidity indicators. The ideal MC and EMC of wood products. We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component […]

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How Relative Humidity Relates to Wood Moisture Content

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Determining Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) using Relative Humidity (RH) We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the production of these video clips. By Dr. […]

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Storing Lumber and Wood Products

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Learn about storing kiln dried lumber or wood products at the correct MC or EMC. We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the production […]

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How Wood Reacts to Moisture

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Wood’s relationship and reaction to moisture. We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the production of these video clips. By Dr. Eugene Wengert Copyrighted […]

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The Best Products to Measure Moisture in Lumber

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Wagner Meters offers a comprehensive line of moisture measurement equipment for the lumber industry. Our products range from systems for in-line sorting of lumber before the kiln to hand held meters for spot checking moisture content throughout the milling operation. To learn more about the products and services Wagner Meters offers in the Reman, Primary, […]

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What is Moisture Content (MC)?

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Discusses the definition of moisture content and verification of actual moisture content. We would like to give credit to the presenters of this video information: The Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the University of Wisconsin and acknowledgment of the cooperation of Richardson Brothers Company for use of their plant in the production of these video […]

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Wood Moisture Measurement Webinar Introduction

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburgh State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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What is Wood Moisture Content?

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburgh State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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How Moisture Content Affects Products

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This video is the 4th video to a 9-part video series. View the entire video series: Wood Moisture Video Series for Woodworking Part 1 – Wood Moisture Measurement Webinar Introduction Part 2 – What is Wood Moisture Content? Part 3 – Shrinking, Swelling, and Moisture Content Part 4 – How Moisture Content Affects Products Part […]

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How to Correct Wood Moisture Content

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburgh State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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The Relationship between Wood and Moisture

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburgh State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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Storing Wood at the Correct Moisture Content or EMC

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburg State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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Why Wagner Meters Rate Highest for Accuracy

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Wagner moisture meters, featuring advanced IntelliSense™ Technology, go beyond surface conditions ON the wood to deliver accurate measurements of moisture conditions IN the wood. See why each Wagner moisture meter is known for its ease of use and accuracy. *The MMC and MMI product line has been replaced with a more advanced moisture meters, the […]

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Shrinking, Swelling, and Moisture Content

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This video is the 3rd video to a 9-part video series. View the entire video series: Wood Moisture Video Series for Woodworking Part 1 – Wood Moisture Measurement Webinar Introduction Part 2 – What is Wood Moisture Content? Part 3 – Shrinking, Swelling, and Moisture Content Part 4 – How Moisture Content Affects Products Part […]

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Pin vs. Pinless Moisture Meters – Know the Differences

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Don’t let improper moisture content ruin your woodworking project—make sure you have a good moisture meter in your utility belt. But does it matter what kind of moisture meter you use? What’s the real difference between pinned and pinless moisture meters? In this quick video, Ron Smith of Wagner Meters reviews the issues that can […]

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

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Since excess moisture can easily ruin a wood flooring installation, flooring professionals are wise to take moisture readings of the wood before, during, and after installing. The fastest, most efficient way to get moisture readings deep within the wood over a wide area is with Wagner Meters’ MMC220* wood moisture meter. It scans wood quickly […]

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How to Make Acclimating Hardwood Flooring Easy

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Flooring professionals can avoid moisture-related flooring failures and costly callbacks when they use the right tools. Here’s how: Begin with Wagner Meters’ TH-200 Thermo-Hygrometer to measure the ambient relative humidity and ambient temperature. Plug that information into Wagner’s H2O app to quickly calculate the Equilibrium Moisture Content or EMC. The EMC is the moisture content […]

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Why Is My Carpet Rippling or Buckling?

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Ed Wagner answers one of the common questions that gets asked of him: “Why is my carpet rippling?” Watch now to find out what Ed has to say and hear a story about his experience with a customer experiencing this same problem.

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Getting to Know Your MMC220

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Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Sales Manager, showcases the benefits of using Wagner Meters’ popular legacy * MMC220 moisture meter to assist with flooring installation. *The MMC220 has been replaced with a more advanced moisture meter, the Orion 930.

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What Is IntelliSense Technology?

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Wagner’s moisture meters include IntelliSense™ technology which measure moisture IN the wood, not ON the wood. Giving fast, highly accurate moisture measurement for woodworking or wood flooring projects. *The MMC220 has been replaced with a more advanced moisture meter, the Orion 930.

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Orion Moisture Meter Calibration Procedure

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The Orion® Series Moisture Meters from Wagner Meters are the first in the industry to allow you to calibrate the unit in the field. This capability means that you keep an accurate wood moisture meter in your own hands. You don’t need to send it to the manufacturer for calibration, ever.

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Orion 930: Get to Know the Orion Moisture Meter

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The 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. Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Manager for Wagner Meters, introduces the Orion 930 Dual Depth Pinless Wood Moisture Meter and demonstrates the ease of choosing deep […]

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Orion 920 Moisture Meter: Get to Know and How to Use

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The 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. Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Manager for Wagner Meters, explains the capabilities of the Orion 920 Shallow Depth Pinless Wood Moisture Meter, demonstrating the specialized shallow […]

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Orion 950: Get to Know the Moisture Meter

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The 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. Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Manager for Wagner Meters, introduces the Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter with the widest array of features in the […]

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Orion 910 Moisture Meter: Get to Know and How to Use

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The 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. Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Manager for Wagner Meters, explains the capabilities of the Orion 910 Deep Depth Pinless Wood Moisture Meter, demonstrating the deep reading […]

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Orion 940 Moisture Meter: Get to Know and How to Use

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The 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. Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Manager for Wagner Meters, introduces the Orion 940 Data Collection Pinless Wood Moisture Meter and demonstrates how to record and store […]

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The Ultimate Decision: Niko Decides Pin or Pinless Meters

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Niko from “Deadstok Reclaimed” (www.deadstok.ca) discusses the reasons he moved from a pin-type wood moisture meter to a pinless wood moisture meter and introduces the popular Orion® 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter from Wagner Meters. While building a fireplace mantle, Niko uses the Orion 950 to demonstrate the quick species selection function as he […]

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Wood Floor Buckling: What To Do & How To Prevent with Rapid RH L6

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When any wood floor buckles, it’s because the wood has picked up moisture. This additional moisture causes the wood to swell, and yes, break your heart. Jason Spangler explains how Rapid RH® L6 is a quick and easy test to determine if your concrete slab sub floor might be releasing too much excess moisture into […]

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Equilibrium Moisture Content – What is it? [EMC]

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You’ve no doubt heard or seen the term equilibrium moisture content, or “EMC” as it’s referred to sometimes. Put simply, EMC is the moisture level where a hygroscopic material neither gains nor loses moisture since it is at equilibrium with the surrounding environment. Ron explains the term as well as introducing the Orion 950 Smart […]

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Top Flooring Failures Discussion with Wagner Meters’ Reps

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In this Zoom discussion, Jason Spangler welcomes long-time friend Jason Wright aboard as Business Development Specialist for Wagner Meters. The two discuss some of the more visually apparent (read “painful”) moisture-related flooring failures they’ve seen in their long history within the flooring industry.

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Top 40 Woodworking Tools Must Have [Part 1 – Hand Tools]

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Hand tools in woodworking are an extension of the woodcrafters hands. Even though some hand tools may be powered by electricity, their effectiveness and finesse at shaping, bonding, and smoothing your wood-borne masterpiece comes from your muscles. Jered and Larry introduce 20 hand tools that belong in every woodworker’s shop. Check out Orion Moisture Meters

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Top 40 Woodworking Tools Must Have [Part 2 – Power Tools]

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A power tool is, technically, anything that requires electrical power to function. Although some power tools may seem intimidating, they each have unique and important usefulness in the hands of skilled woodworkers. Jered and Larry take you through 20 of the most useful power tools for woodworking. Check out Orion Moisture Meters

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Will My Wood Floor Cupping Go Away?

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What is wood floor cupping? What causes it? Will it go away on its own? Watch as Jason Wright, sales consultant for Wagner Meters, answers these questions and more. Plus learn about a handy new tool that can help you prevent moisture-related issues in wood floors. Check out Orion Moisture Meters

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Wood Floor Acclimation – How Long Does It Take?

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How Long Does it Take to Acclimate Hardwood Flooring? It is a common misconception that, if you bring wood flooring into the job site and let it sit for a short amount of time, it will acclimate properly and be ready to install. This is a big mistake that costs flooring contractors time and money. […]

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Orion 950: How To Use A Wood Moisture Meter [Training]

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Do you know how to properly use the Orion 950 moisture meter? The award-winning Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter packs in added features such as dual depth scanning, EMC calculation, thermo hygrometer functionality, connection to smart device apps, and more. Watch this short video to learn how to use all of the amazing […]

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Hardwood Flooring Frequently Asked Questions

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How does moisture develop beneath a hardwood floor? What Happens if you don’t acclimate wood flooring? Is tigerwood a hardwood? If you’re wondering this yourself, you’re not alone. Watch as Jason answers these and other questions about hardwood floors and installation that the Wagner Meters Customer Support team receives fairly frequently. Check out Orion Moisture […]

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How to Use a Moisture Meter on Drywall

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The Orion series of electronic pinless wood moisture meters feature a Relative Measurement Mode to assist in determining the moisture condition of drywall and other non-wood materials. Using the relative measurement mode, the Orion provides comparative measurements for the “wet/dry” evaluation of the material. Check out the Rapid RH® L6.

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Equilibrium Moisture Content – Why It’s Important? [EMC]

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Why is equilibrium moisture content important? Equilibrium Moisture Content or “EMC” is the moisture content that your wood flooring material needs to be at for the wood to neither absorb nor expel moisture. EMC is important for hardwood floor installers to know and understand. Watch the video as Jason explains how the Orion 950 Smart […]

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Surfaces Show Moisture Measurement Detailed Q&A

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Ron Smith and Jason Spangler from Wagner Meters open the floor to answer questions from the audience at their product demo at the Surfaces 2011 show. Questions address both moisture measurement issues found in wood flooring and in concrete slab applications.

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Rapid RH Demo at Surfaces Show 2011

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The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Jason Spangler from Wagner Meters discusses the Rapid RH at the Surfaces 2011 show in Las Vegas. Jason outlines why relative humidity testing in concrete is important as well as demonstrates how to install the Rapid RH 4.0.

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Measuring Wood Moisture Demo at Surfaces Show 2011

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Ron Smith from Wagner Meters discusses Wagner moisture meters at the Surfaces Show 2011 in Las Vegas. He goes over some fundamentals and importance of measuring the moisture content in wood flooring before installing it. Ron also highlights IntelliSense™ Technology, which gives Wagner’s moisture meters the ability to read moisture beyond the surface conditions ON […]

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Jason: Where’s He’s Been Where He’s Headed

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In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH Product Specialist, talks about the journey he’s been on for the last month and where he’ll be in the near future. The list includes SPECS, the Annual FCICA Convention, Starnet,and the AIA Annual Convention. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. SPECS brought […]

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Live Demo: Moisture Measurement in Concrete at Surfaces 2013

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An educational presentation given by Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Flooring Division Manager, at the 2013 Surfaces/Stone Expo. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are lost as a result of floor covering failures due to moisture. Relative humidity (RH) testing has now been […]

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Rapid RH Common Questions – Part 1 of 4

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This video is the first of four videos where Jason Spangler answers questions associated with the Rapid RH and common questions regarding concrete moisture measurement. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Questions answered in this video: Can Smart Sensors™ be reused or recovered? Does the Rapid RH™ reader ever […]

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Rapid RH Common Questions – Part 2 of 4

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This video is the second of four videos where Jason Spangler answers questions associated with the Rapid RH and common questions regarding concrete moisture measurement. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Questions answered in this video: How can a 9 month slab still be at 95% RH? Does the […]

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Rapid RH Common Questions – Part 3 of 4

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This video is the third of four videos where Jason Spangler answers questions associated with the Rapid RH and common questions regarding concrete moisture measurement. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Questions answered in this video: I tore up an old floor that had no issues. I am ready […]

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Rapid RH Common Questions – Part 4 of 4

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This video is the fourth of four videos where Jason Spangler answers questions associated with the Rapid RH and common questions regarding concrete moisture measurement. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Questions answered in this video: How do you find how thick a concrete slab is? With elevated floors […]

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Wagner Meters Flooring Products Preview

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2013 was an exciting year for Wagner Meters, Inc. Wagner specializes in moisture measurement solutions for flooring applications that involve wood and/or concrete. * *The MMC220 has been replaced with a more advanced moisture meter, the Orion 930.

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Rapid RH® Training Course Certificate

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Jason Spangler discusses the Rapid RH® Training Course Certificate. This course educates the viewer on relative humidity testing for concrete slabs and specifically how to use the Rapid RH® appropriately. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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Wagner Meters at IWF 2014

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Ron Smith met up with the crew at Woodworker’s Journal Magazine during The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) 2014 and demonstrated how our popular wood moisture meter, the MMC220*, works. *The MMC220 has been replaced with a more advanced moisture meter, the Orion 930.

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Surfaces 2015 Recap

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It’s that time of year again! Some of the biggest events of the year for the flooring industry have arrived and because they’re so big, we decided to launch not one, but TWO new products. Jason Spangler sits down in front of the camera during the 2015 International Surface Event in Las Vegas to discuss […]

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Wagner Meters Celebrates 50 Years

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This year Wagner Meters celebrates the 50th anniversary of a true American Dream story – the story of a young man who founded a small company and, with imagination and vision, strong values, and a commitment to making products that outperformed all others, built it into one of the premier moisture meter companies serving the […]

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World of Concrete Show 2016

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While attending World of Concrete 2016, Jason Spangler takes a moment to talk about Wagner’s latest new tool: the DataMaster™ app. Replacing the original handheld DataMaster™ tool, the new app is easy-to-use and has lots of features. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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What Does the Rapid RH® Golden Ticket Giveaway Mean for You?

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Jason Spangler’s day turns from gloomy to golden. Watch the excitement build as Jason gives you all the details about how you can win free Rapid RH® products in the $30,000 Golden Ticket Giveaway. It’s your opportunity at one of over 40 Rapid RH® prizes worth up to $2,970 each. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has […]

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A Great Package: Golden Tickets and the DataMaster™ App

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What’s all the excitement right now about the Rapid RH®? Watch as Jason Spangler and friends give you the low-down on the Rapid RH® $30,000 Golden Ticket Giveaway*. Plus, check out the DataMaster™ app with its many convenient Read, Record, and Report functions. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. […]

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FREE offer: A Guide for Avoiding Wood Flooring Failures

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Wood flooring failures due to moisture are costly . . . as in roughly $1 billion annually. Avoiding such failures before, during, and after installation begins with an understanding of moisture and how it affects wood or concrete. In an effort to prevent moisture-related flooring failures, Wagner Meters is offering A Guide for Avoiding Wood […]

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JOIN US! World of Concrete 2018

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Join the Rapid RH® team at World of Concrete for the world’s largest international show for concrete and masonry professionals. Share new ideas! Gain new skills! Learn the latest from 1,500 exhibitors, including Rapid RH®. Register today for World of Concrete 2018 and be sure to stop by Wagner Meters’ booth #S13431. We’d love to […]

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We Are Here for You

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By this point, your feed is littered with well-meaning posts from companies telling you confidently how they will be navigating the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. We considered piling another note on the heap, but it didn’t feel useful or honest. Instead, we thought we’d share a personal message from our team. -Your Wagner […]

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The Rapid RH 4.0 Complete Starter Kit

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In this video Rapid RH® Product Manager, Jason Spangler, walks you through everything that is included in the Rapid RH 4.0 Complete Starter Kit. The Rapid RH 4.0 Complete Starter Kit has been replaced with Concrete Moisture Test Starter Kit+ with Rapid RH® L6.

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How to Properly Drill a Concrete RH Probe Hole

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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. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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Resources for RH Videos 1-21

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To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner Meters.

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Real-world Issues in the Field – RH 21 of 21

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Preparing you for questions when on the job site. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner Meters.

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Howard Kanare’s Summary – RH 20 of 21

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Relative Humidity is clearly the most useful and scientifically valid tool for determining the moisture condition seen by a floor covering. With over $500 million spent on mitigating flooring failures each year, understanding moisture in concrete and being acquainted with the best tools in the industry is what may stand between you and the next […]

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In Situ RH Stability – RH 19 of 21

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Compared to calcium chloride, ambient conditions have a minimal effect on RH tests taken at the required 40% of the depth of the slab. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by […]

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Adhesives Moisture Tolerances Vary – RH 18 of 21

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Howard Kanare discusses the effect of RH on adhesives and how that can help you determine the best product to put on your slab. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by […]

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Why You Can Trust Relative Humidity Probes – RH 17 of 21

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A covered, equilibrated concrete slab sees relative humidity, making it the best indicator of the final condition of the slab once finished. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner Meters.

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Best Locations to place Relative Humidity Probes – RH 16 of 21

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Kanare discusses strategic points to place relative humidity probes not only to meet ASTM F2170 standard, but to help monitor problem areas. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner Meters.

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Rapid RH Solves Problem of Recalibration – RH 15 of 21

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The Rapid RH® comes from the factory calibrated and do not need to be re-calibrated like reusable probes. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All […]

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Recalibration Issues with Reusable Probes – RH 14 of 21

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ASTM F2170 requires reusable probes go through a tedious process of checking calibration on a regular bases. Kanare will demonstrate the necessity and process of checking calibration as well as what to do when recalibration is needed, something totally unnecessary for stay-in-place probes. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid […]

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The Rapid RH Solves Leapfrogging Problems – RH 13 of 21

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Patented stay-in-place technology allows the Smart Sensor to equilibrate faster than any other test method. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner Meters.

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Leapfrogging Problems with Reusable Probes – RH 12 of 21

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Kanare demonstrates how reusable probes must re-equilibrate when moved from hole to hole. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission […]

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Relative Humidity Gives Results Faster than Other Method – RH 11 of 21

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RH probes can give us an accurate answer in a relatively short amount of time. Although ASTM still requires 72 hours, decisions can be made much sooner. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used […]

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Relative Humidity is the Fastest Method – RH 10 of 21

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By using the most accurate and proven testing method for detecting moisture in concrete slabs, there is no need to use any other test method, such as calcium chloride. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights […]

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Rapid RH is the Most Accurate Measurement Device – RH 9 of 21

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Ron Smith discusses the many variables that effect concrete drying time. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted material by CTLGroup. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Wagner […]

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Relative Humidity the Most Useful Test Method – RH 8 of 21

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As a concrete slab dries, moisture moves in and out of the top of the slab. Kanare will show how measuring the RH at a deeper depth will reveal a true picture of the future moisture condition of the slab. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for […]

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Problems with the Hood Method – RH 7 of 21

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Initially adapted in Europe, the Hood Method was recently accepted in the USA. Its sensitivity to concrete conditions and amount of time needed to yield accurate results make this method impractical in many ways. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts Copyrighted […]

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Calcium Chloride Shown to Give False Readings – RH 5 of 21

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Extensive testing was concluded that due to the unreliability of Calcium Chloride tests, that there is no correlation between moisture content and relative humidity. Kanare sums up the facts about the ASTM F1869 test method. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing for Concrete Floors Webinar Video Excerpts […]

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Calcium Chloride Shown to Give False Readings – RH 4 of 21

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With no scientific backing or consistent results, Calcium Chloride has been shown to provide both false positive and false negative results. The US is the only country that has adapted the Calcium Chloride test method. Kanare will discuss why that is. To learn how you can view the full presentation, please visit: Rapid RH® Testing […]

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Moisture is Always an Issue in Concrete Slabs – RH 3 of 21

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Finding the true moisture condition in slab is important and Howard will discuss the different considerations that must be taken into account. Relative humidity, measured in the middle of the floor system not only is the best assessment method available, but also the best predictor of floor covering and adhesive system performance. To learn how […]

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Relative Humidity Testing for Concrete Floors – RH 2 of 21

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Introduction by Howard Kanare, Senior Principle Scientist at CTLGroup, a subsidiary of Portland Cement Association. As a result of over 20 years of field experience, and seeing the issues addressed in these segments, Kanare developed a stay-in-place relative humidity probe to mitigate all these issues. Kanare starts out by discussing how moisture is always an […]

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How to Properly Document Concrete RH Testing

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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. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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Concrete Relative Humidity Manufacturer’s Specifications

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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.

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Why Concrete Dew Point Is Important in Flooring Installations

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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 these […]

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Rapid RH Digital pH Meter: How to Easily Calibrate

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The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. 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 guess work out of determining the pH level in […]

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The Complete Line of Rapid RH Products

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The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH Product Specialist, introduces the complete Rapid RH product line engineered to provide you with the most accurate system for testing concrete slabs. The Rapid RH products not only allow you to test the slab’s moisture content, but […]

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How NOT to Test for Concrete Moisture

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Jason Spangler, Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH Product Specialist, demonstrates why the method for testing the moisture content 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 as the […]

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Jason’s Rapid RH EX Installation Video

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Download the latest Rapid RH installation manual The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. 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 […]

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Changes to the Concrete Moisture ASTM Standard F2170

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In this video Jason Spangler, Rapid RH Product Specialist walks you through the changes made to the concrete moisture Relative Humidity testing standard ASTM F2170. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Jason explains the reasons for the changes to the standard resulting in the latest version F2170-11. Several changes […]

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Rapid RH® 4.0 EX Meets F2170-11 Standard

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In this video, Jason Spangler introduces the new ASTM F2170-11 compliant Rapid RH® 4.0 EX. Jason walks you through the changes made to the Smart Sensor and why those changes were made. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. The Rapid RH® 4.0 EX includes extensions that allow you adhere […]

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Installing the Rapid RH® 4.0 EX

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A step-by-step video guide for easy reference on the proper way to install the ASTM F2170-11 compliant Rapid RH® 4.0 EX concrete moisture test. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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How HVAC Affects Concrete Moisture Tests

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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 F2170 […]

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Understanding Hydrostatic Pressure in a Concrete Slab

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In this video, Rapid RH Product Specialist Jason Spangler explains what hydrostatic pressure in a concrete slab really is. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Concrete can be a problem when we do not comprehend the fundamental construction terms related to its installation. The term, hydrostatic pressure, is often […]

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Moisture and Decorative Concrete Tips

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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 high moisture concrete in the slab  

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Concrete Moisture Measurement: 2 Myths Debunked

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

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Moisture Content from the Manufacturer to the End User

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburg State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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The Relationship between Relative Humidity and Moisture Content

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Wagner Meters proudly presents this Wood Moisture Measurement webinar series by Charlie Phillips from Pittsburgh State University. Charlie covers several crucial, all-important topics related to wood moisture content. Anyone who works with wood in any capacity must have a thorough knowledge and understanding about wood and its close relationship with moisture in order to prevent […]

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Rapid RH® 4.0 EX Complete Starter Kit

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  Jason Spangler discusses the Rapid RH® 4.0 EX Complete Starter Kit. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Includes: Vacuum Attachment Drill bit Insertion Tool Wire Brush 5 Smart Sensors Easy Reader 5 Caps 5 Extensions 5 Metal Disks Certificate of Calibration Job site Documentation Hardshell Case However, a […]

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Easier Moisture Measurement: Tools and Resources

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  This video was created in 2014. We have since launched several new products and kits that have replaced what is seen in this video. Jason Spangler talks about tools and additional resources to use on your next flooring job. Including: WFP200+ Concrete Flooring Package* WFP400+ Professional Flooring Installer Package* MMC220* TH-200 Thermo-hygrometer IR Thermometer […]

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5 On the Job Tips for Relative Humidity Testing

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Jason reviews 5 tips he’s picked up in the field. These include proper usage of a masonry drill bit, Rapid RH Insertion tool, proper installation of the Rapid RH® Smart Sensors and practical solutions to protecting your tests on a busy construction site. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6.

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In-Depth Look at the Complete Flooring Kit

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This video was created in 2014. We have since launched several new products and kits that have replaced what is seen in this video. Jason Spangler discusses the WFP400* – Professional Flooring Installer Package. This includes: Rapid RH® Complete Starter Kit* TH-200 Thermo-Hygrometer IR Thermometer Rapid RH® DataMaster™* Bluetooth® Reader MMC220 Wood Moisture Meter* The […]

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Rapid RH pH Meter: How to Use the pH Meter

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ASTM F710 addresses the performance of a pH test as part of the standard practice for preparing concrete floors to receive resilient flooring. In this video, Jason Spangler walks through proper usage, storage and calibration of the Rapid RH® digital pH meter. Except for distilled water, the kit has everything needed to perform a test, […]

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Run down of ASTM F2170-11 Concrete Moisture Testing Standard

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Jason Spangler discusses the Rapid RH 4.0 features and how it correlates to the ASTM F2170-11 Standard. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Relative humidity (RH) testing is a 21st century challenger to the traditional anhydrous calcium chloride test. Over the years, contractors have deployed various means of measuring […]

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ASTM F2170 from 2002 to Present

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Jason Spangler discusses how the Rapid RH® developed and evolved all while being compliant with the ASTM standard. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. When Wagner Meters brought its first prototype Rapid RH®, in situ probe to the World of Concrete trade show in 2005, it is probably safe […]

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EasyCare CalCheck® RH Saturated Generator

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The 75% RH of the EasyCare CalCheck provides the best protection possible for your reusable Smart Sensors and allows validation of calibrated accuracy that’s never been so easy. With the EasyCare CalCheck you have the key to conducting simple, convenient calibration checks and keeping your Reusable Smart Sensors ASTM F2170-compliant. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has […]

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When to use the Rapid RH® 5.0

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There’s been a lot of buzz around our new reusable Rapid RH® 5.0 Smart Sensors, and rightly so. The 5.0 reusable has game-changing technology that reduces the time, labor, and initial investment costs of using reusable RH sensors to about as low as they can go. So why would anyone want to stay with a […]

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New Rapid RH® Packaging

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The new and improved packaging for the Rapid RH® 4.0 EX has been redesigned to ensure customers are in regulatory compliance by following the F2170 Standard. New heat-welded seam packaging has replaced the standard re-sealable plastic shell, and tamper-proof stickers have also been added to help prevent product tampering. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been […]

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How the RHSpec App Helps You Work Faster… and Smarter

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Wagner Meters provides a free mobile phone application to give quick access to technical information when you need it at your fingertips when you are installing a floor. It eliminates the need to haul around heavy technical manuals. The app user can get the exact information through the mobile phone app straight from the manufacturers’ […]

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Inside the Rapid RH® 5.0 WFP500 Kit

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Watch as Jason Spangler shows you everything inside the WFP500 Reusable Pro Flooring Installer Package, aka the WFP500 Combination Kit. This flooring kit includes a masonry drill bit, insertion tool, wire brush, vacuum attachment, and extraction tool, as well as important documentation such as a NIST-traceable certificate of calibration. *The WFP500 Kit has been upgraded […]

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24 or 72 Hours? That Is the Question…

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The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. Watch as Jason Spangler relates some key findings of a soon-to-be-released laboratory study. Here, Jason reveals: What the study shows about how accurately the Rapid RH® sensors “equilibrate” within the first hour. How this underscores Wagner’s long-held design principles; A surprising (to some […]

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Predict RH Readings Quickly & Accurately: Temperature Correction Table

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Ever wrestled with this challenge? The ASTM F2170 Standard requires you to measure RH at service conditions…but often you need to estimate the percent RH before you have those service conditions. Is there a way to do this accurately? Now – yes, there is. Listen as Jason Spangler reveals a new breakthrough tool from Wagner […]

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How Fast Does Concrete Dry? The Million Dollar Question

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Do you know how long it takes for concrete to dry? In the video, Jason explains the relationship between concrete curing and drying and the ambient conditions you need for concrete to properly dry. The rule of thumb is 30 days for every 1 inch of slab thickness and the right drying conditions for your […]

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Using the Rapid RH® Smart Reader with 4.0 EX Smart Sensors

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Jason Spangler talks about how the Rapid RH® Smart Reader works with our 4.0 EX Smart Sensors. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. The Rapid RH Smart Reader still works with Rapid RH 5.0 reusable sensors, but not with the Rapid RH L6. The CalMaster app has been discontinued. […]

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Relative Humidity in Elevated Slabs

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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 in […]

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Moisture Testing of Concrete Floor Slabs Webinar Trailer

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Wagner Meters is proud to offer the updated online course, “Moisture Testing of Concrete Floor Slabs.” This free training webinar is especially designed for contractors and flooring installers, and is presented by Howard Kanare, a leading expert in concrete moisture issues. Sign up for the webinar.

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Rapid RH® and Sustainable Flooring Products

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Industry expert, Jason Spangler, addresses the efficiency of using the Rapid RH® to test for moisture in concrete when preparing to work with sustainable flooring products. Undetected moisture in concrete can lead to costly repairs, causing flooring contractors to complete the work twice at their own expense. Avoid failures with sustainable flooring systems by utilizing […]

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DataMaster™ App and the Rapid RH® Smart Reader

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The DataMaster™ app* helps you read, record, and report ASTM F2170 test results and job specific Smart Sensor data wirelessly to your smart device. Follow industry expert Jason Spangler as he walks you through the process of the DataMaster™ app, giving you job specific Rapid RH® Smart Sensor data that you can document and deliver […]

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Rapid RH® 4.0 EX or 5.0 – Which One Is the Right Choice for You?

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Is the Rapid RH® 4.0 going away? (Since publishing this video, the Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6) Is the Rapid RH® 5.0 automatically the better choice for me? Not necessarily. Why are there these two versions of the Rapid RH® System? Find out the answers to these questions, as […]

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Easier Moisture Measurement: More Tools and Resources for You

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This video was created in 2016. We have since launched several new products and kits that have replaced what is seen in this video. We know it takes more than RH sensors to do your job with the excellence you bring to your work. Listen as Jason Spangler explains the tools and resources we supply […]

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Reduce Your Risk of Flooring Failures with Proven RH Concrete Moisture Testing

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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 of […]

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How to Replace Your Rapid RH® Easy Reader Batteries

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The Rapid RH® Easy Reader gives you fast and easy RH readings with its Touch-n-Sense™ technology. And because there’s nothing to calibrate, the Easy Reader is always simple to use. But what happens when the batteries die? Watch Jason Spangler demonstrate exactly what’s needed to replace your Easy Reader batteries quickly and easily. The Rapid […]

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Inside the Rapid RH® 5.0 Complete Starter Kit

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Wagner Meters introduced the Rapid RH® 5.0 Complete Starter kit. This concrete moisture testing kit that provides everything you need to benefit immediately from reusable sensors. Jason Spangler sits down with the contents of the kit to go over everything that is included in the kit and what each part is needed for.

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Moisture-Damaged Floors: Big Problem, Easy Solution – The Rapid RH L6

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Sad to say, about $1 billion is spent each year fixing flooring failures due to excess moisture in concrete. You know it’s a big problem, but do your clients know it? Fortunately, you have a simple, effective solution that you can tell others about. Check out this video resource about the Rapid RH, then share […]

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How to Troubleshoot Your Rapid RH® Bluetooth Smart Reader

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Having issues with your new Rapid RH® Bluetooth® Smart Reader? Its advanced technology makes it super easy to take relative humidity (RH) readings. Even so, we get an occasional call from customers wondering how to pair the Reader with their mobile device. Watch as Jason Spangler explains how to troubleshoot your Smart Reader for fast […]

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How to Use the Rapid RH® EasyCare CalCheck®

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With every purchase of Rapid RH® 5.0 sensors, you receive an EasyCare CalCheck 75% RH generator. Learn how to use this fast, convenient device so that you can be sure that all of your Rapid RH 5.0 reusable sensors are within the accuracy parameters required by the ASTM F2170 standard.

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5 Common Sources of Moisture in Old Concrete

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Many people believe they don’t need to test for moisture in old concrete slabs. They’re convinced a 20-year-old slab must be dry enough to install a finished floor product. However, this kind of thinking could lead to big trouble. Watch as Jason Spangler explains five common sources of moisture that could lead to very high […]

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SDS Drill Bits Explained

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Getting ready to drill your test holes for concrete moisture measurement? Make sure you’ve got the right tools for the job. Watch as Jason Spangler explains the different types of drills and drill bits, and why there’s really only one type that’s designed to help you get the job done correctly. SDS Plus Drill Bit […]

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How and When to Use a Vapor Retarder (ACI 302.1)

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How do you know when a vapor retarder is needed? And if it’s needed, where do you place it? Watch as Jason Spangler walks you through the American Concrete Institute (ACI 302.1) guidelines for determining how and when to use vapor retarders with a concrete floor slab.

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Why Choose the Hilti TE-CD Concrete Drill Bit?

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Want to save time and money while drilling your test holes for Rapid RH® concrete moisture testing? Then you’ll want to check out this long-lasting drill bit recommended by Wagner Meters. Watch as Jason Spangler explains the many advantages of the Hilti TE-CD Drill Bit. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid […]

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Breaking News: 24 Hour Equilibration Soon to Replace 72 Hours

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The ASTM F06 committee has approved changing the F2170 standard from 72 to 24 hours for a final, official reading. This still has to be published by ASTM so wait until the official release before using the new standard, but this is excellent news for users of the Rapid RH! The Rapid RH® 4.0 has […]

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Testing Thin Materials with the Wagner Meters Rapid RH® System

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Ed Wagner, CEO of Wagner Meters, answers your questions about using the Rapid RH® relative humidity testing system on thin materials. Ed provides illustrations and detailed answers to questions such as “How far can the testing cylinder come out of the concrete?” and “What do I do if the testing cylinder sticks out too far?” […]

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RH Testing: Now Faster Than Ever!

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Did you know there’s been an important update to ASTM F2170 guidelines? Wondering how this will affect your work? Watch as Jason Spangler shares the good news: RH testing just got a whole lot faster and now saves you more time than ever. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with the Rapid RH® L6. […]

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Smart Logger: How to Easily Track Ambient RH & Temperature

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Have you ever wished you had an easy way to track ambient relative humidity and temperature, even when you are away from the job site? Now you can! Watch as Jason Spangler unveils the brand-new Wagner Smart Logger™, a handy device for accurately monitoring, documenting, and storing data about your job site’s ambient conditions. Buy […]

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Use the DataMaster to Save Significant Time Doing Relative Humidity Testing

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Wagner Meters’ President, Ed Wagner, sits down to talk about the DataMaster™ app* and how it can save you significant time doing relative humidity (RH) testing. *The DataMaster app has been split into two different apps: DataMaster 4.0/5.0 (for use with Rapid RH® 4.0 and 5.0 sensors) and the DataMaster L6 (for use with Rapid […]

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Relative Humidity: How RH Testing Has Impacted Australia

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Is concrete moisture testing done differently in Australia compared to the United States? Jason Spangler, on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia, highlights important changes, including how flooring professionals are gravitating toward the use of ASTM F2170, the in situ relative humidity test method for moisture in concrete floor slabs.

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Can Rapid RH® Smart Sensors be reused or recovered?

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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.

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Does the Rapid RH® Reader ever need calibration?

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You must use a properly calibrated RH sensor to ensure accurate RH test results. But what about 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. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced with […]

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

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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.

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How Do I Get Concrete to Dry Faster?

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Want to know the best way to speed up the concrete drying process? You can’t go wrong if you pay attention to just three simple things. Watch as Jason shares the key factors for making sure your concrete floor slab dries as quickly as possible. Read our 5 tips to help you speed up concrete […]

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Rapid RH Sensor: Checking After Flooring Is Installed

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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. The Rapid RH® 4.0 has been replaced […]

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Rapid RH L6: How to Install (The Right Way)

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Watch this short video to learn how to install the new Rapid RH® L6 concrete moisture test and take advantage of new time-saving features. An enhanced version of the already popular Rapid RH system, Rapid RH L6 consolidates many concrete moisture testing features into a simpler process while featuring advanced technology that makes reporting faster, […]

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Rapid RH L6: Green Is the New Orange

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Introducing the Rapid RH® L6 system. An enhanced version of the already popular Rapid RH system, Rapid RH L6 consolidates many concrete moisture testing features into a simpler process while featuring advanced technology that makes reporting faster, easier, and more reliable, even in concrete with higher relative humidity (RH).

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Rapid RH 4.0 EX to L6 Explained

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Wondering why Wagner released the Rapid RH L6 and how it’s different than the 4.0 EX sensors you’re using now? Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Sales Manager, explains how the new L6 system digitizes in situ concrete moisture testing to make it easier, quicker, and most importantly, a more secure data reading and reporting system. Use […]

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How to Use the Rapid RH® Total Reader®

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The Rapid RH® Total Reader® combines the best elements of the popular Easy Reader and Bluetooth Smart Reader into an easy to use device for data display and wireless data transfer as well as ambient temperature and RH monitoring. The Total Reader works with Rapid RH L6 Smart Sensors to read relative humidity (RH) and […]

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Rapid RH L6 – How to Use the Insertion Tool

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It has come to our attention that people are getting so inspired by the speed, ease of use, and data integrity provided by our new Rapid RH L6 system that they’re using L6 system accessories in other ways to try and get the same great results. So, we’ve asked Jason to set the record straight […]

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The DataMaster™ L6 – What the App Can Do for You

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Are you exhausted filling out endless piles of paperwork? Frustrated with lost or destroyed documentation? Disgusted by coffee rings on your concrete RH test records? There’s GOT to be a better WAY! …Fret no more, Rapid RH L6 gives you digital freedom and an unbroken stream of data from sensor to final report. It won’t […]

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ASTM F2170 Best Practices from Wagner Meters

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This video is NOT about trying to convince you that the Rapid RH® L6 system represents the pinnacle achievement in data integrity, accuracy and responsiveness in concrete RH testing. …Or that Rapid RH L6 is most likely the fastest and easiest way to conform to the F2170 standard. No, this video is about how to […]

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Rapid RH® L6 Sensor Anatomy

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Welcome to Anatomy Class. ”But, I didn’t bring my textbook!” you say? …No problem. Jason leads you through this simple and fast course to get your Doctorate in L6 concrete RH testing …if there were such a thing. Check out the Rapid RH® L6

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Rapid RH L6 Total Reader – How to Remove Battery

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If you have reason to believe that the battery inside your Rapid RH® Total Reader® with LCD and Bluetooth® might be low on charge, replacing the battery is quick and easy. Watch this short demonstration video to see how it is done. Batter size for the Total Reader – One CR1/3N battery.

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Rapid RH L6 vs 5.0 Reusable Sensors

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If you’re using Rapid RH® L6 single-use sensors for your concrete RH testing and are wondering if you should use Rapid RH 5.0 reusable sensors, this video will provide you with useful information to help with your decision. Jason explains the differences between the two sensors and describes applications where each concrete RH testing system […]

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Does Rapid RH L6 Meet the ASTM F2170 Standard?

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“Jason, Does Rapid RH L6 COMPLETELY meet the ASTM F2170 Standard?” Yes, it does. To the letter. Why should you care? Liability. If your elegant, economic, and ergonomic floor suffers a moisture-related failure, fingers are going to be pointed at everyone in the room, including you. You’ll have greater protection from liability claims by showing […]

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DataMaster L6 App Tutorial

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The DataMaster™ L6 is a free multi-purpose app for data recording and reporting of Rapid RH® L6 Smart Sensor readings. In addition, when paired with the new DataGrabber®, the app allows for automatic, periodic reading collection and storage. This tutorial video plays when you open the DataMaster L6 app and guides you through the different […]

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Making Flooring Professional’s Life Easier [Best Practices]

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As a professional flooring installer, the potential for moisture-related flooring failure can hang like a dark cloud over any installation project. And not just because of something you or your crew did or didn’t do. Signs of failure, including cupping, crowning, and buckling, can occur for many reasons that may be outside of your control. […]

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Why Relative Humidity Testing [Simple Test Method]

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North American commercial property owners spend an estimated $2.4 billion every year on remediation of structures and floor coverings as a result of moisture-related flooring failures. Avoid being another statistic and learn about the superior reliability of the ASTM F2170 concrete slab RH testing versus other test methods. Also, learn how the Rapid RH L6 […]

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Tools for Moisture Testing in Concrete Slabs

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The right tool is essential to an efficient and successful task. In this video, Jason shows you several Rapid RH L6 tool kits for flooring installation and inspection that are packed with the right tools to make your projects more efficient and make your life a little easier. Check out the Rapid RH® L6

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Rapid RH – Answers Questions That Most Won’t Ask

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Most of us encounter concrete nearly every day, so we tend to take its incredible characteristics for granted. But have you ever wondered: Does concrete float? Are concrete and cement the same? Can concrete be too dry? Does cement go bad? Watch as Jason Spangler at our Rapid RH headquarters answers these questions (and more) […]

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How to Find How Thick Your Concrete Slab Is

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You’ve got to know the thickness of the concrete slab if you want RH testing to give you the information you’re looking for. After all, it’s a depth-specific moisture test. Watch as Jason Spangler walks you through some ways of obtaining the slab’s thickness for both new and old construction.

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When should you drill to 20% instead of 40% of the concrete slab?

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The ASTM standard says to drill down 20% into the slab, IF the slab is drying from both sides. That means there’s going to be air movement consistently on both sides of that slab. The reason for that is because that drying curve starts drying at the top surface but hits its wettest point in […]

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Concrete Floor & Wood Flooring Questions with Expert Advice

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Here is the first in a series, sharing answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about moisture in concrete and moisture in wood. Watch as Jason Spangler shares expert advice in response to the questions customers have been asking. For example: After I apply a leveling product to my concrete floor slab, what […]

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Concrete Moisture Meter: What is the C555

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The C555 Concrete Moisture Meter from Wagner Meters gives you a speedy indication of high and low moisture zones, assisting you optimal targeting of areas to place Rapid RH sensors and get the best readings from your in situ RH testing. The C555 is fully compliant with ASTM F2659 to function as a “…non destructive […]

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C555 Handheld Concrete Moisture Meter – Learn How To Use

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Wagner Meters introduces the C555 Concrete Moisture Meter as an effective tool to target pockets of unusually high or low moisture in the concrete slab before placing Rapid RH L6 Smart Sensors. The C555 Concrete Moisture Meter is fully compliant with ASTM F2659 for preliminary evaluation of the comparative moisture condition of concrete, gypsum cement, […]

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Concrete Moisture Meter: How to Calibrate the C555 (Training)

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The C555 Concrete Moisture Meter from Wagner Meters can be calibrated to the original factory accuracy settings wherever you are in less than a minute. Watch this video to learn more about the quick and easy calibration procedure. Check out the C555 Concrete Moisture Meter Wagner MetersWagner Meters is a family-owned American business that aims […]

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Concrete Moisture Meter: How to Use the C555 [Training]

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The C555 Electronic Concrete Moisture Meter is easy to use and provides instantaneous moisture readings. Watch this short video to learn how to use the concrete moisture meter and other valuable features of the C555 such as readings hold and relative mode scanning of non-concrete materials. Check out the C555 Concrete Moisture Meter

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