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What is everyone using to check the moisture in their wood before using? What should the moisture level be?
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Here is a shot of the one that I use, I aim for around 10%. They are quite cheap on Ebay, here is an example:

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That's rarely a problem here in the desert, but I have a similar two pin meter. Oddly, this is a much improved version of the original moisture meter for plants that was invented and patented by engineer Harry Wayne, who recently passed away after building a company that made dozens of electronic vision training devices. He was still creating original devices well into his 90s.

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I also use a cheap 2 pin meter. Below 12% is the figure I’ve always heard.

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I use a Harbor Freight and never been wrong.

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how do you know???
Got 2 of them and they both read the same. How do you check yours?
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built in...
and there's plan ''B''....

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I thought I was wrong once...but was mistaken.
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