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Old 01-01-2017, 09:18 PM   #1
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Camera & Moisture Tool Recommendations...

I'd like recommendations on the following 2 items, from you guys who either own or have used them:

* Moisture Meter

* Flexible Inspection Camera


Pros, cons... what's so great about it, would you buy it again... is there a reason you wouldn't buy/use a certain item, etc.

Had a pretty bad leak in my roof during the hurricane back in October, with water continuously dripping from one on my ceiling puck lights... but hasn't leaked at all in any of the 3 rainstorms we've had since I got back here 3 weeks ago after the surgery I had in November. Since I assume that a faith-healer didn't miraculously intervene during my absence, I figure there's still gotta be an issue up there somewhere... and I know at some point, I've gotta check it out.

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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I'd like recommendations on the following 2 items, from you guys who either own or have used them:

* Moisture Meter

* Flexible Inspection Camera


Pros, cons... what's so great about it, would you buy it again... is there a reason you wouldn't buy/use a certain item, etc.

Had a pretty bad leak in my roof during the hurricane back in October, with water continuously dripping from one on my ceiling puck lights... but hasn't leaked at all in any of the 3 rainstorms we've had since I got back here 3 weeks ago after the surgery I had in November. Since I assume that a faith-healer didn't miraculously intervene during my absence, I figure there's still gotta be an issue up there somewhere... and I know at some point, I've gotta check it out.

Thanks in advance
I had that puck light leak problem in the big oval thing over my table. Took a few times to find from where it was coming but finally got it stopped.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:31 PM   #3
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I have a General Tools bore scope camera. It worked great for several years but just quit recently. Haven't had a chance to figure out why it quit working. It was a good value for the money at the time I purchased it.

As far as moisture meters... how much do you want to spend? We use some higher end Delmhorst meters at work, they go for ~$600+ each. We also have some less expensive Extech that seem to be fairly accurate.

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I'd like recommendations on the following 2 items, from you guys who either own or have used them:

* Moisture Meter

* Flexible Inspection Camera


Pros, cons... what's so great about it, would you buy it again... is there a reason you wouldn't buy/use a certain item, etc.

Had a pretty bad leak in my roof during the hurricane back in October, with water continuously dripping from one on my ceiling puck lights... but hasn't leaked at all in any of the 3 rainstorms we've had since I got back here 3 weeks ago after the surgery I had in November. Since I assume that a faith-healer didn't miraculously intervene during my absence, I figure there's still gotta be an issue up there somewhere... and I know at some point, I've gotta check it out.

Thanks in advance
The wife got me one of these two years ago (mainly because I have several other Ridgid tools). Very happy with it and have used it ALOT. https://www.amazon.com/Ridgid-CA-25-...n+camera+rigid
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Thanks for the replies...

Aaron, yeah in re a moisture meter, not sure I can justify the cost of an industrial quality instrument... but if I'm gonna invest in one, I do want something that is fairly accurate, fairly user-friendly, and gonna last me awhile. Yeah, I know... that's like the fella who told a mechanic he wanted quality work done quickly & cheap. The mechanic replied, "pick 2 out of 3"

So with that in mind, I'm open to your recommendations.
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Thanks for the replies...

Aaron, yeah in re a moisture meter, not sure I can justify the cost of an industrial quality instrument... but if I'm gonna invest in one, I do want something that is fairly accurate, fairly user-friendly, and gonna last me awhile. Yeah, I know... that's like the fella who told a mechanic he wanted quality work done quickly & cheap. The mechanic replied, "pick 2 out of 3"

So with that in mind, I'm open to your recommendations.
I would think the Extech that I linked to is going to be the best bang for your buck.

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ATCguy, I used a camera on a few Rv's that I repaired and it saved me time, when I had to look inside walls for wiring and leaks, I haven't used a moisture meter, but I wish I had one.....
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Best way is to build your own fan for pressuring the camper. Then mix up some soapy water and go out side and start making bubbles. Do it once a year.
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