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  • ASTM D 7438 : 2008

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    Standard Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-04-2008

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This practice applies to the measurement of moisture content of solid wood, including solid wood products containing additives, that is, chemicals or adhesives, by hand-held moisture meters under conditions of end-use.

    1.1.1 This practice includes calibration, use, and interpretation of meters for conditions that relate to wood product characteristics, such as nonuniform grain and growth ring orientation, and to end-use process conditions, such as moisture gradients.

    1.1.2 Meters employing differing technologies may not provide equivalent readings under the same conditions. When this practice has been applied, it is assumed that the referenced meter is acceptable unless otherwise specified. Meters shall have been calibrated by Test Methods D 4444.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee D 07
    Document Type Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    ASTM D 6570 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Assigning Allowable Properties for Mechanically Graded Lumber
    ASTM D 7469 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for End-Joints in Structural Wood Products
    ASTM D 4761 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Based Structural Materials
    ASTM E 72 : 2015 Standard Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
    ASTM D 2395 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 1666 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Conducting Machining Tests of Wood and Wood-Base Panel Materials
    ASTM E 3053 : 2018 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Wood Heaters Using Cordwood Test Fuel
    ASTM D 7954/D7954M : 2015 : REV A Standard Practice for Moisture Surveying of Roofing and Waterproofing Systems Using Non-Destructive Electrical Impedance Scanners
    ASTM D 198 : 2015 Standard Test Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes
    ASTM D 6874 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood-Based Flexural Members Using Transverse Vibration
    ASTM E 2579 : 2019 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    ASTM D 4444 : 2013 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
    ASTM D 7147 : 2011 : R2018 Standard Specification for Testing and Establishing Allowable Loads of Joist Hangers
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