28 Sep '12, 9am

If anyone wants to discuss retrofit monitoring issues related to risks of rots, bugs and molds:

It's an appealing-sounding idea but is it cost effective? Each remote sensor has a wireless interface and presumably a battery. What do they cost? And the presence of the batteries means they can't be built-in unless there's some way to access them. Compare that with something like a 1-wire system, which is a bit more effort to install but then can be left to its own devices and is cheap enough to embed extra, spare sensors. How are the wood moisture meters that are shown intended to be used? They don't look like they'd be reliable in thelong term if left in place pressed aginst a beam and indeed don't seem to be designed for easy mounting. So are they intended to be carried around to test exposed timbers? In which case, I'd say the wireless interface brings only a marginal advantage over a normal moisture meter.

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