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Post in 'The Gear' started by dylskee, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. dylskee

    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    Hello all,

    I'm worried I'm burning wet wood through my brand new Fireview so I hit the road this morning trying to find one to no avail. I can't find one in stores around here, I'm going to call Sears and see if they carry them in stores but if they don't I will buy one from Amazon. I found one that looks pretty good but I wanted to get your opinion before I pulled the trigger on one.

    How's this one? Looks like it has good reviews........
    http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools...qid=1350665235&sr=8-1&keywords=moisture meter

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I see no reason why that unit wouldn't work just fine. We are not dealing with cabinetry, just firewood. Basically just looking for ballpark numbers.
  3. dylskee

    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    Okay, thanks Jags..... :cool:
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I have the same one and it seems to work well. Only thing I'm not happy with is the prongs bent a bit easy IMO. I've heard the company would replace had I called, but I never got around to it.

    Lowes carry's those in my area. If yours doesn't, get it through amazon.com and it will be there in a few days. http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-MMD4E-Digital-Moisture/dp/B00275F5O2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350667540&sr=8-1&keywords=general moisture meter If I remember correctly, it was cheaper when I saw it in Lowes

    Also, if you get that meter, just be warned that you need to hold the power button down for 3-5 seconds to get it to fire up. I've heard of folks sending it back thinking it didn't work, when I don't believe they held the power on button in long enough

    pen
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    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I have the same one and I like, no problems here with it.
  7. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    I also have a general and yes I bought at Lowes, it works for me but I can see a problem if you strong arm it into the wood.
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    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    I have the General too. Yeah, good luck getting replacement prongs. But there really is no reason to be jamming them into a split anyway. Just give slight pressure into a fresh split and you are good to go. Just hold the button down until it turns on. I kept pressing that thing and thought it was DOA. Duh!
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    I have one also. $30 at Lowes...works great...There is a new one on Ebay for 19.99 plus $3 shipping...damn
  10. MasterMech

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    I too have "The General" and it has worked well so far. I wouldn't worry about the Fireview too much. You'll know pretty quick if the wood is ok or not and a load of marginal wood won't destroy your stove. Any soot deposited will burn off the first good hot fire you run in it.
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  12. MasterMech

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    You split each piece to test before you toss it in? ;) Test is only meaningful if you check a fresh split face of the log.
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  13. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    Our wood was delivered split, but only in 1/2's we are quartering as we go as the larger pieces that fit in our fisher won't in the Castine. My little estwing fireside friend is getting a work out and so am I
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