Your not testing every piece of every batch, you testing the pile, so bring a couple random splits inside, let them warm up, re-split and test, if its in the ball park and batch was cut and split at the same time and kept in a place were the batch is kept together, 3 or 4 random pieces will tell you whether the whole pile is good or not.I got a MM with my furnace. The main problem I have with using it is the standard that the wood should be at 70 degrees. If I had stuff at 70 degrees regularly, I'd have so much less use for wood!
Seriously - does anybody have any real info on how temperature affects the readings? Being able to convert to 50 or 20 would make the thing usable.
Not that it's hard to tell with softwood if it's dry or not, but it would be a fun toy to have to compare to the moisture levels so many people post about.
Drying time also depends on the split thickness. Locally a friend is testing this with 3" thick oak splits that was stacked last summer. We'll be checking it around August to see how it's doing.If you cant get oak ready in two years you need to find a new place to stack where its exposed to sun and wind. I know not everyone has that option but two years where I stack and it's down to 20%.