WOOD PELLET MOISTURE TESTER
TEST for MOISTURE in all WOOD PELLETS You Purchase Look for 4-10% MOISTURE CONTENT or less WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR WOOD PELLETS
Use this Wood Pellet Moisture Tester to test all the Wood Pellets you find or use. Your wood pellets should have between 4 to 10% or less mositure. This is a wood tester that is programmed for either wood pellet testing, wood chip testing, or saw dust testing. (We have cheaper Grain Testers that will work with wood pellets). It will test for 4 to 23% Moisture in Wood Pellets, 15 to 65% Moisture in Wood Chips, and 6 to 30% for Saw Dust. You need to search for DRY Wood Pellets at approximately 4-10 % DRYNESS or dryer to burn well in a pellet stove. Most wood pellet bags come in air-tight plastic bags ranging 4-10% Moisture content. Some warehouses have high humidity and moisture, and if the bags are not air-tight sealed, moisture will creep in. Also your supplier may inadvertenly slip you some WET Wood Pellets and you should have a way of monitoring that. Note that your pellet Stove, Furnace or Boiler will run much better with 4-10% (or less) DRY Wood Pellets and the dryer the wood pellets, the higher your BTU/Hr output. High moisture wood pellets can become impacted and jam the auger and/or auger shaft. High moisture wood pellets will crush into a dough-like putty and crate JAMS galore! High moisture wood pellets can also cause clinkers in the fire pot, a characteristic normally indentified only with corn-burning. . Dry wood pellets can help eliminate costly agitator and auger repair, burn higher BTU output, and save you money in the long run. A MOISTURE TESTER is used by people that own and operate Pellet and Multifuel Stoves, Inserts, Furnaces, Boilers, or any device that burns pellets or corn.
FURTHER NOTE: we sell cheaper Grain Testers that will work with wood pellets. You can buy an upgraded Grain Tester model that will test from 5 to 40% Moisture in around 16 grains where grain settings 5, 7, 11 test similar to wood pellets... and it is far less costly than a wood-pellet tester -- see Option (2). NOTE: We also sell a CORN Moisture Tester at a lower price, and it will also test for wood pellet moisture. Check out our other Corn and Pellet Stove items listed in our Ebay Store.
MOISTURE TESTING RESULTS for Fuel King Premium Hardwood Pellets (Blue Plastic 40 lb Bag) tested out to be less than 5% Moisture. They burn good, are premium hardwood, and are the right length 1/2 to 3/4 inches. Fuel King, the blue-bag company, is a division of Midwest Sawdust, Inc, P.O. Box 883, Spencer, IA 51301 and you can contact them.
(1) CORN MOISTURE TESTER $175, (2) WIDER TESTING RANGE: For a wider testing range of 5 to 40% for 16 grains where grain settings 5, 7, and 11 can be used to test similar to wood pellets and it is priced at $299, (some people use this instead to test wood pellets!), or (3) MULTIGRAIN MOISTURE TESTER that will test 39 to 40 grains for $349 in a mosture range of 5-40%. A picture of it is the same as it looks physically identical to the Corn Stove Moisture Tester. It will include testing of grains such as: corn, big red hard wheat, oats, soy beans, barley, sun flower seeds, olives pits, cherry pits, etc...SHIPPING OR PERSONAL PICKUP
Customer may pick this item up in person or have it shipped by either by USPS or UPS, weight 5 lbs.SPECIFICATIONS
Weight 5 lbs, Size 8" High X 3-1/2" diameter plastic bottle, twist cap, Electronic Digital readout. Tests for moisture range for wood pellets: 4 to 23%, saw dust 6 to 30%, chainsaw saw dust and wood chips 15 to 65%. Manufactured for us to specifications by: American Testing Equipment.QUESTIONS
Remember to check our Ebay Store for other related items. For questions or comments contact: Corn Stoves of Iowa, Corn and Wood Pellet Stove Dealer, 1304 1st Avenue, N.W., Suite B, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, 319-298-0500, FAX 319-362-0978, E-mail: Use the Ebay Ask-a-question system that is highlighted in blue located at the bottom of the listing in the far lower lefthand side ....