I'm a lurker and occasional poster here. In a few days I'm having some maple hardwood flooring installed as part of a remodel. I'm a bit concerned about the moisture content of the flooring going in, due to:
1) My experience with the GC handling this work shows that he is prone to shortcuts and sloppy work, 2) The hardwood was very recently manufactured (the product was backordered from the manufacturer, and is being shipped to me as soon as it is ready), 3) The floor is being installed the day after it arrives in my house, i/e. no in-house acclimatization.
Because of this, I'd like to check the MC (moisture content) before I give the OK to install it. Trouble is, I have no moisture meter (I rarely need one: Wood generally sits around my shop for at least a year before I get around to starting the project I bought it for!)
I'm wondering if anyone is aware of any place in the Portland, OR area which rents these, or failing this, if there is a RCW'er who could loan/rent me one for a day? (Please don't suggest I 'buy' one locally and return it next day, I wouldn't feel right about that.)
Thanks for any help,
Kelly Forest Grove, OR