[Strawbale] Moisture monitor, logger and alarm

Norbert Payne norbert at 5eye...
Thu May 20 14:23:25 CEST 2010


I have developed a multi-sensor moisture monitor, logger and alarm,
mainly for straw bale buildings.

Have made, tested and installed a few in straw bale houses, but have not
yet done any larger production, because although moisture is a prominent
theoretical concern, how many straw or other "bio" builders are prepared
to invest a little money in long term monitoring of their house or

The idea behind the product is that it should be:
- useful, gives an early indication of moisture problems
- affordable
- easy to install
- easily used and understood, not demanding any technical skills
- low maintenance, just replace the battery once a year
- available also in a lower-cost kit version
- helpful for the wider acceptance of strawbale buildings

I would greatly appreciate any feedback on whether you would use such a
device in your strawbale house

Norbert Payne

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