Due to some water damage I am going to be replacing my 3/4 X 3 1/4 red oak (number 3) with 3/4 X 5" Rustic Red Oak and just wanted to get some advice from the pros here. In regards to the wood acclimating and checking the moisture content of the flooring I have thought it might be a good idea to buy a meter, and that is my first question: is there a particular meter I should get? I know there are different types and just wondering if a cheaper meter will work or if I should buy a more expensive one. Another question deals with what I read on another forum concerning gluing the end joints (not the tongue and groove where floor is nailed down but where they butt together). Is that a good/bad idea? I know I can research this but hoping to get some input from those who have experience with putting down flooring. Thanks.