Quote: "You can almost lay it down and drag it."
You can leave out the "almost". You not only can drag it, it might be that you are supposed to. One of the welding instructors at the local community college once showed me a data sheet which either came with the rod or had been issued by the manufacturer for one brand of 7018 we used. It stated that the rod was meant to be dragged (drug?) and that it wouldn't meet some code if it wasn't. I don't remember the specifics any better than that, but I might have kept the document. It's Xmas eve morning, though, so I probably won't get around to looking for it today. My point is that if 7018 is ever meant to be dragged, it seems like you could count on 7014 and 7024 being so.