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Re: Welding rod storage

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07-26-2020 12:39:28

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Hello tractorkrum,

Usually moisture is not an issue. If moisture breaksdown the coating it can make for erratic arc. Take a black 5 gallon bucket with a good seal and you got storage for your rods.
If makes you feel better to heat them, put the bucket in the sun for a couple of hours. If the coating is intact, the rod will be dry the first few seconds you hold an arc, and all will be well


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07-26-2020 13:14:43

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 Re: Welding rod storage in reply to Guido, 07-26-2020 12:39:28  
Years ago before they came out with the 7018 ACrod the old welders trick was to dip the rd in water before sticking an arc

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07-26-2020 15:00:02

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 Re: Welding rod storage in reply to old, 07-26-2020 13:14:43  
Hello old,

I had my rods in an open metal cabinet at work. 5/32" 3/16" and 1/4
7018". some welds were specified as 5/8" one pass. I did put them in the warmer before use. Welding cracks in axle housings and installing new spring seats, probably not a necessity, but the boss said to do it,


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