> Bill, for those of us who are here to learn it would be really COOL if you could go into a a bit more detail to explain that statement, "low hydrogen for a reason". TIA!
Well, 7018 IS a low-hydrogen electrode, and it's important to use a low-hydrogen electrode for critical work to avoid hydrogen embrittlement. But 7018 ceases to be low-hydrogen when it absorbs moisture, which negates the main reason to use it. I think Bill's point is that if you can't properly store 7018 rods, it might make sense for most folks to use a different electrode such as 6011 or 7014.