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WELDING TIP OF THE DAY : Old Rods, Drying Welding Rods
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 - 10/52
Most coated rods absorb moisture from the air. Damp rods do not weld well and are hard to maintain a consistant arc. Non-critical (non - low hydrogen) welding rods can be given a new life by drying them. You can dry small batches of rods with a torch. Larger quantities are best dried in the oven of a kitchen stove. Seperate the rods on a pan like a cookie sheet and bake at 250°F (120°C) for about 10 minutes. Old damp rods that were hard to start and ran irratically will run like new. Often an old refrigerator rigged with a light bulb inside is used to store rods and keep them dry. - guru





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