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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:32 am    Post subject: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This has probably been discussed before, but I do not recall seeing it. I am making a dryer/storage box for my welding rods. I am using a file box and installing a light socket with a 15W light bulb. Should I include some ventilation holes in the box? How do you store your welding rods to prevent drawing moisture? Any help would be appreciated.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I buy about 10 lbs at a time and throw them on a shelf in the box they came in. I know people will say I am doing it wrong but I’ve never had a problem. I also live where we have low humidity. I mostly use 1/8 7018.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If moisture is a real problem, heat the oven to 100 degrees and bake for a few minutes. Ellis
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-tractorkrum wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:32:13 07/26/20) This has probably been discussed before, but I do not recall seeing it. I am making a dryer/storage box for my welding rods. I am using a file box and installing a light socket with a 15W light bulb. Should I include some ventilation holes in the box? How do you store your welding rods to prevent drawing moisture? Any help would be appreciated.
I guess one of the most common rod ovens out there is an old refrigerator with the motor and stuff removed. Disable the switch so the light stays on all the time and you're good to go. Problem is, even with a 15w bulb it gets plenty hot in there and the bulbs don't last very long. I bought a line voltage thermostat for mine and then was able to use 40w bulbs which are much cheaper than the small ones and they last a lot longer. Set it for around 75 or 80 and no vent.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Needs to be as airtight as possible. I have a similar storage cabinet. I couldn’t get a reasonable life out of low wattage light bulbs. I put in a Glade plug in air freshener base, been working for years.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you weld every week then get or make a rod oven. If you only weld three or four times a month do what Mr. Kinney suggeseted and just bake them for a bit first.

Or just realize that most farm repairs can be done with other than 7018 and just throw them on the shelf. 60xx has put tons of farm equipment back together just fine, right off the shelf.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

An old mini fridge and a cheap coffee mug warmer.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I keep them in 4" PVC pipe with a cap glued on one end the other end just slip fit and of course removable. The thin wall drain pipe has flat end caps that will allow the containers to stand up. I keep them in the house near the wood stove and for 6 mos. of the year they are warm and dry. The other 6 mos. they seem to make out OK. Take a few to the shop at a time for the job at hand. I only weld now and then, not all the time and this has been working for me.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been welding for 58 years.
Still do a bunch in my shop.
Rods are stored in open boxes in my shop and I have never had a problem.
In fact, an old cousin of mine that welded in a shipyard during WW II, showed me that soaking AC welding rods in water would make them work well on cast iron.
I took some 6013 rods and soaked them and welded a cast iron frame on a very old concrete mixer and it worked very well.
Richard in humid NW SC
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've been welding since I was 16 or 17 and store my rods pretty much the same as you do. The old buzz box has a place in the back where my rods sit unless I have to many rod and then they sit on top or next to the welder
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you aren't worried about strength or meeting a code requirement, not much worry about most stick electrodes. 7018 is known in the trades as low-hydrogen for a reason...
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Welding rod storage Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In the 60s and 70s my father always kept his welding rods in the airing cupboard in the house. This was a large cupboard where the domestic hot water tank was located. The rods were around the tank with blankets etc on the shelves above. He would take out just enough for a particular job.
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