Download: Stick Electrode Storage 101

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As always, use your best judgement here. Critical welds, and/or welds that spesify using a "low-hygren" electrode, should always be done with a "dry" electrode...

ESAB Article:

"According to the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code, this is how to properly store and use 7018.
1. Shall stored at temperature of at least 250 F.
2. If exposed to atmosphere for more that 4 hours must be redried (baked).
3. Bake for at least 2 hours at 500 to 800 F.
4. Electodes shall be rebaked no more than once.
5. Electrodes that have been wet shall not be used"

Passing a bend test with SATURATED 7018:

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