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  1. #11
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    We put a little bit of dry charcoal in ours and use a 7 1/2 watt bulb when we're not opening it much and that has worked for years..no moisture problems. If the frig or freezer seals up tight a small bulb will build up heat but to keep them dry it's more about humidity..buy a cheap humidity gauge and that will tell the story better than temperature will. If you have moisture in your rods and want to use something cheap you can use a small electric counter top oven.
    Hope this helps.
    Farris
    Gone But Never Forgotten!

  2. #12
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    old toaster oven i have used in the past as a rod oven... worked like a champ
    Nick Leinonen

  3. #13
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    I think I'm gonna change from the heat lamp, I check it all the time and it's never on, so the thermastat hasn't quit working yet, its turned down to 70 now, and I even put a pair of welding gloves and a pair of work gloves in there, but I'd hate to be working out of town for a week or so and that thermastat quit, it might be ok but I don't want to take that chance, got too much invested in tools to let it burn up because of stupidity, great advice so far guys it's been alot of help, the ovens I've looked at online, go from 100-450 degrees around that area, but cost big bucks, so keeping them in a dry stable area should work great for my purposes

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstow151
    I think I'm gonna change from the heat lamp, I check it all the time and it's never on, so the thermastat hasn't quit working yet, its turned down to 70 now, and I even put a pair of welding gloves and a pair of work gloves in there, but I'd hate to be working out of town for a week or so and that thermastat quit, it might be ok but I don't want to take that chance, got too much invested in tools to let it burn up because of stupidity, great advice so far guys it's been alot of help, the ovens I've looked at online, go from 100-450 degrees around that area, but cost big bucks, so keeping them in a dry stable area should work great for my purposes
    Barstow, I think you'll be fine with a smaller bulb. If your frig seals tight try using a 40 watt and see what that does. We had a 40 watt in ours once and didn't use it for several days and then when we opened it, it was pretty hot in there that's when we backed down to a 25 then we backed down to a 7 and a half watt when we added the charcoal.
    Gone But Never Forgotten!

  5. #15
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    Default Rod Oven

    The heat required for electrode storage is dependent on the SMAW electrode type. To store the low hydrogen electrodes ie XX15,16,18 & 28 "they shall be stored in ovens held at a temperature of at least 250 degrees F"... according to the AWS D1.1 Steel welding code. The cellulose & rutile XX10-11 & 13 & 14 should just be kept dry. If you are storing a 50 pound box of each, opened 3/32, 1/8 and 5/32 electrodes (150 pounds or more) a regular electric (don't use gas!) kitchen stove rescued from the curb or picked up used for less than 50 dollars works fantastic. Build a cabinet setting on top of the stove and use the exhaust heat to keep the cellulose & rutile electrodes dry. The pan drawer provides a handy & dry storage bin for GMAW wire spools and other consumables. If the stove is olive green you might want to use a high temp spray paint to color coordinate the decor in your shop.

  6. #16
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    that would work great for what I need, I'm storing 100 lbs- 7018 1/8, 6013 1/8, 7014 1/8, 6011 1/8, 6013 3/32, it's too bad I sold my old stove, I'm looking for another, I'd like a refreshment fridge in there, (beer) get thirsty once and a while and don't like tracking stuff in the house, get yelled at LOL
    I'm still looking for a stove, I'll find one sooner or later I'm sure

  7. #17
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    While not the perfect solution I use a Dehumidifying Rod in my fridge.Been there for two plus years now and no problems.You can pick one up from your local gun shop or at Brownell`s.

  8. #18
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    The low temp will work for the 6010, 6011, and 6013 they have a high celulose sodium flux. 7018 and any of the 18's for that matter are Low Hydrogen flux and as per ANSI should be stored at 250deg to 350deg oven after being removed from the hermedicly sealed container. Also if your rods haven't been broken out of the container and its still sealed sweet leave them in the shed.

  9. #19
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    Hi again barstow 151 found this on e-bay sale ends 04-10-06 on a 450lb rod oven item # 7606669798 can e-mail at industyrecycles.com says to e-mail dar@industryrecycles.com the buy now price is 387.65 didnt know if this would be what you migth be looking for instead of the frig or toseter oven deal hope this helps.
    garthswelding@aol.com trail blazer 301g with all the fixins:delta band saw dewalt chop saw craftsman drill press, sp-135 mm251 spectrum 375 suite case mig, tig w/hi freq. one welding truck.

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    Not sure where you are at but the Government has what is known as DRMO Defence reutilization yards that sell off old equipment that has been taken out of service hop on the web page at www.drmo.gov and take a look at all the goodies. My buddy bought a Duce and a half for $1000.00 and is in the middle of restoring it. I'll have him send me some pic's and forward.

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