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  1. #1
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    Cool Storing stick electrodes

    Being a home and farm owner I always have a supply of xx10,11's and xx18's and a few 308-316 stick ecltrodes on hand and need to find a economical way to store them and keep the moisture from them. Being on a limited income now makes the economical part important!! I have been coming to this site awhile and some pretty helpful folks here it seems!!

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    Well at our school shop my teacher keeps his electrodes in what seemed to look like a drawer with a metal covering over it. You could always make something like the picture I have below. Easy enough to build or you could easly buy it without the worry of burning a hole in your pocket.(it really doesnt have to be the exat 3 extra doors but sometihng along the lines of that).
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    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Cool storage

    if the rods are 6010,7010,8010,9010,6011,316,309,308,dont put these in a rod oven however you must put the 7018 in a rod oven, you can pickup a small rod oven for about $60.00 or get a flood lite and keep them warm that way

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    A friend of mine keeps his welding rod in an old chest type freezer, inside he has several lamps to keep it warm inside and hopefully dry as well.

    The freezer is of course well sealed.

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    I have small screw top sleeves that I keep a working supply in, but for bulk storage, I have a section of four (or was it six...don't remember) inch PVC pipe with a cap on one end and a clean out screw plug on the other. (don't try to take it on an airplane, it looks like something that would raise and eyebrow or two). I keep one for each type of rod I keep around. I think I built most of them from scrap I've picked up at jobsites. I've never tried it ,but I guess you could shove some packets of that silica drying agent in with 'em. Does anyone know if that stuff would have any adverse long term effects on the rods?

    Since you are on a farm, do you have some pipe laying around that you could weld a cap on one end and put a threaded cap on the other? Just a thought.

    SSS

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    Default one other thought

    I use the PVC set ups because I can almost drive over them and not worry about any damage. If you want to go really cheap, and aren't too worried about structural integrity, rubbermaid and other companies make all sorts of watertight food storage containers. I'm sure one of those is plenty big enough to put some rods in.

    SSS

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    I store my rods in the freezer half of an old refrigerator. Seems to keep them dry and fresh, been doing it ever since 1982. I use the refrigerator half of it to store other supplies such as grinding wheels, chop saw wheels, and wire brushes. I also store my gloves and hood in the lower half. Hope this helps.

    Bryce
    BB Farm Supply

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    Post how about a chest freezer

    i have a big chest frreezer that is metal lined that hurricane Rita made "go south" on me. I can put a fixture or 2 in it with 25 watt bulbs and leave a small vent in the top and place metal commercial refregirator shelves over them, and pot my humitity meter in there and check it!! sorry for spelling!!

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    I use an old safe that I have a power cord run into it, with a 60 watt light bulb on the end, always on. I also use those electrode containers that HF, Lowes and other places sell. These are my long term storage, and they are also in the safe.

    Jerry

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    I hope I have the right Idea in my first thread for a storage compartment. I'm almost positive that what I posted would work, If not tell em so someday I wont make a terrible mistake in the storage of my electrodes.
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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