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sarge338
sarge338
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Last Activity: 12-23-2020, 09:40 AM
Joined: 05-18-2020
Location: People's Republic of North Carolina
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  • sarge338
    replied to 7018 humidity problem?
    LOL. I thought it was me, as well, until I switched to my 7014 rods and didn’t have any more issues with porosity. So, either it was the 7018 rods or a big coincidence.
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  • sarge338
    replied to 7018 humidity problem?
    I guess I was spoiled in school... where they had an oven. I really like how 7018 welds, but this porosity thing is a nogo! I was running 1/8” rods, with about 1/4” bead, and at one point, the porosity was so bad that three of the pockets spanned almost the entire bead. Other areas, the pickets...
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  • sarge338
    started a topic 7018 humidity problem?

    7018 humidity problem?

    Hello Everyone!

    I recall, clearly, my welding instructor discuss drying 7018 rods that had been “sitting out” before using them. Well, I never had an issue with 7018 rods until yesterday. Every stick I tried to use, I ended up with porosity at in the bead. I didn’t have time to...
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