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Preventing Weld Defects through Proper Consumables Care

How to minimize moisture pickup in SMAW electrodes:
SMAW electrodes are magnets for moisture if they aren’t properly stored, maintained, or handled, and moisture—hydrogen—can lead to cracks when deposited into the weld puddle...



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Preventing the Effects of Moisture Contamination on Flux Cored Wire

Article on how to protect and recondition flux cored wire when exposed to moisture.


Drive Off Moisture and Get Better Welds

Article on the effects of moisture on electrodes.