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Another tip for restarting 7018 rods.

by Mike
(Oklahoma)

This is something that's always worked for me, be it out in the refinery or down in the machine shop.

When you've just stopped a pass, your rod will have a bit of molten metal on the end. If you're quick, you can give it a flick and send the little bit flying.

This will leave an open space at the tip, and you can really easily snap off a small chunk of flux with your glove to expose a new clean surface on the electrode.

All you have to do is make sure that you don't flick it at someone nearby!

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