View Full Version : my 7018 rods are saved
12-17-2004, 02:45 PM
well about a month ago my parents got a that food saver vac
it works really really good
but anyways i just had an idea and tryed it
i have a 5 pound pack of 7018 rods that i wont be useing for a while and i heard that moisture really gets to them easily so i put them in a food saver bag and removed the air
the box started to change shape a tiny bit but i think the coating on the rods will still be there when i take them out
al lest i hope it will
anyone else try food saving their electrodes?
i think its great :)
12-17-2004, 02:51 PM
I must say that you are a creative guy moody. :D
12-17-2004, 03:52 PM
Very clever! That would be a good system for packing half a dozen rods for stowing away in the jeep.
12-17-2004, 04:06 PM
Yes, that should work even better than the plastic storage tubes because you are drawing a bit of a vacuum. I really like the plastic tubes. Vacuum packing a group of rods that you won't need for a while is a great thing to do, but I would want to make sure they are dry as possible first.
12-17-2004, 04:23 PM
They should make a little chamber on the cap of those tubes for a pack of silica gel. That would keep the rods even dryer than when you put them in.
12-17-2004, 05:31 PM
heres is a pic of them
when i sealed the box into the bag the bag was too wide to seal and i just found some air got in so i resealed them out of the box
and when i took them out of the box only one rod out of all in the 5 pound box was dammaged
12-17-2004, 08:00 PM
im trying to make a pvc pipe into a food saver tube for welding rods so they dont get crushed
12-17-2004, 08:30 PM
i just talked to the people that made the food saver
and asked them to make a 2' long pipe for storing electrodes.
it should save lots of electrodes and make lots of welders happy .
cant waight to see if they make one.
12-18-2004, 08:28 AM
If you are a jack of all trades (and master of none) like myself, and do a/c work, then you could make a pipe with a fitting and valve and use your vacuum pump to evacuate.