Re: Anyone use supere cheap harbor freight type welders for their bikes??
Welding rod must be kept dry. If they aren't stored in a moisture proof container they will attract moisture and won't weld correctly because the flux is ruined. Professional welders keep their rods in a heated environment to keep them dry. There are ovens designed to heat rods for that purpose. Long term storage is not a good idea unless you have provisions to dry the rods.
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