I have a box of 3/32 E7018 welding rod that spent a while without being kept in a dryrod oven. Also a bunch of Stoody 21 hardfacing rod.
I am doing an experiment, I took a few of each kind of rods and I will dry them in a natural gas grill at the highest setting. Then I will compare how they work after being dried, with ones that I have not dried.
My grill can go to something like 730 degrees. I measured it with an infrared thermometer gun. Maybe it will rise to 750 or so.
Do you think that an hour at full temp ought to be enough?i