Methods to preserve electrodes
There are many things that you should do for the preservation of electrodes. This is, to keep the electrodes safe until you use it again for the next project. The self preservation of electrodes depends upon the properties of the electrodes themselves.
One of the key elements here is that the electrodes that you purchase are meant to be kept dry. Humidity will lower the quality of the electrodes. Humidity will affect the quality of the coating which would in turn reduce the quality of the weld. There are special ovens available for preheating of the electrodes before they are put to use.
This pre heating is done to remove all moisture from the electrodes. With the removal of all traces of humidify from the electrodes, the welding procedure can be carried on successfully. Also these electrodes are kept in a moisture proof environment so that future damage can be avoided.