I was hoping that I could use the electrolysis method to clean the hammers that follwed me home last week, but I have questions about Hyrogen embrittlement:
Is it a concern with hammers? - or just small items like springs etc
I understand the hydrogen will be released from the steel over time - but I cant find any info on time scale - how long does it take? day months, years??
I also understand that baking the piece in an oven bellow tempering temperature will drive out the hydrogen - is there any safety issues here? I imagine the volume of hydrogen relased is small, but I like to be sure when dealing with hot explosive gasses in the house!
Thanks for your help, advice and opinions.