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February 25th; First burn of the year!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrowningBAR, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It's the longest I've made it since I started burning.

    The 30 was the one that bit me. Got it on the forearm just before the elbow and beyond the length of the gloves.

    I was reaching in to place a log in the back of the stove.
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  2. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    Looooonger welders gloves! :p
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  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I have 4 burn marks on my right arm.
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Man I hate getting burned :mad:.
  5. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I have a nice burn mark on my right arm from this weekend, right where the gloves end, me trying to push that one monster piece to the very back of the stove gets me every time.
  6. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    You, or the wood?
  7. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    I got one burn make on my right arm
  8. ScotO

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    Me and my wife both have our shares of scars on our arms.....hers from loading the stove.....

    Mine, from unloading the toaster oven when the coils are still hot. MAN does that friggin hurt!!
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  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    This is my year for burns too.
    I changed the overnight loading strategy and it's taking a toll on the top of my thumbs....of all places. I'm amending said strategy as I type
    No, I don't wear gloves.
    The dogs use 'em as chew toys.
    .
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  10. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I always use gloves. My hands would look like hell after the burning season, otherwise. It would totally destroy my hand modeling career.
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  11. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    Go to TC and get a par of welders gloves
  12. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I was wondering why the running total wasn't in your sig this year.

    I really don't want to discuss it, but I burned my forehead a while back <>
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  13. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    I am so sorry;lol
  14. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I lightly singed my nose a few days ago, but I didn't count it.
  15. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    You're getting better every year! :)
  16. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I also have a burn on my hand for forgetting to wear gloves.
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  17. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    You cannot leave THAT one hanging......we need details, and I have a feeling I may get the chuckle I need this evening.
  18. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    First burn? Heck, I stopped keeping count on October 17th.
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  19. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    My arms looked like hell at the beginning of the burning season, they got so bad I was embarrassed at work that people noticed them, so I obviously wear my gloves but I also have a welders sleeve I wear on my right arm no more burns.
  20. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I got a good burn on the top of my forearm last week when I was loading from the top and hit the underneath of the lid bracket... That lid seemed like it fell on my arm in slow motion! Best part was it hit my arm not even an inch from where my glove ends!
  21. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I think got one early this season, but none recently. A huge help years ago was getting extra long stove gloves. These things go over the elbow. There hard to find, but someone here had a like to a site thats has them. Only problem is I get lazy and don't use them.
  22. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    I got burnt the first fire this year...long story short. I lit a fire starter that has like the wax wrapper. When I opened the door to put it in my eyes adjusted to the horror that was before me. The horror was........clumps of stink bugs all around the seal and everywhere! I was freaked but forgot the snake i was holding in my hand until it dripped on me... Woke up at that point. That burned like hell! I tossed in and burned them suckers up!
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  23. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Lost count after the first 3. The worst one was I was loading E/W:mad: and the top of my arm touched the front air tube. You can actually see the holes in the air tube burnt into my arm
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I had the imprint of the door latch on the 13 on my right thumb for a year, perfect match <pun intended & not intended> the first season with it :mad:

    Snagged my left thumb after stupidly opening the door and just grabbing the poker without putting my gloves on last week. First burn of the season for me.
  25. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I probably have the best one. The first year, 2006, with the 30-NC on the raised hearth I went to load it. Still getting used to a single large door. Pulled the door halfway open, squatted down and loaded the wood. Turned my head and laid my chin right on top of that hot cast iron door. Wore that painful burn under my chin for weeks.

    Every since then that door swings open ALL the way first.
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