February 25th; First burn of the year!

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

  1. BrowningBAR

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    And your posting history is the reason why that door has swung all the way open on every load since day one.
     
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    I have enough burn marks on my arms that when asked, I just say I participate in underground knife fighting. Saves a lot of explaining.
     
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    I know....the title of the post made me go...huh?? I have way too many burns to count...got one on my neck last week....door open, I reached over the top to grab a chunk o wood and...ouch...a nice burn hickey
     
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    Another reason I am glad I burn north to south. My hands and arm are not going any where near a glove length into the stove.
     
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    I had a great pair of Vermont Castings (at least that's what they said on the branding tatoo) that finally wore out last year. Everyone said go get those HarborFreight blah-blah-blah's welders gloves for whatever blah-blah-blah price "they're the same", yeah right! Like anything "you get what you paid for", well shortly thereafter I paid for a nice 1"x2" tatoo from the door, AND they're already getting close to replacing due to wear from the hot logs. I wish I could find some of those VC's again, :)
     
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    Why can't I bring myself to burn NS? must be me being OCD
     
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    Dumb left hinge stove doors. >>
     
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    This has not been a good year for that. I made it through the first two seasons with but barley one slight burn. This year I'm at three good ones and every one has been slightly worse. I think I have been healing from a burn almost all burning season this year. I am going to have to break down and order a pair of gloves that come up to my elbow this summer. :(
     
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    Have had some pretty bad burns, including a hot oil burn, in the kitchen over the years. but never with the wood stove. Maybe another advantage of the side loading small Woodstock doors...you really don't get your arms in the stove at all...and have to open the door wide to be able to load...and when open, the door is back toward the wall and out of your way....Small doors can be a pain because they restrict the size of your splits (not so much the PH, but definitely the Fireview...), but seeming benefits so far: (for me at least): no burns, no wood ever rolling out of the stove. So, as with many things. we take the "good" along with the "bad".
     
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    Short wood with a deep box and a small door opening all most cost me giving up the stove because she would not tend to it after the mark it gave her arm wearing the wrist length gloves I had for the n/s load Summit.
    I bought some long ones really quick after that and she has stoked it up here in the past week a couple times.
     
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    Jeez...I though I was the only one getting burned so I havent said anythiing. :)
    Only a couple blisters so far this year, but those dont hurt like the ones where you reach inot the back to place one E-W and your hand is sort of smoldering all over when you pull it back.
    I had thought of getting elbow length gloves, and now it just makes more sense.
     
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    I've had a couple this year too. They happen.
     
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    huh, I think this is the first year without burns (so far - and knocking on wood). I usually have a couple overlapping burns on the top of my left forearm by now.
     
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    I am way too superstitious to make a statement like that......I just expect to have a couple of burns during the season. I have found that using gloves or not it still happens. I am thinking of getting one of those silver fire suits.
     
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    I have a pair of those gloves. They have been great, when I actually put them on.
     
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    ;lol;lolI'm not laughing at you, Jeff....I'm laughing WITH you....

    I burnt the tip of my nose (YES THE TIP OF MY NOSE) <> pretty bad a couple years back, I was doing a 'sniff' test around the single wall pipe joints above the stove because wifey thought she smelled smoke (I think the smell came from a reload, in the end), anyway I bumped the tip of my nose on the pipe and looked like Rudolph for a week and a half......;em

    True story.....
     
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    The first year we had ours, 3 winters ago my wife burned her cheek on the side of the door! Of course I have had a few tube burns on forearms. One time loaded ash bucket with some hot coals took off gloves for some reason, than pushed bucket to side with bare hand ouch!
     
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    Our local Ace sells a decent pair of elbow length hearth gloves. Like my many pairs of welders gloves, but a little lighter and less stiff. I keep a pair next to each stove, along with a pair of regular leather garden gloves for when I need to be less encumbered.
     
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    Our local Ace sells a decent pair of elbow length hearth gloves. Like my many pairs of welders gloves, but a little lighter and less stiff. I keep a pair next to each stove, along with a pair of regular leather garden gloves for when I need to be less encumbered.
     
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    95% of the time, unless fo some weird reason I need to actually put my arms in the stove, I use shearling lined split leather gloves, regular outdoor work length. They insulate better than stove gloves, can be used both for bringing in firewood and loading the stove, are not cumbersome, and wear like iron. I've actually resewn the seams a few times, and only now after 7 or 8 years of use, is the leather starting to wear in one (critical) spot.
     

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