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  1. Havendalefarm

    Havendalefarm Member

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    Funny, it seems many on here like to keep gloves at the wood stove. I don't think we have ever kept any by the stove in sixteen years of heating only with wood. Can't recall getting burned. Have gotten black on my hand or wrist from a slight contact, just didn't get burned. How many use gloves on a regular basis? Am I really that cheap\stubborn? Then again maybe the wife or kids might actually be inclined to give the stove a thought if they had some gloves.

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  2. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I've tried a couple different times to keep gloves at the stove.
    The dogs turn 'em into chew toys.>>
    Bad dogs.
    I had a little period recently where it seemed like I was getting nipped by the stove almost every day. I changed how I was doing things........burns hurt.
  3. Hardrockmaple

    Hardrockmaple Feeling the Heat

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    Burning for 40 years+ have never used 'em. With the side loader I only get a few nicks every year.
  4. Dave A.

    Dave A. Minister of Fire

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    Use gloves and still get burnt a few times a year -- arm hit's door edge or latch, glove had a hole -- found out the hard way, etc. Most burns are just 1st degree, aloe works on them.

    Only my second season, and with all the burn holes in clothing, it's like smoking again.
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  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    We keep a pair of welding gloves at the stove (out of the dog's reach) all the time. I like to be able reach in and grab a split of need be.
  6. Scols

    Scols Member

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    I wear gloves to move burning splits, otherwise I go beerhanded;). Thats why my forearms are bare! My wife doesnt go near the stove without them.
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  7. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    You guys who never get a burn must drink less than me ;)
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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    My gloves are on the coffee table on the way to the stove. And they go on anytime I head to the stove. Arm burns are one reason but I just know that one of these days I am gonna trip on that damn hearth extension and the reflex is going to be to reach forward to break the fall and erase my fingerprints.

    That Moderator drinking thing ya see.
  9. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I use them to move anything red in the stove, otherwise I go commando. I'll typically just throw them on during really early morning reloads because I often find myself catching coals/logs as they roll out because I'm half asleep while packing.
  10. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got welder's gloves hanging with my stove tools next to both stoves. Basically never use them unless something extraordinary is happening that demands I get up close & personal with the fire.
  11. Scols

    Scols Member

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    Wanna bet !
  12. Coog

    Coog Member

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    Call me chicken sh$@ but I where my gloves every time. I've got a fireplace so they go on the mantel. No one touches them but me.
  13. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Surprisingly, I have never had that problem with the 350lbs of dogs running around in here. Probably because they are too busy sleeping.

    I wear gloves for just about everything, to keep my hands nice and soft [​IMG]
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  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I invite people that don't use gloves to run right out and buy a stove with a twenty inch deep firebox like the 30-NC. ;lol
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  15. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I used to never wear gloves, but after getting black on a few otherwise perfectly good dress-work shirts, I started getting in the habit of wearing long welders gloves.

    The only time I ever had a problem was one morning when an errant hot coal came bouncing out of the stove and stuck to the top of my foot at the base of my big toe and next one. I shook and that sucker wouldn't come off. Had to pull it off and had one heck of a burn there and took a very long while to heal up.

    Lesson learned.

    pen
  16. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Then load it EW
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  17. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    When reloading, grasp each split from the end that will be closest to the door and push it in. Reaching in there to pull it in from the other end is probably where you're gonna have a problem. >>
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  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    What I love about this site. All the stuff ya can learn!
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  19. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    You can tell the NO glove wood burners ,the ones with all the scars(and no hair) on their forearms.
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  20. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    No fingerprints isn't exactly a bad thing ::-)
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  21. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I have 3 stoves in 3 different locations and 3 sets of welding gloves, one set at each location. Sometimes i try to substitute those yellow work gloves but they melt onto your hands. Not fun
  22. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Never use gloves loading. (15 years as a cook, everything from pizza joints to corporate slop) Usually grab and toss embers back in too. >>
    Rarely use them handling wood unless I'm filling the truck. Gettin' pretty good at digging splinters out.
  23. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    We got the 30, and the wife does most of the fire building,,,,,barehanded. The only time she uses gloves is when I am handing her wood thru the window to restock the wood box , so she doesn't get any splinters.
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  24. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Fireman says wear your PPE, er, gloves, fire hot.:ZZZ
  25. Havendalefarm

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    Well I guess the real reason we have never had gloves at the stove is that if we did they would probably end up out in the shop by the welder and wouldn't be there when someone needed them. I come from a long line of Scottish skinflints; " Them gloves cost money and your skin will grow back". No joke, heard that more than once during haying season as a kid. It was right up there with; " At least you don't have to eat your shoes".

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