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  1. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Yep - having the gloves on by default makes all the difference when I have one of my occasional brain farts....

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  2. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    we use the little coa shovel/scooper when an ember falls out and have never gotten burnt. I don't think I would try to pick it up even if I did have gloves.
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Had to read this 3 times....thought you were telling us you wear a dress
  4. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Have a pair of leather gloves right there just in case I load a split too big and have to run outside with it half burning......or something needs to be moved around...other than that I cannot get in the habit of putting gloves on...and yes have plenty of burns to show how dumb I am.
  5. Insomnivore

    Insomnivore New Member

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    Reasons for my using gloves in order of importance: 1) Splinters They hurt almost as bad as burns and seem for some odd reason to be alcohol, the drinkin' kind, resistant, 2) Rodent and misc. small animal excrement / housing remnants on wood, (germophobe, yup) 3) Heat protection.

    Every year I do end up with a new scar or two on my right forearm since my gloves stop at the wrist. The scars make good conversation around the lunch table at work in July though.
  6. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Often but not always - there are non-leather fire retardent gloves that dogs wont eat
  7. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Damm, I'm gonna start loading my stove with my legs
    Cynnergy and bag of hammers like this.
  8. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    New Jersey
    yup welders gloves, I too like to partake in after work drinks and can get a little sloppy when loading
  9. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Philadelphia
    Yep... don't wanna mess up your hairy forearms. ;)
  10. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I only wear gloves out to the wood pile to avoid splinters. I don't wear them loading the stove, unless they're already on. I don't think that I've ever put them on to load the stove
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I like to think that my gloves look more like super hero gauntlets . . . I have thought about adding the spikes on the side to look more like Batman . . . abeit a short, fat and balding Batman with no ninja-like moves.

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