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  1. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    I have a pair of those welding gloves that go almost up to my elbows. Real heavy duty.

    I put them on and use a shovel like mentioned by Fossil .

    If I need a little more than the shovel I will use my hand as the gloves are so thick as momentary touching of a real hot piece of wood doesnt phase them.

    I have even picked up a piece of coal and flipped it back into the stove real quick no problem.

    Now I have a real comfort level with my stove welding gloves , they go back to 1990 when I was burning with my wood furnace.

    If I ever got new ones I would have to gain some trust with them. As they dont make things like they used too.

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  2. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Greenwood county, SC
    my stove does not have andirons, they only recommend a fire on the floor.
  3. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I have Harbor Freight Gloves and there the cheaper ones they sell ( i beleive they have hevier ones there) in the bulk pack. The leather is not as thick so it wears out more, but there insulated well. Even those things i can hold a coal for 10 seconds, im talking glowing red, or pick up a burning log hold it as i restraighten the stack then put it in. NOw loading a super hot say 700F stove they get hot after a prolonged reloading/stacking but thats hot!!
  4. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I'm having a flashback to one cold morning in Boy Scouts, when a buddy picked up a glowing hot coal with his GoreTex (or some other hi-tech fabric) glove, and we watched his hand go up like a torch. Very entertaining for a group of severely sleep-deprived 12 year old boys...
  5. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Same here. Very heavy with kevlar stitching. 3 years on the current pair and they're still in great shape. I've grabbed a few small escaping hot coals off the ash lip or the hearth and tossed them right back into the fire without missing a beat. But I always have the shovel ready as sometimes the gloves are too bulky to just pick up a stray, or I have to reach in and push a burning split back.

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