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What do you use for heat protection on yer paws?

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  2. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    I use the el cheapo cotton mitt that came with my Morso. It is not anything special and only covers my wrist, but its more than adequate for me to grab the hot handle, stir the coals, toss in some splits and even move them around in the firebox. I don't even need to use it every time, only when I've got a ragind bed of coals.
  3. wally

    wally New Member

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    i use welder's gauntlets (leather and lined). nice protection up to the mid-forearm. not expensive. last for a long time.
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I second the welding gloves.
  5. ChrisN

    ChrisN Feeling the Heat

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    I use old fire dept gloves. they are probably similar to welder's gloves.
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    mikedengineer New Member

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    I use welding gloves and a long sleeve shirt when I'm smart enough. Sometimes I experience brain fade and go in with short sleeves... gets warm quickly.
  8. MrGriz

    MrGriz New Member

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    I'll throw out another vote for welding gloves. You do have to keep an eye on them though. I found a hole in one of the fingers the hard way a few weeks ago when I picked up a chunk of red hot coal that rolled out.
  9. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    I keep my trusty welding gloves in the empty ash bucket beside the stove. My most recent advneture with them was retrieveing a couple of golf ball sized chunks of red coal that fell out of the loading door. If not for those gloves I would have had to pick them up chop-stick style with kindling and since I am a fork and spoon kind of guy I would have likely just made things worse.
  10. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I just try not to burn my hands. Pokers move the wood around inside the box.

    Matt
  11. eba1225

    eba1225 Feeling the Heat

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    After getting a couple good burns on the paws I elected to just just a basic pair of leather gloves, the kind you can get at the big box stores for ~$2.
  12. bill*67

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    my vote goes to the welding gloves as well.i also use a poker to help move the wood inside the stove.
  13. crazy_dan

    crazy_dan New Member

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    Welding gloves is what I use as well.
  14. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    I first tried an elbow-length terrycloth oven glove, but that was a little too flammable. Then I got one of those nomex/kevlar "Ove Gloves" you see on tv sometimes. That doesn't go up the arm much, so my wife sewed on the forearm part of the cloth glove. That's been working, although the outer stitching is coming undone and the inner lining does burn.
  15. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Welding gloves. I'd also point out that it is possible to burn your head on the door if it's not opened far enough. That was last year (not bad but eye opener).
  16. ctlovell

    ctlovell New Member

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    I have 2 pairs of gloves by my stove. Mid -forearm fireplace gloves for when I have to reach inside to place a large split, regular leather gloves for grabbing the door handle (these are wearing out, they came with the house and hence the stove, and will soon be "retired") and a poker.
  17. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    If you guys have an ABCO welding store near you, look at their own welding gloves. 6.00 per pair, cheap and they work.
    Wife likes them and uses them as well, more of a testament with her.
    Chad
  18. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

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    Welding glove on left hand, all else is optional... :coolgrin:

    Gooserider
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