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whats is your fav log tongs?

Post in 'The Gear' started by jeanw, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. jeanw

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  2. pen

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

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    I've only had a set of tongs (the scissor type) for about 6 years, and in that time, I bet I have only used them 3 or 4 times.

    If the fire has progressed so that the wood is charred well, you run the risk of getting showered in coals if you go about trying to move a log around.

    The only time I really move a log about is very early in the fire, if something shifts on me. Since things generally aren't fully engulfed and coaling up yet, I just grab a hold of what needs to be moved with the heavy welding gloves on and make the adjustment.

    In general, it's best to not play with the fire once established. Simply find a good method for loading that your stove likes, and let it ride.

    That said, it doesn't hurt to have a set around in case something ever happened and you were forced to remove burning logs from a fire. However, there is great danger in that practice (when carrying burning logs through a home). It's a good idea to keep a bucket of sand handy and smother the fire, rather than trying to remove it from the stove.

    pen
  3. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    I just put my tongs in the garage.......never used them and they amount to clutter in my living room. Being that a modern insert or stove is airtight barring any complete critical malfunction I see no need for them. For a quick reposition of a burning log I use my welding gloves.....I would not carry a burning log through my house for any distance......f that......If something went seriously wrong I would douse with a bucket of water...........deal with cleanup later.....house would not burn down though
  4. BillinTX

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    I don't use tongs in the stove, just a poker, but for handling firewood outside I use ice tongs

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    and for the bigger stuff

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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Butcher Minister of Fire

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    I got 1 of them things too. Reminds me of the early 70's and a big old bomber with some seeds still in it. But back then them mexicans wernt so picky bout the dope they sent up here.

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