WOOD STOVE GLOVES- GIVE 'EM SOME LOVES

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by El Finko, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. MishMouse

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    Whenever I buy welding gloves holes wear in the fingures. I have a pair of flameX gloves that I just replaced after 5 years of use. Wore a hole in the pinky fingure.
     
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    face - yes, i know I look silly, but when I know the firebox is really hot, I will put on a clear face shield. I just fight dry skin enough durring the year. It makes life a bit more comfortable. If I was exposed to that heat at work i would be required to wear the face shield anyways.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/face-shield-with-flip-up-visor-96542.html
     
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    Not sure what folks are doing to wear out gloves so quickly or require facial protection . . . I mean to say when I load the stove I'm in and out of there . . . not spending a whole lot of time with an open firebox with my face or hands exposed to the heat so that I would require much protection other than the cheapo pair of welding gloves I bought from the local True Value about four or five years ago.

    Never bothered to treat the gloves as they were pretty cheap . . . and they're perfectly fine . . . sure they are a bit dirty and the left one is more worn than the right . . . as long as you're not actively setting these on fire or using them for anything other than loading the stove I would guess you should get a number of years out of the gloves without doing a single thing.
     
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    Half the time i don't even put gloves on. Ask I'm doing is opening the door and chucking it in there. If my hand makes it past the door jamb its about 2 milliseconds and its out again on the next split.
     
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    Harbor Freight....if you do not have a local one go online...when they put leather gloves on sale 3 pair for $5. Had pairs that have lasted 2 years. so let;s do the math. $5 for 3 pair at 2 years each means 6 years so if we amortize the pair out we are talking 83 cents per year.
     
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    That's how I get my lovely winter tan
     
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    Give it time, you'll learn the lesson we all learned. Sooner or later, you'll have a nice branding on your forearm or worse. '-)
     
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    Me too, not often, but I could sometimes sit a couple nice blocks or square-ish splits nicely on the coals in a heartbeat, But having said that, I'm a bit of a klutz these days, plus I like to burn big uglies, which takes a bit of finesse to fit a couple in sometimes. The big welding gloves let me do a deep dive into the stove, get things packed in there exactly how I want, not worry as much about things going south on me. Mostly I like the gloves on anyway just to field those runaways that pop out of the stove (not often, but has happened).

    I guess it depends on the install and stove location too - if I had an install on a concrete floor in the basement with nothing around it, huge firebox, less glass (I have a bay door), there might be not so much panic about this, but in the living room with the current stove and setup, the gloves are always on now.
     
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    Nope, no rock star, no limo. Just a ford ranger, which is too damn small, but gets decent gas mileage. I use big box store welding gloves and get a couple years out of them. Oiling them ain't going to do shat, but if you feel the need to try, have at it. $10.00 bucks or so a year or two for a pair of gloves ain't gonna break the bank.
     
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