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Post in 'The Gear' started by MishMouse, Dec 6, 2008.

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  1. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    What is the best recommended method for cleaning them?

    I use a pair eveytime I load wood and if I brush against my pants or shirt or even take care of a itch on the top of my forehead I always end up getting dirty. Wife is getting a little upset about the black marks on my pants and shirts.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    "Wife is getting a little upset about the black marks" good luck with that one! be using wood stove for 15 years or more still seem to hit my left leg with black stuff aleast once a week
  3. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    She only has a problem when the black marks are on her clothes because you don't wear your own any more.

    How about work clothes and around the house clothes and don't fret the round the house clothes.
    If that doesn't work then tell her you've done the best you know how cleaning them and she can try to do a better job.
    :)
  4. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    That'll probably get ya outside in the dog house, where it isn't warm, I'd pass on that idea :lol:

    I'd go with "stove clothes". Older jeans, funky sweats, etc. It'd probably keep the peace :)
  5. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    I'll go new:
    ABCO welding gloves for 6.99 a pair.
    Give her her own and she will be happy. And they are good gloves.
    Chad
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    Harbor Frieght Tools.... 9.99 for 3 pair.
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    I recommend not cleaning them. I recommend putting them on the instant before handling your firewood, and removing them the instant you're done.
  8. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    My garage gloves that get oily I just put on an wash my gloved hands in an extra strong soapy water solution...I suppose you could try that.
  9. LLigetfa

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    A lot of replies just for a pair of gloves. My first thought was why are they getting black in the first place? Are you rearranging charred logs with them? Second thought, why are you touching anything but the wood with them on, and why are you scratching your forehead with them??? Third thought, toss them in the fire and get a new pair and learn how to keep them clean. I'm surprised your wife hasn't tossed them already.
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    Dad? Is that you? :wow:
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of places sell black pants and shirts. Rick
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Get a smock.
  13. karri0n

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    Don't wear gloves. Every day, put your hands directly onto the stove, for longer and longer periods, until you can do it indefinitely. Then, start putting your hands IN the woodstove, until you become immune to this. The final step is to learn to grasp large handfuls of embers and juggle them.
  14. Gooserider

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    I find the HF gloves don't do as well at insulating as the better quality welding gloves - they also seem to harden up and take a "set" after having been exposed to heat for a while...

    I use a pair of good quality welding gloves, they seem to do better at staying flexible, and they do an amazing job at protecting from the heat.

    I've seen a few folks mention using those silicone rubber oven mits, and saying good things about them - haven't tried them myself, even in the oven, but they would seem like they might be a good solution since they are washable.

    For handling wood OTHER than loading it into the stove, I've found that the stretch knit fabric gloves with the heavy rubbery coated palms and fingers work very nicely for handling wood - they give good dexterity, are very "grippy" (for lack of a better term), and seem to wear quite well. They can also be thrown in the washing machine with your other grubbies - though I haven't run them through the dryer - not sure how they'd hold up... They are surprisingly warm when wearing them outdoors, but I'm not sure how they would work at handling hot stuff in a stove, so I'm not reccomending them for that...

    Gooserider
  15. madrone

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    Why are people using gloves? What exactly are you doing in there?
  16. Gooserider

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    Nothing that would interest your proctologist I'm sure..... :lol:

    Seriously, I find that a lot of my splits have splinters that I'd just as soon not have in my fingers, and a stove does have hot bits that are not the best things to come in contact w/ unprotected skin...

    Gooserider
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