Hand Protection When Loading Wood Stoves

Hand Protection When Loading Wood Stoves

Hand Protection When Loading Wood Stoves

I keep a pair of heavy welder’s gloves next to every wood and coal stove in the house.
I never load a wood stove or open a stove door without wearing them.


I learned about hand protection and wood stoves the hard way 10 years ago when I suffered a 2″ long  third degree burn to my wrist while loading a stove.
They’re cheap insurance.

Katherine Grossman

Katherine Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. For the last 30 years Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden, knit mittens; makes a killer meatloaf and has been known to deliver triplet lambs with her eyes closed. 

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  1. Cathy Geary
    March 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    also good insurance against any poison ivy or oak that might be stuck to the wood – I was past 40 the first time I got it and it was from unloading wood with short gloves and my wrist got a slight abrasion from the wood, which had been in contact with the poison. Now I have an allergic reaction to the stuff when I never did before.

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