What y'all using for a coal rake ??

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  1. HDRock

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    Here is mine
    I bought this little True Temper 7-Tine Garden Rake Real Tools for Kids for 10 bucks ,over a year ago ,Cut the handle down, It works great, but, The handle was getting burnt up, So instead of waiting for it to get wasted Or replacing it with steel, I Figured I would find something to slip into it and shield it.
    Found some 1/32 wall Tubing in the shop, Don't remember where the heck it came from but, with a little sanding, it was a slip fit right on.
    I purposely Cut the tubing so I left 8 inches of wooden handle sticking out the other end so It doesn't get hot down there.
    It rakes the coals forward real nice but leaves the ashes .
    I know there is a lot of cool home made ones out there too .
    What are you using for this task ?


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    My son's have one of those that they broke the handle on. Thinking about welding a piece of pipe on for a handle. Never thought about using a piece of wood at the end to keep it cool.
     
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    Sorry for the stock photo, still on my first cup of coffee, too early to get a photo ...

    but this is $4.98 at Lowes... and works SUPERB!

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    I had been using a shovel up until a couple of weeks ago, which now sucks.

    I made this out of what I had. It's 3/8" rebar and 3"x3"x1/4" angle (former lintel from my former fireplace), so it's way overbuilt and really heavy. I tried to trim up the angle as much as I could to reduce weight, but the blade on my chop saw is getting kinda small. But, work with what ya got. It works.

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    I stole my wife's hand cultivator that she used to use in her window boxes...

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    I made this last night out of a Redstone poker.
     

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    Made this one up before the burn season this year, it's worked out well.
     

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    I just use a spatula that is slotted...:)
     
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    I just use the shovel from the fireplace tool set.
     
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    Using a firepoker, here.
     
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    That should last you a very long time
     
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    Have you had any trouble with the handle getting scorched?
    I was thinking that maybe if you wrapped a wooden handle with some High Temperature Aluminum Flue Tape, it may protect it enough to keep it from scorching
     
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    I assume you are using welding gloves or something along with that :MM:
     
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    Nice job :thumbs:
     
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    Looks like that's up to the task :thumbs:
     
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    It is a metal handle, and it's held up pretty good so far. This is the first season with it, but I imagine it should last a few.
     
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    The handle is about 15" long. If it is only a few coals then I don't really need the gloves, a couple of quick strokes and all the coals are where I need them. If I reload early and there is a large bed of coals then the elbow length gloves go on for both raking and reloading...

    SWMBO always puts the gloves on, as much for splinters as heat. (Delicate hands)

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    Oh , Sorry , It looked like it was wood handle
     
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    Looks shorter in the pic