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Burn-Proof Cord/Wire
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Colin Matthews
(litebrite) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Burn-Proof Cord/Wire on 06/12/2010 21:54:26 MDT Print View

Any ideas for a lightweight cord/wire I could use to rig a handle/leash on my steel wood stove?
I'm thinking of just picking up some steel/copper wire, but wondering if anyone has a better idea.

Edited by litebrite on 06/12/2010 21:55:11 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Burn-Proof Cord/Wire on 06/12/2010 22:05:12 MDT Print View

Bicycle spokes. Titanium or stainless. Or uncoated stainless wire.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Burn-Proof Cord/Wire on 06/12/2010 22:05:49 MDT Print View

Are you just trying to pick up the stove while it is hot?

Something like a steel bail on a cook pot? Simple enough.


Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Burn-Proof Cord/Wire" on 06/12/2010 22:15:44 MDT Print View

Well, there's Kevlar cord and rope available online:

Kevlar Cord and Rope (1/8\"-1\")

or thread @ .018" diameter:

Kevlar Thread spools

I've never used or had a reason for using either, those are just suggestions.

/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Burn-Proof Cord/Wire on 06/12/2010 22:46:44 MDT Print View

SUL Option: (~1g) 40 lb. Ti braided wire cable:

Ti Leader

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Burn-Proof Cord/Wire on 06/13/2010 01:26:11 MDT Print View

Multi-strand stainless steel leader wire from any fishing shop. They also sell crimps for the wire.


Colin Matthews
(litebrite) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Fishing Line, Brilliant! on 06/13/2010 09:43:39 MDT Print View

Never considered fishing line, that's an excellent idea. Thanks everyone.
I want to rig a bit of a handle on my woodstove so that I can hang it, move it more effectively once finished cooking to start cooling it off, and to maneuver it on its side, as the circular frame is also useful as an enclosed grill over an open fire for larger items like casserole dishes and fish.
My stove is a home-made IKEA one, so it has tons of holes punched in it already for the line. I'll post some pics once I get it set up.

Dave Parsons
(davono) - F
Fiberglass on 06/20/2010 21:32:57 MDT Print View

Fiberglass wick.