heating my gloves

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A Dustman

Joined Feb 15, 2007
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I work outdoors, it's very cold some days, and my gloves don't keep the heat in my fingers, I've tried those heat packs, but they do nothing for my fingers, I tried wiring up some coils, but I haven't been successful in making something that I can use for at least 6 hours on the job. Do you guys have any ideas for what I could use/make? Thanks a lot for any ideas.

Thanks,
Dustin
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
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An important non-electrical part of any heating system is the insulation! The better the insulation, the less power required to maintain a given thermal gradient across said insulation. Insulation may be improved by making it thicker (not always practical) or by using a material with lower thermal conductivity.

Find a farrier supply house or blacksmithing supply house and order some knit kevlar gloves. They won't be cheap. They will have very low thermal conductivity.
 

Steve1992

Joined Apr 7, 2006
100
Air is a very good insulator.

I ride a motorcycle in Winter; Your glove size is critical, try and maintain a small air gap between your finger tips and glove tips. (10 mm)
 
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