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    Can someone recommend a good pair of gloves that can be used while operating the pump. I find structural gloves are too thick and you lose the ability to feel what is happening, but want something to protect the hands preferably water resistant. What do others use
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    Quote Originally Posted by stev707 View Post
    Can someone recommend a good pair of gloves that can be used while operating the pump. I find structural gloves are too thick and you lose the ability to feel what is happening, but want something to protect the hands preferably water resistant. What do others use
    thanks Steve
    Check out some of the newer structural gloves.. there are a few threads about them.

    Or perhaps if you use diffo gloves for extrication, but they won't be waterproof.

    I have 1 set of gloves, that I use for all fireground/accidents, the Superglove.
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    I wear the Ringers Split-fit gloves. They aren't water resistant but they work for me.

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    When I was an engineer, I used gloves that I got at Home Depot. Leather & nylon, thin like driving gloves, but tough. I think I only paid like $15, but that was like 10 years ago.

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    Yep, I just use the basic $7 dick skinners you get at the hardware store, if you're stuck at the panel.
    For winter use you can spend a few bucks and get some ski gloves. IMO
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    Pro Impact gloves, great dexterity. Not water or fire proof but great gloves

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    Who wears gloves while pumping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    Who wears gloves while pumping?
    Only when it's REAL cold.
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    You mean somebody's supposed to stay at the pump?

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    Look at Valeo gloves. Their are pretty reasonable as far as price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic049 View Post
    You mean somebody's supposed to stay at the pump?
    Uhh...yeah...I'm gonna have to go ahead and get back to you on that one....

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    I use old fireballs, but I have seen guys using the gloves that look like they have been dipped in rubber which offer a little more dexterity. But what type of controls do you have that you need any sort of dexterity for?

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    I take a pair of my dirt bike gloves and wear them when it's cold out. They work out ok. They also have a nice grip when things are wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stev707 View Post
    Can someone recommend a good pair of gloves that can be used while operating the pump. I find structural gloves are too thick and you lose the ability to feel what is happening, but want something to protect the hands preferably water resistant. What do others use
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    Gloves for the pump operator? The only time I ever used gloves when I was a pump operator was in the winter, otherwise my hands was always naked. I don't see the need for them.

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