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Last Post 07 Jul 2014 08:37 AM by  WALTER EASON
I need a small fireplace shovel
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Randy Hunt
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05 Jul 2014 08:59 AM

    Several weeks ago (before joining) I ran into a couple of members of the southern Indiana GPA at Morgan/Monroe State Forest where large shovels are not permitted.  Had a nice conversation but I forgot to write down their names (I have trouble remembering names).  Anyway, one of them showed me a small, flat bottomed fireplace shovel that I just have to have.  Lowe's has a cheap fireplace shovel that a five year old could bend in half.  I have looked all over the internet, but it is hard to know if they are strong enough to take the abuse of stream sampling.  Can someone give me a tip on a good, small, flat bottomed fireplace shovel or something else that would be legal.  Thanks!

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    06 Jul 2014 05:47 PM
    Sears has a garden tool that is pointed but is easy to carry and the plastic scoops that are sold at most prospecting supply and a folding shovel if you can find a good military grade . Some sporting goods store sell camp shovels. I have never shopped for a fireplace shovel.
    WALTER EASON
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    07 Jul 2014 08:37 AM

    Hi Randy

    I bought a couple of shovels that looked like a military fold up shovel but only 1/3 the size, the handle would screw off to make it half the length about 6 or 7 inches. light fairly strong except I had to replace rivets that hold blade to shovel frame. Has traditional pick end also. blade about 2.5 inches wide. Think I got them from Harbor Freight, maybe someone else could confirm. 

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