I'm On Fire wrote:[quote="rberq"]
Going to look into that Franco-Belge poker....where could I get one?
rberg-Here is where I got mine. I like it because it's flat and fairly wide, it works well to curve down through the grate slots. It was $16.00 + tax. http://www.kcstovesandfireplaces.com/
I'm sure they'd ship.[/quote]
Here's a picture of my old Franco-Belge poker. After reading your earlier posts, 63, I started using this to poke the front, front corners, and sides of the fire. Works great for that, but can't quite get to the back with the hopper in. However, I'm going to take mine to a metal shop and see if they can make me a longer one, maybe six inches longer over all, and about two inches longer after the bend. I'll post my results.
Looks to me a like a long piece of steel, with the one end folded over to make a handle.
BTW another possible source to order one of these would be AES Hearthplace in Newville, PA. Google them--they have a site. They had a source for Franco Belge parts; that's where I got my gaskets, glass, and occasionally the heavy internal replacement parts.