There’s nothing quite like the living flame of a log burner to bring warmth on a winter’s night. However, your stove does require care and maintenance, it is recommended that your chimney should be done at least twice a year, preferably in early autumn, prior to the winter wood burning season to check that the chimney flue has not been blocked by bird’s nests for example, and we recommend the chimney to be swept again at the end of the heating season to prevent soot deposits from resting in the chimney during the dormant period. Please see our Links page for useful organisations.
Stove maintenance cleaning products and supplies
Over the course of your stove`s life you will require to engage in some basic maintenance:
- Cleaning the Ceramic stove glass.
- Or Purchase new new glass to fit.
- Replace the stove rope or fibre seal.
- Re-stick stove rope or fibre seal round the stove door and round the glass
- Renew and re-seal the joints with fire cement or heat resistant mastic,
- Replace fire bricks
- Re-paint/ touch up blacken it either with stove black, boot polish or high temperature paint.
When to replace the existing stove glass?
Stove glass is the most often replaced part of any working wood burning stove. The glass acts as both a safety mechanism to keep smoke and Carbon Monoxide out of your living space, while also helping to control the efficiency of your fire. This heat resistant ceramic glass has excellent performance properties when it comes to heat resistance and thermal stock resistance however it is still susceptible to both breakakes and also scratches like normal glass. If your glass shatters or cracks we highly recommended that you replace this glass before working your stove for your safety and efficient working of your stove.
There are quite a few reasons why one might consider finding a replacement fire glass. Sometimes, the glass that comes with the stove is not of the highest quality and it will crack because of the heat, fuels used in domestic stoves can release corrosive chemicals that can damage the burner’s glass, with cheaper glass soot attaches itself to the glass and, as you bake it over and over, it becomes irremovable.
for this reason you do want to purchase a premium stove glass which will be able to withstand higher temperatures which in turn also the heat to clean the glass by burning off as much soot as possible without the need for manual cleaning.