How to Replace Wood Stove Glass
Once you have purchased the fire resistant ceramic glass, setting it up is extremely simple so you can do it yourself. Your stove manufacturer will always supply you with a user manual of how to replace the glass. As a guild you should remember how you removed the glass to help and reproduce safe and secure seal. we must stress that you do not attempt to replace the glass while the stove is HOT!
- The area around your stove door and the gasket can be quiet dirty from years of use, It will likely get messy so prepare the area around your wood stove by covering the flooring with newspaper.
- Stove doors are usually held in with side hung bolts or can be lifted off, remove and place face down on your covered flat working surface. Clean the wood stove door by brushing it down.
- Next remove the old stove rope and clean the groove in which the stove rope was positioned thoroughly, by running a screw driver round the grooves. your should use this opportunity to check on the condition of the stove rope which over time can flatten due to the heart, It is recommended when replacing the stove glass to replace the stove rope around the glass.
- Remove the glass from the door, either by loosening latches or unscrewing the screws. If glass removal becomes difficult due to residue build-up, use a lubricant (WD-40) and some pliers to remove. Manufactures have kept this fairly simple but if in difficulty consult your owner’s manual.
- Trace round the groove with stove glue. Ordinary glue can not be used for this job, stove rope glue is high temperature glue. Now place your rope into the groove.
- Set the new ceramic glass into the door and very carefully replace the catches and/or tighten the screws, hand tight- DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Tightening the screws too much can damage the ceramic glass, our stove glass has a nearly zero thermal expansion, however the metal screws will expand when exposed to extreme heat, and could force enough pressure to crack the glass.