My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:07 am

Hi everyone! Well.. it was inevitable. I was going to reload my stove this morning and I accidentally knocked the shaker lever into the panel of ceramic glass and CRACK! Anyone with any suggestions where to get a replacement piece of glass? I have a Vermont castings Vigilant II coal stove. i know that some other members cut a piece of steel to put in place of the glass, but I want to keep the glass. I found one place that wants $68.95. I was hoping to find someplace a little closer to home to maybe go pick it up instead of having it shipped. I live in Coastal central NJ. Any suggestions anyone??? Cheers :D
ScubaSteve
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings Vigilant II
Stove/Furnace Model: model 2310

Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:13 am

Decent price,but pull out your Philly yellow pages ;)
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:16 am

when it came down to it, i bit the bullet and spent the money for the official deal.....

thing is after shelling it out, itl'l never happen again on my watch!! 8-)
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 am

I priced a piece of glass for my Mk I at onedayglass.com and the price was great. $32. But they want $24 to ship!!

I'm waiting on a price from a local Harman dealer who is apparently still using the Pony Express or carrier pigeon so it'll be the middle of the week at least before I hear anything.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:02 am

I hate that about online stores, I bought rotors for my car for $12 a piece then had to pay almost $40 to get them to me.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:06 am

I did that when I had the wood stove where the Harman is now. I tried to get one more piece of wood in the stove and it wouldn't fit and got stuck. I gave it a good tug to get it back out and it broke loose-right in to the window on the door. $60 from the dealer where I bought the stove-and that was in the early 1990's. :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:19 am

I believe the specific type of glass required is "Robax" (by Schott). If you know the thickness and dimensions, then any glass shop with some Robex sheet stock in that thickness on hand can cut you a piece to fit.
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:40 pm

Bummer!!

Is this the time to remind folks that the glass in coal stoves is not glass? It is clear ceramic and that explains the high price. If you find one for $25ish, it is not the right stuff. I think Lsayer nailed it with "Robax". I think it comes under other names too. I just wanted to make sure no one wasted money on tempered glass or plate glass.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:57 pm

I did some searching and it appears that the standard thickness of Robax sheets is 5 mm. Other thicknesses (3 mm and 4 mm) are produced by special order only.

5 mm = 0.197 inches
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:02 pm

Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:05 pm

That is an expensive lesson. :(
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Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250

Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:25 pm

Freddy wrote:Bummer!!

Is this the time to remind folks that the glass in coal stoves is not glass? It is clear ceramic and that explains the high price. If you find one for $25ish, it is not the right stuff. I think Lsayer nailed it with "Robax". I think it comes under other names too. I just wanted to make sure no one wasted money on tempered glass or plate glass.


According to the website. http://www.onedayglass.com/neoceram.php

Neoceram® is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Neoceram is 3/16" or 5mm thick.


Robax sounds like a different manufacturer for the same thing.

The "Neoceram" seems to be rated right.

NeoCeram® can take the heat. Continuous temperatures up to 1470° F


They quoted me $32 and change for a piece 10.5" x 7.25"
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 am

jpete wrote:The "Neoceram" seems to be rated right.
They quoted me $32 and change for a piece 10.5" x 7.25"


Good price!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:48 am

Yeah, I'd say!

I paid about $110 for mine thru Fireglassonline.com - just got a quote from that link above for $78.44 WITH $24 shipping! I remember seeing that site back when I needed glass too, but my computer wouldn't show anything but blank screens whenever I clicked on something. So looks like my computer cost me over $30 .... :mad:

One thing I just noted .... looks like that Neoceram has an AMBER tint to it? Pretty sure that's what I read. Maybe this is why I paid so much for mine. The stock Robax is clear.

EDIT: re-read .... they offer optional tints.
SMITTY
 
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Re: My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:45 pm

I wish I was still working for U.S.S., I'd be able to cut up a bunch of popular sizes & sell then to everybody a lot cheaper, they use that on all there hot metal cranes & all the windows exposed to heat & or sparks, & have tons of it.
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