Crack in glass

Crack in glass

PostBy: Muss44 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:43 pm

I opened up my door to clean it before i started coal and while it was cooling it cracked. I am not sure how long that glass has been in the stove. The crack is a hair line from top to bottom. I no its not ideal to run like this but can i still use it till the replacement comes??? Next question is where should i look for high temp class?
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:32 pm

I just got my new glass from:

Peninsula Glass Company
Toll Free 800-468-4323
Phone 360-892-2029
Fax 360-892-8152
www.onedayglass.com

I ordered it on Thursday and it was delivered Monday. I didn't buy for that fast service either. The glass was perfect and what I thought was a great price. There are however, several glass companies on line that can supply stove glass for a good price. Remember, you're not actually getting glass, you are getting a clear ceramic. Just do a search for stove glass. Good luck, Lisa
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:42 pm

It's always recommanded to stop burning a stove having a broken glass.
Safer is better :!:
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:59 pm

I ran my stove for about 3 weeks with a large split in the glass while I waited for a replacement. Was caused by an EPIC explosion ... :lol: The 2 halves matched, so as long as they were lined up flush there was no problem.

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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:21 pm

It's probably not a problem.

If you think about it, a Harman has the "air wash" glass that has a gap on top and bottom of the glass.

And my old Weso stove had 6 individual strips of glass in the door.
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:47 am

Don't disturb it and you should be just fine. I ran an Effel that had 14 strips of glass with a very very slight gap in between each strip. I also ran a LL stoker for 1/2 a season before replacing the cracked glass in it. No problems IF and I say IF you have a good draft.
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: Muss44 On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:06 am

I called the dealer and they said as long as its sturdy, you will not have a problem just like many of you mentioned here. It is a cosmetic problem only. Like many of you though, my stove is almost part of the family and it pains me everytime i walk by it and see the crack. I got three quotes at 100 bucks to fix, so until i have a hundred bucks that i have no idea what to do with or till it bugs me enough to fix it, i will leave it alone for awhile.
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:47 am

Just found an old thread on this - Jpete got one for his Mark I for like $30 I think. I'm sure that's gone up now like everything else though ... http://www.onedayglass.com/neoceram.php

My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:50 pm

I bet you can find a local glass company that will sell you the stove glass for a lot less then $100. The stove dealer is the last place I'd go; he's the middle man in this case. I recently spent 58 bucks for the piece of glass and $21 for shipping from Oregon. I was holding off replacing the glass - I had a crack starting - because of the high cost but when I actually looked it was a lot less then I thought it would be. I think you'd be surprised if you can find a local company so you didn't have shipping. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:59 pm

You got that one right Lisa. I just bought a new set of back chains for my plow truck & don't even want to talk about shipping cost :mad: :(
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:35 pm

Muss, check your PM's



Eric
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:22 pm

Well, to me a broken glass is not like a made like it one (as many small glasses strips side by side), you can have many glasses side by side with a small gap between them but a broken glass has broke from some shock, thermal or other and the glass can have a ""stress"" in it and may be dangereous to use. If it broke one time imagine if it breaks again from an other explosion?
As long as nothing happens all is OK, just like when you recommand to have a Co detector...but imagine if a glass blow out during night or when nobody at home...maybe $100 is expensive but some other things are much more than that. Who will be there if it happens and if the worst arrives?
By the way, all serious stoves manufactures recommand to stop burning a stove having a broken glass on it.
If a dealer would tell me there is no problem to keep on burning a stove having a broken glass on it, I would ask him to Write clearly that and sign it.
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 am

The only other problem is getting the old glass out. Some are bolted in and those tend to rust as they are directly exposed to the firebox. You break one of those and you need to start drilling, tapping, etc.

Good luck buddy. We all get there at some point. Our glass does not last forever.

Vin.
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Re: Crack in glass

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:45 pm

SMITTY wrote:Just found an old thread on this - Jpete got one for his Mark I for like $30 I think. I'm sure that's gone up now like everything else though ... http://www.onedayglass.com/neoceram.php

My Clumsy ass broke my high temperature ceramic glass


That was the quote. I never did buy the glass. I sold the stove to NEPA member "Vampiro" and HE bought the glass. :D

Maybe the OP could check with him.
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