Cracked Glass

Cracked Glass

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:39 am

Hey, I noticed today, my one glass was cracked. I cannot feel and "draft" coming from it, but would feel safer if I could put some sort of high temp chaulk on it. Any recommedations?
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:06 pm

Your stove is under a slight vacuum, the draft from the chimney. So if anything, the crack might draw a little room air into the stove, nothing should com out unless you get a 'puff-back'.

If your glass is held to the door securely so that the pieces can't come out or get separated, I'd just leave it alone..
I don't think anything but furnace cement will hold up to the heat, and that would be very ugly on the glass.

Greg L.
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:36 pm

Is this where I confess that Dave sent me two steel door replacements but I was too lazy to fit them and I have left the crack in the glass door alone for the whole winter without issue..... OK,OK, Dave I said I needed it ASAP, I swear I will fix it before next winter.
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:50 pm

You're coming up, SOON I HOPE, on a major maintenance time. I'd order the glass so I had it & do it when I shut down. Just an old farmers thoughts:)
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:26 pm

I was planning on replacing both glass on the doors and replace all the gaskets, Ugh, the joys.....
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:29 pm

Well, you could just avoid all that & go back to full time fuel oil :clap: toothy
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:43 pm

The EFEL that I had had a cumulative 1/4" of space among the 24 slats. When it heated I still had about 1/8" gap. I never had explosions, as this factored into the 'over-fire' air that probably kept the explosions away. Unless the glass is going to fall out, I'd not worry about it.
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Re: Cracked Glass

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:39 pm

is it ceramic or glass? Im finding it cheaper and easier half the time when needing an arch cut ceramic to simply buy a crapper stove on GL and steal the glass, scrape the stove :lol: Might as well be buying gold for the money they charge on that Ceramic crap :mad:
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