Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:26 pm

So I just started up my Keystoker 90 for the season and as I'm monitoring the startup the glass starts cracking! Is this something that just happens after years of use? It's a 2007 model, I did not do anything like clean the glass just before lighting or anything like that. My question is will it be ok to keep using it until I get the new glass? Also, where is the best place to get replacements or should I just order direct from Keystoker? I have a pic of the glass I can post if needed.
ytseman3
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:28 pm

if it's just cracked, it should be fine, as long there's no pieces missing. just keep an eye on it.
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:34 pm

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No, it is intact. Just shocked me when I went to look in. Here's a pic.
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:40 pm

wow! was the glass cold or anything on it (cleaner) when you fired it up.

My stove is probably at least 10 years old and still in pretty good shape, a bit soiled and dark in spots.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:44 pm

well, the stove is in the basement and the temp down there is a bit cool probably low sixties. I didn't clean or put anything on the glass recently, I think I tried cleaning it with something at the end of last season after I shut it down and it cooled. I don't get it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Vent free propane fireplace+electric baseboard

Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:32 pm

So, ordered the new glass direct from Keystoker ($79+S/H). Is there any point to trying to keep it clean? They said they sell a cleaner but I would have to clean the glass daily.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Vent free propane fireplace+electric baseboard

Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:48 pm

answer to question is yes its OK to use until replacement arrives (just be delicate with it).
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:55 pm

ytseman3 wrote:So I just started up my Keystoker 90 for the season and as I'm monitoring the startup the glass starts cracking! Is this something that just happens after years of use? It's a 2007 model, I did not do anything like clean the glass just before lighting or anything like that. My question is will it be ok to keep using it until I get the new glass? Also, where is the best place to get replacements or should I just order direct from Keystoker? I have a pic of the glass I can post if needed.


Do you really need to use it? Why take a chance on CO build up or sparks flying out or what ever my friend from harming your family to save a few cents over using the oil burner or gas furnace. I wouldn't be able to sleep. Your loved ones depend on you to keep them safe.
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:01 pm

its ceramic, not glass... ive seen people go years like this. but certainly its not worth loosing sleep over, so coaler is right... just wait for new glass and be VERY careful to NOT over tighten it in any way when installing.
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:00 pm

Those cracks make it look more like it might be a piece of tempered glass instead of ceramic. Mine cracked this year too, but it was a single crack running left to right.
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:00 pm

009to090 wrote:Those cracks make it look more like it might be a piece of tempered glass instead of ceramic. Mine cracked this year too, but it was a single crack running left to right.


I agree... but its impossible for this to be tempered glass unless someone made a seriously bad error in judgment (if these stoves came with tempered glass id never buy one).... it cant be... no coal burning stove uses tempered glass :cry: ? I guess its a question worth asking though...
@poster... please check thickness of glass if possible and a tell tail of tempered glass vs ceramic is that ceramic has a slight tinted look to it while tempered is totally clear or very dark shaded (obviously yours is not dark shaded).
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Re: Cracked glass safe until get replacement?

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:23 pm

Yes I can confirm it is not glass and is ceramic. It is thick and slightly tinted like you say. The instruction manual also refers to the "cleaning of the robax ceramic glass".
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
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