dcrane wrote:simply measure one of the others, I don't have any stoves near me to go look (if another Crane 404 owner could check it would be great) the thickness should be at least 3/16ths (1/4 is better but hard to find) and obviously the most important thing is making sure its ceramic (not glass)... some larger glass shops may have it in stock but they are few and far between. you should absolutely be wrapping the glass with flat self stick glass gasket.
Well I found my mistake then as when I got the stove it had flat gasket between the door and glass and the screen on the other side then strap. Is using gasket both sides of the glass the best plan? I had 1 broken pane and go figure in the same location when I bought it and the local company had 3/16 but not something I can count on either. The glass shop charged me 25 and told them to lose the slip for it as they must have dropped the piece so a loss. I did as well tell them it was for a coal stove and needed to high temp glass made for the job. The more I think about it when I loaded the stove there was a bunch of pinging going on probably from wet coal and a hot wood fire and now wondering if it shot a big enough piece into the glass to crack it.