Size of the glass in a Crane 404

Size of the glass in a Crane 404

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:53 pm

I cracked a piece a little while back and want to swap it out and do a very quick turn around by having the glass in hand. Length width and thickness in case the local glass shop does not have any. It was not over tightened as it worked for a whole season last year. I think I will put some flat gasket material between the strap and glass to cushion it and provide a softer surface.
Dave
ddahlgren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Size of the glass in a Crane 404

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:39 pm

My stove had a broken glass when i bought it. I could not find the original 1/4" available,so we purchased 3/16" x 5.5" x 7.5"..... $33.07 with tax -10/21/14
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Size of the glass in a Crane 404

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:49 pm

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.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Size of the glass in a Crane 404

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:06 pm

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.
ddahlgren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404