How to Keep Glass Clean on Stoker

How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: rrob311 On: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:08 pm

I have a Reading Allegheny stove and when I bought it used, the glass was covered with deposits and you really couldn't see through it so I bought a new one. I am looking for a way to keep it clean when I use the stove or any stoker for that matter. My Russo hand fired stove had etched glass when I bought it and it hasn't gotten any worse since burning 20 tons through it. it stays clean for the most part.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

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Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:54 pm

Step away from the glass :x I was that guy that was not going to have that happen, I lost the clean glass just like everyone else. I had a Buderus hand fed for 27 years, when I sold it the glass was polished one last time and almost crystal clear. On a stoker it is a lost cause.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm

Here's an idea, is there any way you could mount a "disposable" cheaper piece of glass inside to protect the original glass?
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Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: DENNIS BAUER On: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:53 pm

I will be following this one closely. I have a Keystoker 105 that I tried keeping clean. Even got the piece of sheet metal to put in the door opening while you wait for the glass to cool down. I've tried everything and can't get rid of it. I've given up for the year unless someone has a way to do it. I'd love to be able to see the actual fire and not just the orange glow.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105 - House
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95 - Garage
Coal Size/Type: RICE AND NUT

Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:04 pm

Just welcome the orange glow with open arms!!
I know, 10 years ago I fought the glass battle. The sooner you accept the orange glow the better life will be.
And ya know what? I still have that same glass that I bought 10 years ago. The acceptance of the orange glow is easier on your wallet.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:30 am

both my stoves came with a cover when you open the door, to cover the opening., let the door/glass cool down, and use the Rutland Stove Glass cleaner, you probably have to do it everyday to keep it nice. I gave up a long time ago trying to keep it clean. I do clean about once a month or more, or when I have to start the stove to match sure it lights properly.

I do notice my Keystoker with the special air tubes to wash the glass inside the stove, it helps some to keep it a bit cleaner longer, but still gets covered in ash and stuff.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm

I've been lucky with this one so far. Every few days I scrap it with a razor blade. It still cleans up pretty good. It's been in use since January 2nd 2016.
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I don't know if it being a boiler has anything to do with it. Maybe it does?

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Re: How to keep glass clean on stoker

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:49 pm

What is that coating and why does it happen ? It seems that its some sort of crystalline structure the way it grows.....has todo something with boundary energies maybe on the glass as well but not exactly sure......Maybe a good PhD project that Trump can fund. :D
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