Cracked glass question

Cracked glass question

PostBy: greentjdude On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:09 am

i have a hand fired stove and i have no idea how or why the glass cracked just sitting in my basement (ill just blame the dog :lol: ). do i have to replace it before using the stove or can it burn fine without any issues with the crack? i hope i can use it this year this way and replace it next summer, glass isnt cheap.
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:12 am

I was quoted 65.00 to replace the glass in my stroker. How big is the crack?
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: greentjdude On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:18 am

it goes from top to bottom(all the way). the glass is about 18"x9".
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: ken On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:54 am

Mine center window cracked after I cleaned it up. :mad: The side windows cracked in the winter and just feel apart. I replaced them with steel plates 3/16" thick. I was going to get another plate to have on hand for the center , one incase it fell apart in the winter. I decided to break down and get some all new glass. The Robax place was very helpfull and have good prices. I enjoy the fire. :D
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:29 am

greentjdude wrote:do i have to replace it before using the stove or can it burn fine without any issues with the crack?


I would definitely replace it!
You don't want it to weaken & maybe fall out when no one is around, or let CO gas leak into the house at night.
If nothing else, it's just not worth the loss of peace of mind.

(the same thing happened to my Harman TLC two years ago & I didn't want to chance keeping it going. I replaced the glass itself & bought an additional whole new door/window assembly from my Harman dealer. If it happens again, I wont even have to shut down now....I'll just take out 2 hinge pins & replace the whole door

Make sure you use the correct glass too! (It's ceramic based I think....& expensive!)
Last edited by Devil505 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:19 pm

sometimes they are laminated, if the crack is only on one side or the other (inside/outside), it would still work fine, if it goes all the way thru the glass, definately replace it.
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: greentjdude On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:04 pm

i picked up new glass today. it was neoceram. looks all nice and pretty, cant wait to cloud it up! :D
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Re: Cracked glass question

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:22 pm

greentjdude wrote:i picked up new glass today. it was neoceram. looks all nice and pretty, cant wait to cloud it up! :D



Wise move. If nothing else at least you'll sleep more soundly now. ;)
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