PYREX for front glass?

PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:52 pm

The stove I bought has something that feels like plexi glass in place of where the glass should go on the door.
The guy I bought it from said it was pyrex. But when I tap on it it feels and sounds like plexi...
Anyone know what it is?
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: SAU On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:49 pm

If you think it is Plexiglas you better put a MAPP torch to it and find out for sure before you light the stove up.
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:03 pm

Its what he had on there. It cant be plexi. but it feels like it.
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:04 pm

Do a search on Robax. It's not really "glass" but it is definitely not plastic.
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:10 pm

That must be what it is. It has a strange crazing look when looking from an angle.
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: hyway61 On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:26 pm

Is it the old fashioned mica window..?

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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:30 pm

Here's a pic of Robax glass I liked--torch on one side, cold water poured on the other side. No breakage. It's good to ~1400* F

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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:23 pm

It would be cool to make a stove with large window areas of this stuff on the front, sides and back.
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:08 pm

There are a couple of stoves made with a 'Bay Window' front,, like half a hexagon. Harmon and Keystoker I think??

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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:11 pm

Mica is usually thin, like 1/16 of an inch or less and looks and is flexible like plastic and can be cut with scissors.

How thick is the "plastic"?
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:54 pm

Is about 1/4"
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Re: PYREX for front glass?

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:57 pm

I've never seen mica that thick but I guess it could be? Is it flexible?

I think you may have posted what stove you have in another thread but I can't remember. If you post it here maybe some one has the same one and can help with this.
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