Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: baldeagle On: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:01 pm

EFO - $250/t at the dealer, as you mention a pallet is more than a ton ....... I like to pay by the ton,easier for me to remember and compare. Baldeagle
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Floydman89 On: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:37 pm

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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:17 pm

Well, it looks like I can now take my own advise as given in the second post of this thread. Just now as I was sitting here reading posts, I heard a loud pop. I looked at the stove and saw the door glass is cracked from top to bottom right in the center of the window. I had recently opend the draft a bit. I checked the stove temp and it is only 450*. I suppose a piece of coal exploded and hit the glass. Any thoughts on how to prevent this from happening again? :(
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:14 pm

This really shocks me, I am surprised at how many folks have had glass break in their fill door. This is especially concerning to me since I run the stove 10+ hours a day unattended.

I wonder if a welder could put some sort of steel grid on the inside of the door to cover the glass? It would need to be removable to be able to change gaskets. Maybe I will talk to my welder about this; maybe he will have some ideas.
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:21 pm

Millworker wrote:This really shocks me, I am surprised at how many folks have had glass break in their fill door. This is especially concerning to me since I run the stove 10+ hours a day unattended.



I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. :lol:

I'm on my 3rd stove in almost 30 years of strictly coal stove heating & all of them had large windows & were operated 24/7 through the heating season, often unattended for many hours......with no problems whatsoever. Just always open/close you door carefully & I never let chunks of coal get lodged resting on the glass. (I think if a stove window ever did shatter/fall out when no one was home, the reduced draft would undoubtedly kill the fire anyway.
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:38 pm

[quote="Devil505"(I think if a stove window ever did shatter/fall out when no one was home, the reduced draft would undoubtedly kill the fire anyway.[/quote]

Thanks. This is what most people seem to say, so it makes me feel a litter better about it. Nevertheless, when I renewed my home owners insurance, I made sure that I was covered in the event that my house burned down and the coal stove was the source of the fire :fear:
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:25 pm

I don't recall anyone saying they have had a hole made in their glass, just cracking, right :?:
I am going to order a new glass and keep it as a spare. The cracked glass can't fall out the way it is now, and there is no gap to leak air. I think I will try somthing like millworker suggested. I can weld, but would prefer to use the glass retaining screws to mount brackets to hold some type of screen. Any suggestions on a screen that would withstand the heat for at least one heating season, and not block my view of the blue ladies too much :?:
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Wilderness Crier On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:29 pm

Grizzly,

where do you order glass from? I'm still waiting for my dealer to get over here and replace mine...starting to get concerned about it and I keep pushing the smaller piece back into place to ensure it doesn't fall into the stove while I'm gone.

No idea about a screen. sorry
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:52 pm

I am going to order Robax glass from the manufacturer; Schott Applied Energy Systems. Customer Service # 1-800-822-0600. Either give them exact measurements, or they can see if they have the sizes for your stove on record. They say they do have many stove sizes on record. 47 to 60 cents per square inch depending on complexity of cut. So hopefully .47 for a rectangle piece. I think they said 2 to 3 weeks for delivery, but overnight delivery available. I'll keep the new glass for a spare and let the old one get cracked again before I change it. :)
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: blue_chopper On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:21 pm

If you have to burn it try a high temp epoxy like jb weld till your new glass comes in.....
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:59 pm

blue_chopper wrote:If you have to burn it try a high temp epoxy like jb weld till your new glass comes in.....


Thanks for the tip. I didn't know there was such a thing. :)
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Re: Is it safe to burn w/ the door glass cracked?

PostBy: Wilderness Crier On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:22 pm

I've seen JB Weld used to seal a friend's cracked radiator before. Pretty impressive.
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