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Tim_Ohio
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 11:01 - Edited by: Tim_Ohio
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Sunday was a good weather day and I decided to
change out the wood stove I had originally planned on using with one found on sale at Menards. I preferred having the glass front. Weather permitting, I'll move onto cutting the hole through the roof for the chimney.

Tim_Ohio
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 11:04
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Oops, here is a pic.
stove
stove


paulz
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 11:11
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Nice. I see we have the same interior decorator.

I also have, and like the glass door. I'm hoping this year with several cords of seasoned oak it will stay cleaner than the crap wood I scrape off my property.

Brettny
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 14:08
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That stove base looks really good.

rpe
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 14:13
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Looks good! I'm just in the midst of replacing the glass in mine. Not sure why it cracked, but mid-trip last week, we noticed a crack top to bottom. Got new glass and gasket kits now. I really like the glass front. It adds ambience, and allows easy monitoring of what's going on inside the firebox!

paulz
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 14:16
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Mine is cracked too, I chalked it up to forcing it on a piece of wood but don't remember doing so.

Did you get a special piece of glass?

Tim_Ohio
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 14:33
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paulz,

I'm a scientific glassblower. The glass used in the wood stoves is usually a proprietary type of ceramic glass, but not always. You will not be able to install just plain window glass. Window glass is called soda-lime glass and is not much unlike what beverage containers are made of. It has wonderful strength when made in a thick walled form, however, it has a tremendous expansion rate when heated. For this reason, it will not withstand heat in this scenario without cracking. So, do not think you can put just any piece in place. My suggestion is to go back to the manufacturer for a replacement. If the stove has been discontinued or the company is out of business you will have to have a custom replacement made unless another company picked up the business.
If all else fails, a steel plate will hold you over until
you find a replacement. Sorry for your problem.

Tim

rpe
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 15:37
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Fortunately the stove mfg is only 45 minutes drive from my home. They no longer manufacture this product line, but still stock and sell spares, including the glass. $120 later, and I have a door gasket and the correct glass with bonded gasket already affixed around the perimeter.
I was worried about burning it much with cracked glass. If it was to crack further, and a piece fall out while the stove was well-stoked, the run-away condition would be concerning to say the least! After we discovered the crack, we ran the stove gently, and let it burn well down before settling in for the night.

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