Installing wood stove glass, glass installation, installing fireplace glass in woodstoves and fireplaces.
Installing your fireplace or woodstove glass is for the most part, fairly simple.
Most fireplaces have bi-folding doors or pairs of doors. They typically lift up and out of the support holes that hold them in place. Then for the most part they have screws that are holding the frame together. Just take the frame apart. Make sure the frame is completely clear of the old broken glass that you are replacing and install the new glass.(usually tempered glass) Learn more about tempered glass! Some fireplaces have rivets holding the frame together. Its basically the same process but you have to drill out the rivets and install new ones in place of them.
Most woodstoves have some sort of clip system holding the glass in place. Bolts or screws made of steel or cast iron hold a bracket in place. The glass (Pyroceram) should have a gasket around it. This gasket fills a gap between the glass and the stove itself.
The glass is a special type called a glass-ceramic. It can withstand the high temperatures that a woodstove demands because it does not expand or contract like regular glass. This is why the gasket it needed. Because the glass does not expand but the wood stove will. If the glass is installed to tightly it will crack the glass.
The gasket provide room for this expansion. So after you remove the broken glass, make sure you wrap the edge of the glass with this stove gasket. It is usually about a 1/2" to 5/8 wide and flat like tape. It looks kind of like a flat piece of rope. Some of it comes with a sticky side which helps hold it on the glass during installation.
All glass will expand when heated... Please order your glass at least 3/16" shy of doors edge to accommodate for this expansion. We are not responsible for the glass breaking after installation.
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