What kind of glass should i use in a wood stove?

Tempered glass

  • 4 times stronger than standard window glass
  • clear visibility 
  • many sizes and thicknesses available 1/8”, 3/16” ¼”
  • takes a little longer to product (10-14 Days)
  • Withstands temperatures up to about 400-500 Degrees
  • Breaks into a thousand pieces
  • considered a safety glass
  • Used in bifold door (non-heat producing) fireplaces
  • Never to be used in wood stoves!

Mica Glass

  • Used in older "pot-belly" stoves
  • Thin like paper
  • cuts with a razor blade
  • Withstands temperatures up to 1800 Degrees
  • semi-transparent
  • More expensive as the pieces become larger
  • Can curve to the shape of the stove

Ceramic Glass

  • Not any stronger than standard window glass
  • Clear visibility but with an Amber tint
  • Cut to any size and pattern
  • Only two thicknesses 3/16”(standard) and 1/8”
  • Cuts like normal glass so can be produced quickly
  • Withstands temperatures up to 1400 degrees
  • Breaks into big chunks – very sharp
  • Not a safety glass
  • Used in Fireplaces, wood stove, pellet stoves, firepits, lighting fixtures


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