How to Replace Your Stove Glass

Replace the glass on your Stove

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If your wood burning stove glass has cracked this guide give as step by step on how to replace it. During every use your stove glass is coping with the extreme temperatures if you spot any breaks, holes or cracks, then the glass will be weakened and it is best to replace it as soon as possible rather than risk the whole piece shattering.


The inside of your stove door is likely to be covered in ash, dirt and other by products of solid fuels so it is worth brushing down the door before you go any further.


If possible try to remove the door of your stove to replace the glass and lay it down flat. This is often as simple as lifting it off its hinges however check your stove manual to see if this is possible before proceeding. Glass is usually held into the door with metal catches or clips but again this can vary between different stoves. Remove the catches by undoing the screws or bolts, use WD40 if you encounter resistance from the catches as they may have become stiff from tar deposits from the fuel you are using. Please note as you loosen the catches the glass may become free at any time.


Once you have moved the glass clips to the side or unscrewed them completely slowly remove the glass from the door, take particular care with the cracked section of glass.


The seal between the glass and the door is usually formed by fire rope or a flat seal. This may have become broken or frayed over time. This might be a good time for you to check the rope seal around the edge of your stove door too. You can find replacement fire rope in our accessories section.


Fit the new glass by placing it on top of the glass seal, put the glass catches back into place and secure them by tightening the screws or bolts. Be extra careful not to over-tighten the screws as this could break your new glass. We supply replacement glass for all the stoves we sell and can even make special made sizes as long as there are no curves or cut outs in the glass you require.

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