Add Sight Window to my WoodStove?

jim454 Posted By jim454, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:31 AM

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  1. jim454

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    I have a Vogelzang WoodStove (for now) and would like to add a small sight window to the front door.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    Get your next stove with one.
    If there isn't a door offered for your particular model,
    there's nothing you can SAFELY do about it.
    Anything you do to the existing one will be in violation
    of how it was tested.
     
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    It will just soot up quickly without an air wash system.
     
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    If u do it you should use the pyroceram or glass made to be exposed to those temps.
     
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    Wait a bit until a large enough crack develops to see the fire? :ahhh:
     
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    Isn't it a cast iron stove? If so, good luck with that. A plate steel stove, I can see where one might actually be able to retrofit a window...but just as was mentioned previously, I doubt you'd see anything much through it after about 15 minutes of burning. Rick
     
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    I wasn't sure abut the length of time I'd have before losing visibility - good point.

    I'm looking to add a 2" or 3" sight window; McMaster has Quartz glass rated 2102F and Vycor 1652F.

    Months ago when I was surfing the internet I saw a stove virtually identical to the Vogelzang, but with a small sight window. Unfortunately I cannot find that same stove now, anyone perhaps know who's woodstove I might have seen?
     
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    What is your Vogelzang model? BX26? If that's it..a curved cast iron door - tough project. I'd apply any upgrade money for this one to getting something EPA rated - Englander/Summers Heat 13-NC, for example.
     
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    Model BX42, slight curve at the edges of the door, but very close to flat where i intend to put the sight window, replacing the (flat) upper air intake that i don't use anyhow.
     
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    My local stove repair wizard said he could put glass in my solid Vigilant doors. I have no idea how, but he told me it was a waste of time for the reasons mentioned here.

    Having a black box that I have to guess what happening inside of makes it a bit more interesting to me anyway (sour grapes... sour grapes).
     
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