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cleaning foggy glass window

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by STANG32, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. STANG32

    STANG32 Member

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    my breckwell insert has 2 windows, & they are getting foggy, not capable of being cleaned., I was wondering what others have done to solve this issue or am I doomed?
    I was wondering if the headlight repair kit would work to remove the foggy glass.

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  2. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    use glass rangetop cleaner....available at most grocery stores. Some folks also use ash and water. To each his/her own.
  3. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves Minister of Fire

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    Something simple you can try is the same procedure that works with a woodstove. While the glass is warm BUT NOT HOT, take a damp newspaper and dip in the ashes. Use this to clean the glass. It works in most cases. there are commercial cleaners designed specifically for cleaning wood and pellet stove glass, but try this first.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Also, if you have a Magic Eraser on hand, they work very well too, along with the stove ashes as mentioned above.
  5. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

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    My prefered cleaning method is the good Old SOS pad dampened a bit and go at it.

    I have done this for years. Once the glass is really clear of the smokey crap, wipe clean with a dampened paper towel then wash with glass cleaner and dry.

    Now apply a coating of auto finish wax and wipe the haze off. This will help keep the crap from sticking.

    Nothing will totally stop the smokey haze over time BUTTTTTTTTTT you can slow it down.

    I keep a shop rag close by the stove in a can, and maybe once a day when I need to clear the clinker from the pot, I will shut the fuel feed off, let the pot burn down a bit then open the door, clear the clinker and while the door is open, shag the glass with the shop towel a quicky swipe.

    I close the door, turn the fuel back on and its off to the rodeo once more.

    Now this trick will clear the smokey stuff, but there will be a start to a haze that will not come off with the dry rag.

    Its just a normal thing.
    Some stoves have a better air wash on the glass than others do.

    Good luck

    Snowy

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