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Q&A Eisenglass / Mica for Stove door ?--

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Jun 13, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    I was in a bookstore at the mall looking at books about the Web when this guy walks up to me and asks me how to spell "isinglass". I said- "maybe it starts with an "e" - this is how much I know about the topic. Come to find out later that he was looking for a source for the glass used in the door of potbelly stoves. He has an old stove that he's rebuilding with a broken glass. I told him that maybe someone on the NET would have a source. Can you help? I guess that a sheet of this material can be cut to fit the existing profile of his old stove? Thanks in advance for you time and expert help in this matter.



    Answer:

    Eisenglass is actually the mineral "mica" formed into sheets. It was used in a lot of the antique stoves. Today's stoves use a high temperature ceramic glass "pyroceram" which can be purchased at many stove shops and certain glass shops. (Sometimes. eisenglass was bent--it is flexible) and screws run thru holes drilled in into--in these cases- it;s tough to use the ceramic glass replacement.There are certain stove restorers- and parts houses which have eisenglass in sheets.

    Try the parts link below

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