Finally Cleaned My Glass

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Lumberjack, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Lumberjack

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    After installing my stove, I realized my glass was very dirty! I tried the paper towel, water and ash method....worked great. I usually never clean the glass >>

    Now I can see the flames dance.

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    I didn't think much of the idea of using the ash, but tried it anyhow....never gonna pay for that cleaning stuff again, I've got plenty of ash....works great
     
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    If your wood is good and temps are good you may not even need the ash . . . I now just use a damp sheet of balled up newspaper.
     
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    I think I could have gotten away with just that. I didn't use much ash at all. Since it gets dirty slowly, I never realized how nice clean glass is.
     
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    That's an unusual upper surround vent. Did you have this custom made?

    PS: can you add your PE stove info to your signature line?
     
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    OK sig updated!:cool:

    The surrounds is a factory oversided PE model. I added the hole pattern. It seemed to me that the stove was throwing better heat prior to installing the surround. I didn't like how it looked without the surround, so I added holes to allow some air movement through it. Not convinced that it really works but its done. They are sized such that from a distance you can't really see through it.

    To make it I printed out the pattern on a large format printer and then center punched all the holes and drilled them. Took a little while.
     
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