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Frameless Glass Door Hardware for Rumford Fireplace

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by velvetfoot, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    A friend of mine wants to put frameless glass doors on his rumford fireplace with an opening of 42" x 42".
    The glass will not be used while burning so it will be tempered glass.
    The website, www.rumford.com , has got some cast bronze hinges that are mounted to the top and bottom masonry surfaces (he does not want to drill into the bluestone on the sides) that will do the job, but they're $367! http://www.rumford.com/store/doors.html
    Would anyone know of a place to source something similar for less dough?

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  2. kjklosek

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    How does he propose to anchor the hinges if he does not drill holes?

    Epoxy will stain the stone and the hinges will require being attached to something.

    J.P.
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    I don't know of anyone who makes hinges to be set into a fire box.

    Most of these are for cabinets and shower doors. And if he is using tempered glass he would have to go with non-bore hinges. Unless he had the glass drilled before tempering.

    I have added a couple of links to some different styles and price points that may work.

    A quick google search, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=frameless glass door hinge&btnG=Google Search , will bring up lots of stuff

    J.P.

    http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewCatLevel3.asp?Cat=27&OrderID;=

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WNY8Q2?smid=A1YLSW7UF6UU3X&tag=dealtime-tools-20&linkCode=asn

    http://www.technologylk.com/product_view.aspx?&source_ID=shopping&product_ID=8462
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    For any project that I can't find a part locally I go to:
    http://www.mcmaster.com/

    Prices and service are "A-1"

    Good luck,
    Jim
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    Rather than a Stove Shop, your friend should go to a high end glass shop. They can see if there is anything in their suppliers that will do the job. Remember the hardware will need to be able to tolerate the repeated heating and cooling. Also, they will be able to recommend the best glass for the application. Seems that he will have issues with uneven heating as the Glass will not be protected from heating at the edge. Last, I can not see that the glass could be installed with hinges on the side. The weight of the glass (at least 1/4 inch plate) for that size opening will be substantial and without drilling the glass would be hard to keep in place. The cost of custom making and tempering the "doors" may be more than buying the pre-made.
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    I'm not sure if he was planning on drilling tempered glass. I'll talk with him tomorrow.
    I think he likes the clean luck. I'm thinking he might have to bite the bullet and buy the hinges from that web site.
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    You can't drill tempered glass.

    You have to drill it then temper it in a tempering furnace.

    J.P
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    You certainly can drill it... But I would hate to have to pick up all those tiny shards! :eek:hh:
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    [/quote]

    You certainly can drill it... But I would hate to have to pick up all those tiny shards! :eek:hh:[/quote]

    Then sweep it into a pile, put it in a gallery, and call it art!

    J.P.
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    You certainly can drill it... But I would hate to have to pick up all those tiny shards! :eek:hh:[/quote]

    Then sweep it into a pile, put it in a gallery, and call it art!

    J.P.[/quote]

    Naaaahhh... Call it a Tiffany!! :bug:
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    J.P., if you read my post carefully, you need to fabricate the doors first and then have them tempered. Last time I had a special case like this it was a front door light and it cost about $132. just for the glass. That's a single panel 25 X 32. Definitely not cheap.
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    He doesn't want to drill, just clamp.
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    Drill then temper.

    I think we agree on that.

    J.P.
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