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Glass doors for old buck stoves

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Kevin Okes, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Kevin Okes

    Kevin Okes New Member

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    I have a 1979 buck 27000 fireplace insert. Love the old stove. With dry wood and tight gaskets we can get 7 hour burns. My wife would like to see the fire. I'm afraid wood will fall against the glass and break it.

    Anyone have a suggestion. I'm curious if I should give it a try or just jeep it the way it is.

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I have glass in mine. I have a 28000. Glass must be a ceramic glass. Is probably very strong. Maybe you could get it from a sponsor of this site. servicesales.com
  3. Kevin Okes

    Kevin Okes New Member

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    Saw it there. About $85. Just wondered if anyone had trouble with glass. I've had a lot of pieces as they burn eventually fall and hear them hit doors.
  4. coltfever

    coltfever Member

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    Nice stove you have Kevin. I would put the glass in the doors and as gzecc mentioned you can buy those and gasket. I had a 26000 model as an insert in my fireplace about 3 years ago. I bought a another insert and put the Buck 26000 in my shop. Another thing about the wife enjoys seeing the fire. When you check on the glass ask them about the firescreen that they have for it also. I have one with mine also. Its nice. Good thing about Buck, always can buy parts if needed.
  5. Kevin Okes

    Kevin Okes New Member

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    Thanks. Been figuring on doing just that. Thought I'd see what a few others thought about it. We're not ready to invest over 2 grand in a new stove. Your right I can still get anything I need for these old stoves and most of it locally on the day I stop in.
  6. ryjen

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    I have the glass in my 26000, but not in my 28000. I would not be too concerned about the logs hitting the glass, but the 26000 is fairly small compared to the 27 and 28. Still, the glass in fairly thick and it would take one heck of a log, at the right angle, to damage it.
  7. valley ranch

    valley ranch Feeling the Heat

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    I would put the glass in, think you'll be glad you did. There is glass in the one I picked up, happy about that. the stoves we have here and at the lower ranch have glass doors, would hate not having that.

    Richard

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