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Glass starting to etch

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Defiant, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    I have noticed the top center of my glass is starting to etch and get cloudy and won't come clean. Gaskets are new, anyone else experience this.

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    What do you use to clean it?
  3. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Just a paper towel with water worked fine for the pat 2 years. See other thread on this, it got duplicated:confused:
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yep, seems to be system troubles today.....I contacted a mod about it.
  5. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    I use a damp sponge on the cold glass. I have to rinse it a couple of times, but the glass comes out clean as new. Takes all of 3 or 4 minutes. I've never had creosote, just dark brown ash that comes off easily.
  6. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    About every third time I clean the glass I use Rutland "White-Off"

    It seems to condition the glass and really cleans it well.

    In between I use damp sponge and some ash.
    Wipe dry with paper towel.
    The White off seems to make cleaning with sponge easier.

    ---Nailer---
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    All I ever use is water & paper towel, and on occasion a little ash to get stubborn stains off. Keep turning the paper towel inside out to a clean section and wiping until nothing brown shows on it, then dry with a dry paper towel till the glass squeaks.

    Glass is like the day I got the stove.
  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I think you can get that off. Try a single edge razor blade.
  9. DexterDay

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    I have some white stuff on my Fahrenheit. It was there when I bought it, and it won't come off. It is essentially etched, as you said.

    It even has a "rough" feel to it.
  10. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Thanks Mad Dog, just what I thought. I tried everyone's suggestions to no avail on other Harmans.
  11. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    If its going to come off it will usually do it with a super hot clean burn.

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