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Temporary fix for cracked glass?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by mattinpa, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. mattinpa

    mattinpa New Member

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    To make a long story short, my glass cracked on the front of my wood furnace. So it's Saturday morning and I can't get replacement glass until Monday evening. Here's my thought, on the front, run some aluminum tape across the crack. On the inside, cut a piece of gauge steel to cover the glass and tack it in place for now. Any reasons why this wouldn't work till Monday?

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  2. taxidermist

    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    The tape will do fine it will last until monday. You will need to find a glass shop that stocks pyrex glass or pyroceran glass.
  3. luv4nyyankees

    luv4nyyankees New Member

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    The same situation just happened to our stove. Will the aluminum tape work by itself without the steel on the inside? If we use the aluminum tape on the glass / ceramic on the outside will we still be able to burn ?
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    luv, this thread is from back in 2010, so it's not likely to get much response. You don't say anything about what sort of appliance you're dealing with. If it's a wood stove, then I suggest starting a new thread in The Hearth Room forum. If it's a pellet stove, go to The Pellet Mill, if a boiler/furnace, then start a new thread in this forum. Explain the appliance and the situation, and also let us know where you're located. Rick

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