Wood Stove Insert Door Issues

Jah0688 Posted By Jah0688, Dec 3, 2018 at 11:55 PM

  1. Jah0688

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    Hello Everyone!

    What a wonderful community you have here. I discovered my interest in wood heat not long after my wife and I purchased our 1st home last summer. The fireplace had an insert, which I initially wanted removed. I am sure glad I let my wife persuade me to try it for the winter!

    I have tried to do some investigation on this stove, but with no luck. I cant imagine it being anything special, but for now it is what we have. I am hoping someone is able to give me any information on it.

    However, that is not the reason I created an account, and made this thread. The stove's door has I believe to mica glass in it, but an extremely large piece. before I had taken the door apart, I assumed there were several smaller pieces that could be replaced individually. The glass is falling apart, and if it was not for the multiple layers, there would be a hole in the door.

    Replacing this with a piece of mica glass of this size would be very costly I imagine, and I was curious if anyone had any suggestions. Could I put a piece of glass in the door instead of the mica? Is this some other material altogether?

    I really appreciate any clarity anyone is able to bring.

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    Thank you
     
  2. bholler

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    First off is that stove hooked to a liner or just slid into the firebox?
     
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  3. Jah0688

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    Just slid in I think! The person who inspected it when we moved in said we would have to put a liner and the whole nine yards if we were to replace it. I figure another year or 2 of bringing it up before the Mrs. caves in and we go shopping.
     
  4. Jan Pijpelink

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    IMO that crate with wood is way too close to the stove.
     
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  5. Jah0688

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    Thank you for the feedback. I'll look into a better place for it.
     
  6. bholler

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    You also need a liner and the whole nine yards to safely use this insert. If it is just slid in it is not safe to use.
     
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  7. TedyOH

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    With the warping and orange staining on the glass I wonder if the previous owner was burning coal in there.....I'd try to contact them and find out.

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  8. Jah0688

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    Thank you so much for this. I will reach out to the gentleman who inspected it, and press him why he gave the OK in its current state.

    The previous seal when I took the door apart was an orange color as well. I assumed that was just it's color, which leeched on to this material.
     

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