Replacing your Stove Glass
If your stove glass has broken or cracked then it will need replacing.
Start by brushing the inside of the stove door to remove loose dirt and ash, be careful not to cut yourself if there is exposed broken glass.
Most stove doors are removable often simply by lifting the door off the hinges. If the door is easily removable then taking it off the stove and laying the door face down on a protected surface will make the job easier.
Stove glass is usually held in place with either metal catches or clips that are fixed to the door with a screw or bolt.
You will need to loosen these fixings. Often you only need to twist the catch/clip to the side instead of undoing the screw or bolt. Tar deposits in the stove may well mean that that it is very difficult to loosen.
A solvent can help - apply DW40, or "duck oil", or equivalent to the catch. Let it sit a while and then gently start trying to move the catch with pliers.
As you move the catches/clips, be aware that they are holding any existing glass in place - do not let the broken glass fall on you or your hands whilst you work.
On many stoves the seal between the glass and the stove door is made using a tape or gasket.
This seal may well need replacing. We recommend you use a thermal tape or the manufacturers own gasket.
Get the new glass and align it correctly with the stove door on top of the fire rope. Twist the catches/clips back into place. If you have loosened the screw or bolt then you should not over tighten them as by doing so you risk cracking the glass (when the fire is lit, the stove door and glass will expand and if there is not enough slack to allow the expansion, cracking may occur).
Reduce the risk of cracking the glass again
Do not put cold liquids onto hot stove glass.
Do not over fill the fire box of your stove with lengths of wood that could potentially push against the glass when the stove door is closed.
Do not burn wood that is painted or treated - the chemicals released can sometimes damage stove glass.
Do not over tighten the catches holding the glass in place.
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