Rope Seal Fitting Instruction

Rope Seal Fitting Instructions

Take the door off the hinges and lay it face down on a soft material so you do not scratch the door (or the surface you have put it on). Make sure that there is nothing pushing against the glass as this may break it.

The ceramic rope smoke seal is usually fitted into a groove in the door of the stove. You will need new ceramic fire rope and glue. Make sure that the replacement rope is of the same diameter as the old rope.

Remove the old rope from the groove and get rid of any bits that are left behind – a screwdriver can be useful to clean out the groove. A solvent (such as petrol or thinners) can help remove any stubborn bits as well as any tar or other deposits that may also be in or near the groove.

When the groove is nice and clean cut the new rope to length. Run a continuous bead of rope glue in the groove and then press the rope into the groove. Starting at one end of the rope and moving round is often the best method.

The new fire rope should now be stuck to the groove and ready to use. Put the door back on the stove. Gently try to close the door and make sure that it closes without excess pressure. Do not try to force the door shut if it resists, as that means there is something wrong – have a look and see what could be stopping the door from shutting. When the door shuts you should hear and feel that it is the rope seal that is making contact with the body of the stove and not the metal of the door.

When you fire the stove the rope glue cures and the rope is now stuck in place.

Rope End Seal Tape

  • Measure your rope to the required length, mark with a pen
  • Wrap the rope end seal round the rope central to where you have marked
  • Cut down the centre of the rope end seal

If you require any more information or spare parts, please give us a call on 01745 561624

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