How to Replace Woodburning Stove Glass

Safety First

Before you begin, make sure that your woodburning stove is cold and there is no fire burning. You should also wear gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself from burns and flying glass.

Gather Your Supplies

a stove with half of glass cracked and other half brand new

You will need the following supplies:

Remove the Old Glass

First, you will need to remove the old glass from your woodburning stove. To do this, locate the screws that hold the glass in place. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws and remove the glass.

Clean the Stove Door

Once the old glass is removed, clean the stove door with a mild soap and water solution or a cleaning product specifically designed for woodburning stoves. Be sure to remove any soot or debris from the door.

Install the Stove Rope

Next, you will need to install the stove rope. The stove rope is a flexible material that helps to seal the glass in place and prevent smoke from escaping. To install the stove rope, cut a piece that is long enough to go around the edge of the glass. Then, apply a thin layer of stove glue to the rope and press it into place.

Clean Up

Once the stove rope is in place, clean up any excess glue. You can use a damp cloth to do this.

Install the New Glass

Now it’s time to install the new glass. Apply a thin layer of stove glue to the edge of the new glass. Then, place the glass in the frame of the stove door and secure it with the screws.

Test the Stove

Now that the new glass is installed, it’s time to test the stove. Light a fire in the stove and see if there are any leaks. If you see any smoke escaping, tighten the screws or reapply the stove rope.


You have now successfully replaced the glass in your woodburning stove. By following these steps, you can keep your stove safe and efficient.

Additional Tips

  • When choosing a new piece of glass, make sure that it is the same size and shape as the old glass.
  • If you are not comfortable replacing the glass yourself, you can hire a qualified professional to do it for you.
  • Be sure to clean the glass regularly to prevent soot and debris from building up.
  • If the glass breaks, it is important to replace it immediately. A broken glass can allow smoke and fumes to escape, which can be dangerous.

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