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Stove glass gasket to compliment your stove glass now available as an option or to buy by them in our comprehensive web shop
Stove glass gasket now available along with all fire rope door rope and seals at stoveglass-direct.co.uk . Also available fire rope, heat resistant glass and products to recondition your stove.
Stovax Stove Glass Replacement
If you sure of the product required please try our custom cut to size stove glass calculator.
With over 25 years experience in the stove glass industry stoveglass-direct offer expert advice.
Customers are welcome to call on 01422 831413 or email with any questions.
Stove glass is manufactured by Schott Robax is simply the best quality and clearest glass available.
High definition as such will give you a unrivalled clear view of the fire.
The stove glass is suitable for wood burning stoves, multi fuel and gas stoves , cookers, fires and ovens.
Our stove glass manufactured by Schott Robax is simply the best quality and clearest glass available high definition and will give a unrivalled clear view of the fire.
The glass will also withstand temperatures up to 760 degrees celcius if the stove is hotter than that its melting.
The glass is also suitable for use in cookers and domestic ovens or other instances where heat resistant glass is required.
Suitable for wood burning stoves, gas stoves, oil stoves and domestic cookers.
The glass will be posted promptly and is extremely well packed as such will reach you in perfect condition.
We also supply fire rope , rope glue and other maintenance products to re condition your stove.
stove rope fire rope glass gasket
Most manufacturers will recommend that the seal be checked for signs of wear on a regular basis. Some manufacturers will recommend that the seal be replaced every 12 months.
Glass fibre woven Stove Rope is suitable for stoves and is supplied by the meter.
stove rope is suitable for doors and lids on solid fuel stoves and boilers
Fire Rope is manufactured from woven glass fibres.
Clean away any old stove rope and remove and loose metal from the locating channel. Apply Fire Rope Adhesive following instructions on the container. Press Fire Rope firmly into channel, then cut Fire Rope with scissors to finish with an end to end butt joint. Allow fifteen minutes before closing doors.
- stove rope : 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20 mm, rope will be sent in one continous length.
- Self adhesive web tape 8 mm and 25 mm – excellent for enabling an air tight seal between the glass and door frame.
- Rope glue black large 100 ml bottle.
- Stove end rope sealing tape (500 mm length).
Replacing stove glass on wood burning stoves made easy. By www.stoveglass-direct.co.uk.
we supply stove glass for all current and obsolete wood burning stoves stove glass cut to size and for all major brands
How to replace stove glass
Before replacing stove glass , you may wish to take the door off the stove to lay it flat. In some cases, this is as simple as lifting it off its hinges. We would advise you consult your stove manual or manufacturer before doing so.
When replacing stove glass If you have taken the door off, it is probably a good idea to lay it on an old sheet as they are often coated in ash and dirt.
In most cases, to release the existing glass, you will need to loosen the metal clips. If your stove does not have clips holding the glass in, again consult your manual for advice. If you are struggling to loosen the clips, try soaking them in WD 40 and gently use pliers instead of using force.
When loosening the clips, bare in mind that the glass / broken shards may come free at any point.
Once the glass is released, we would recommend you ensure the stove rope seal (or gasket) is still in tact. Over time, rope seals can become broken or frayed. In these instances, you will not have an adequate seal for air control and often this can cause the glass to break. If the metal stove body expands marginally when hot, it can put unneccesary pressure on the glass. Your seal will act as a cushion between the glass and stove body.
You will need to ensure you choose the correct seal for your stove. Please be aware that your rope will have flattened over time. If this is not listed in your manual, you should measure the groove where the rope sits.
After removing the old rope, it is important to also remove any residual dirt or ash before applying the new one. Rope seal packs can be located under the ‘Rope Seals & Gaskets’ tab on our home screen.
Cut the rope to the required size. To fix the rope, run a continuous bead of heat resistant glue along the designated area and then press the rope firmly down. Do not stick rope seals to the glass. Dependant on which glue you have used, follow their instructions on how long to leave the glue to set.
You can now position the glass back in place with the clips. Do not overtighten the clips, they need to be finger tight only.
After reattaching your door (if you had take it off,) the door should close without excess pressure. Do not force the door to close.
Here at stoveglass-direct we supply high quality replacement ceramic glass.
The Stove Glass suits a wide range of current and obsolete wood burning and multi fuel stoves.
If you cannot find a glass panel to meet your requirements we can, in most cases, supply a cut to size glass replacement.
Order you heat resistant stove glass in three easy steps.
- Either identify your stove manufacturer and model from the list shown in our online shop.
- Alternatively input the length and width you require for a quote in our glass calculator
- Click order and complete our online payment form. Please also feel free to call us on 01422 831413 or email here.
Glass is quoted and cut at industry standard 4mm thick
The replacement glass panel will be dispatched within two working days and is well packaged, as such will arrive in perfect condition.
We also supply stove rope, heat resistant glue, sprays, cleaners and adhesives to re furbish your stove.
Replacement Stove door rope glass gaskets and seals
Here at stoveglass-direct we supply all replacement stove door rope and gaskets to renew your wood burning stove seals
Most manufacturers will recommend that the seal be inspected for signs of wear on a regular basis. Some manufacturers will recommend that the seal be replaced every 12 months.
Of course, the frequency of replacement really depends on how often the stove is fired. We would certainly recommend that if the stove is used frequently, the seal should be inspected and replaced as soon as the door doesn’t compress the seal as well as it used to.
To determine whether the door seal is in good order it can be checked by using the ‘strip of paper test’ described in our instructions for replacing a seal.
Seals around the window glass are not subject to the same forces of compression as seen on the door and generally speaking they do not need to be replaced quite as often. When they do need replacing we have a range of tapes and small diameter ropes that will do the job.
The seals in wood, pellet and multi-fuel stoves are referred to using a number of different names including – Fire rope, glass rope seals, rope seals, fiberglass stove gaskets, thermal rope seal, stove rope.
All these names refer to high temperature glass fibre rope. They all serve the same purpose – to ensure that the stoves gases and fumes are efficiently extracted through the flue system and not allowed back into the room. They also ensure efficient burning of the stove by controlling where the air is allowed to enter the stove. Air should enter through the stove’s vents and not through any gaps between the door and stove body.
The Right Door Seal
There are a myriad of stoves on the market from manufacturers around the World. Obviously, one of the best ways to ensure you choose the right replacement seal is if you are fortunate enough to have the User Manual and it gives information on the diameter of the door seal.
Sometimes, even this information is not always enough because the stove designer may have chosen a seal with a particular compression. Generally speaking, seals can be graded as soft or medium density.
If you take a look at the old seal in your stove it is likely to be sat in a channel/groove. The majority of these seals are fixed into place using adhesive sometimes referred to as stove gasket cement. Poor quality adhesives can lead to early failure of the seal because the adhesive will deteriorate with the heat from the stove and allow the seal to become loose or even partially drop away from the door.
We only offer high quality adhesives/cements as used by the professionals and original equipment manufacturers.
How to measure your old seal and work out what size and type to order
Stove Door Seals
The rope seal in the door will have started life as a round seal. As the door is closed tight the seal is designed to flatten and fill the gap between the door and the stove frame.
Start by measuring the width and depth of the channel
Gently prise a section of the old seal out of the channel – just enough to be able to measure the width of the channel with a ruler. Measure across the channel in millimetres and record the measurement
If some adhesive residue is left in the channel, take an old screwdriver and carefully remove the adhesive until it is possible to measure how deep the channel is.
The depth of the channel can be measured by printing off the width/depth template. The template can be printed onto a thick sheet of paper or you can glue / tape the paper onto a piece of stiff card and then cut out the appropriate template for the width of the channel.
Push the template into the channel and make sure it reaches the bottom. Use the rounded end if the channel is ’U’ shaped, or the straight end if the channel has a flat bottom. With a pencil or pen mark the template where the top of the channel is. Remove the template and measure in millimeters from the rounded or flat base to the mark.
For example, if the channel is 12mm wide and 9mm deep then always choose the largest measurement. In this case it is likely that a 12mm diameter seal would be needed. However, in some cases, if a soft seal has been used, the seal may have started life as a 14mm diameter and would have been squeezed into a narrower channel.
So, it is always a good idea to closely examine the old seal. Some parts of the seal will probably be more worn than others. Try to choose a section that doesn’t look too bad.
If the old seal can be moulded back to a circular shape then place a ruler across it and see how wide it looks to be. This information along with your measurements of the channel should give you a very good indication of what size to order.
The only other decision to make is whether you need a soft seal or medium density seal and the colour (grey-black or white).
Soft seals can easily be compressed between the fingers – usually, it is possible to press a soft seal down to less than half of its original diameter.
Medium density or firm seals will offer more resistance when squeezed. They may only compress by a few millimeters. Medium density seals will not usually compress below 50% of their original diameter.
If you are still unsure what size to order –
We offer a special free of charge service to those customers, who, after examining their worn rope seals and the door channel are still unsure as to what size to order.
Cut off a section of your worn seal (choose the best looking section) about 75mm – 100mm long and pop it in the post to us along with the following information:
The make and model of your stove.
Your full name and address.
As soon as we receive your sample we will examine it and send you a small section of new seal so that you can check how it fits into the channel of your stove door.
Obviously, the seal should be a snug fit in the channel. When in position the seal should sit proud of the channel so that when the door is closed it flattens to create the necessary seal.
If you are happy with the new seal sample, make a note of its diameter/reference and order the appropriate kit online when you are ready.
The Window Glass Seal
Stove manufacturers choose various methods and materials for cushioning and sealing the high temperature ceramic window glass in the stove door.
Carefully remove the stove door and place it on a suitable cushioning material such as cardboard or old sheets. Look at how the window glass is fixed in place and carefully remove any framing materials to reveal what sort of sealing method has been used around or on the edge of the glass itself.
The sealing materials used vary from one manufacturer and stove model to another.
Some stoves have single panes of glass whereas others are double glazed.
The following products are all available here in our web shop
8 mm self adhesive webbing tape gasket – adhesive backed
25 mm self adhesive webbing tape gasket – adhesive backed
Glass Fibre Tape – adhesive backed
Some stove designs don’t use a ladder tape system. Instead they use an adhesive backed glass fibre tape applied on one or both sides of the window glass. Common sizes are shown on our products page.
Small diameter glass rope seal
In some cases the window glass will be clamped down against a small diameter glass rope seal that fits in a channel – typically, a 3mm or 4mm diameter glass rope.
Special construction ladder /channel tapes
We are able to offer replacement seals where special seals are used. With this type of seal we would ask you to send us a piece of the old window seal so that it can be matched.