At Stove Spare Glass we can help you find your replacement stove glass fast – and at an affordable price. Rest assured you're not the first person to accidentally break the glass on their wood burning or multi fuel stove so there's really no need to worry, you're in safe, expert hands now. Glass is one of the most frequently bought stove spares. Even if your stove is discontinued or you simply don't know the make and model, your replacement heat resistant glass is now just a few clicks away.
All of our heat resistant glass is made by Schott Robax, the world's leading ceramic glass maker and is of the best possible quality. It's more than likely that they made the original glass and even if they didn't, Schott Robax ceramic glass is compatible with virtually all wood burning and multi fuel stoves. It comes in the industry standard 4mm thick and will withstand temperatures up to 1000ºC – that's well above your stove's normal operating temperature for complete peace of mind.
As well as frequently asked questions about issues with stove glass and its replacement, on this website you'll also be able to find many other common replacement stove parts to help keep your stove operating safe and efficiently for years to come. Even if you're not quite ready for a new firegrate or baffle plate it's nice always to know that Stove Spare Glass will be here to help you, come what may.
Dirty glass is either caused by poor fuel choice or incorrect operation of the stove's combustion air control(s). It's rarely due to the stove. Never let the residue on the glass build up as this will make it harder to remove. Use a proprietary glass cleaner when the glass is cold and ensure that it is completely dry before you light your stove.
Cloudy glass is only cosmetic and its performance is unaffected and
although with a lot of hard work the clarity of glass can be improved it is so much easier and quicker to buy a replacement. It is highly unlikely that your cloudy glass will be covered under the manufacturer's warranty since stove glass is generally regarded as a 'consumable' item. Glass that appears cloudy grey or has lost its clarity will have been affected by acidic condensates settling on the glass and over time etching its surface. It definitely isn't faulty glass but a combination of poor fuel choice and long periods of slumber or low burning.
Firstly, never use your stove with cracked or missing glass. If possible remove the stove door if it can be simply lifted upwards and off, otherwise leave it in place. Lay the door flat on an old blanket or piece of carpet as this will make removing and fitting the glass so much easier and safer. However, in our experience most doors will need to stay in place. If possible wear a protective face mask to avoid breathing in any soot and debris if the door is very dirty and always wear protective gloves when handling the glass. At this stage it is also worth thinking about replacing any worn door rope seal at the same time as the stove glass.
Stove glass cannot be recycled and will only cause problems if placed
with regular glass which is being recycled. Either, make it safe to
handle and label it as 'heat resistant glass' and place with other
non-recycled items, or ask your local authority for advice.
Firebricks are regarded as consumable and are not usually covered under the stove manufacturer's warranty so it pays to look after them. Damage to firebricks, whether they're the original refractory clay type or the newer vermiculite, can be minimised and the life of the firebrick extended if you follow these simple rules.
There is really no need to replace a cracked or broken firebrick unless the damage exposes the stove's bodywork to direct heat and flames. Such exposure would adversely affect the stove's tested safe distances to combustible materials and could warp the bodywork, either of which could potentially render the stove unsafe to use.
Although it will probably be a very dirty job, replacing your old broken or damaged firebricks couldn't be easier. Each stove is different so we can only provide you with some general principles here. If you still have your stove handbook then always refer to this first, although in our experience not many of them are particularly helpful when it comes to firebrick removal.
Refractory clay bricks can usually be recycled as 'hard core' at most local authority recycling centres. However, although vermiculite is a natural mineral which contains no hazardous substances, it cannot be recycled but may be disposed in a local authority site as a non-recyclable material.