Fast Replacement Glass can help you determine which size and style high temperature gasket material you'll need! We always recommend reading your heating stove or fireplace insert owner's manual if you're unsure about which wood stove gasket you'll need for your door or window glass. In the event that this information it not clear or readily available, we'll walk you through the steps to finding the correct gasket replacement!
A brand new wood stove rope gasket has a circumferential shape. Once installed and as the door is tightly closed, it is designed to flatten and fill the space between the door or glass and the surrounding frame for an airtight seal.
If you don't obtain the correct size, you will not get a good seal, therefore reducing your heating application's efficiency. Here's what you need to do in order to determine the correct size:
Stove manufacturers are partial to certain methods and materials for sealing the ceramic window glass in the stove door. Therefore, they will vary from one model to another. Some stoves have single panes of glass, and others have double sheets. You'll need to take a look at your stove door window to determine what has been used.
Carefully remove the stove door and carefully place it on a cushioned surface (such as old sheets, foam, or cardboard). Next, remove any framing materials from the glass to evaluate the seal that has been used around or on the edge of the glass itself. Identify your gasket using the following descriptions:
For rope style gaskets, please refer to the measurement directions & template above. For flat tape-style gaskets, measure the total dimensions for your door or glass channel to determine how much length you will need. For tadpole gaskets, measure the width of your door or window channel, as well as the total dimensions, to determine which particular gasket you will need. It is a good idea to order one additional foot beyond your final measurements in case of a miscalculation.
We carry those as well! Also known as interam gaskets, these slim 1/16 inch wraps are available by the foot and can be used with both round and rectangular catalytic combustors. Its universal design helps to seat your combustor properly within the chamber. Gold flecks of mica are embedded into the spongy material which expand when heated. This gasket should be replaced when you are changing out your combustor.
To determine how much gasket you need, measure the diameter of your round combustor or the total of all four sides of your rectangular combustor, then add one additional foot for possible miscalculations.