How Do I Replace My Fireplace Insert or Heating Stove Door Glass?
There are different models of fireplace insert and heating stove doors. Keep in mind that each model's door must be removed a certain way. Please consult your owner's manual for instructions on how to perform this task.
Fast Replacement Glass offers pyroceram glass panels for replacement on insert and stove doors. The following instructions are meant to be general guidelines. Please keep in mind that they may not apply to your particular heating application. We strongly recommend consulting your owner's manual before attempting to replace the glass on your fireplace insert or heating stove doors according to our instructions.
Glass panels can be easily replaced on insert and stove doors. Keep in mind this is pyroceram glass that has been specifically designed for use with extreme heat applications. Before getting started, make sure you have the appropriate tools on hand to complete the task:
- Large piece of cardboard scrap, soft drop cloth, or blanket
- Work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Flat head screwdriver
- Wire brush or electric drill with rotary wire brush bit
- Gasket cement
- Door gasket
- Glass gasket (either rope or tadpole)
- Please note that Fast Replacement Glass highly recommends replacing your glass and door gaskets regularly to keep you stove operating as efficiently as possible. When you are replacing your door's glass panel, this is a particularly ideal time to install new seals!
- Remove you stove door and lay it on a flat surface that has been cushioned with cardboard, a soft drop cloth, or a blanket.
- Remove any screws or clips that are holding the glass in place; then carefully remove the pane and set aside.
- Using the flat head screwdriver, gently insert the head underneath the door gasket and lift up. Slowly and carefully pull the seal up and out, all the way around the channel.
- Repeat for the glass gasket.
- Clean out the grooves with a wire brush or an electric drill with a rotary brush bit. Make sure to wear safety glass to protect your eyes from any debris.
- If they are not pre-measured, lay your door and glass gaskets against the channels and then cut to size. Make sure to leave about 1/4” - 1/2” extra gasket material on each end.
- Apply Wood Stove Gasket Cement around the entire door channel.
- Starting at the midline of the door, place the seal in the groove and push in firmly all the way around.
- Carefully remove the glass from the packaging and take off any labels.
- If using a rope gasket for the glass, repeat steps 7 and 8. If using a tadpole gasket for the glass, peel the adhesive backing from the seal and then firmly press onto the glass. Be sure to center the gasket over the edges of the glass pane so that when you adhere the material to the pane, it is “hugging” the glass all the way around.
- Gently place the glass pane into the desired position and replace clips or screws to secure it.It is very important that you only finger tighten screws and clips first. Then use a screwdriver to apply an extra half turn. Any more pressure than this and the glass could break.
- Allow the cement to cure according to the package directions before replacing your door and lighting a fire.