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Wood Stove Gasket

Wood Stove Door GasketLet us supply you with a high quality wood stove door gasket replacement that is fabricated to form an airtight seal and withstand high temperatures. Wood stove gasket will deteriorate over time due to normal wear, and factory made gasket for wood stove glass or doors tend to unravel and fray. It's inevitable that you'll need to update this important feature on your stove door at some point. Our graphite impregnated fiberglass material reduces creosote build-up, resists sticking, and is tightly woven for a long lasting product!

If you aren't sure what kind of wood stove gasket you need you can always check your owners manual. Typically the manual will reference all of the replaceable parts along with their dimensions, including glass and gasket. Rope gasket is most commonly used in wood stove gasket replacement. We make wood stove door gasket replacement easy by also offering the option to add high temperature gasket adhesive with your gasket order. We also have wood stove glass gasket, and some gasket can be purchased in bulk. All common gaskets sizes are available per foot for your convenience, all you have to do is determine the type, diameter, and length of the gasket you need!

Types of Wood Stove Gaskets

Wood stove gaskets come in various forms, each designed for specific applications. The three primary types of gaskets are rope gaskets, flat gaskets, and tadpole gaskets. Let's explore each of these types in more detail:

  1. Rope Gasket: A wood stove rope gasket is a popular choice due to its flexibility and ability to conform to irregular surfaces. It is made from durable materials like fiberglass or ceramic fibers and is often woven into a rope-like shape. Rope gaskets are commonly used to seal the door of the wood stove and can withstand high temperatures, ensuring a secure seal even in intense heat.
  2. Flat Gasket: Flat gaskets, as the name suggests, are flat strips of gasket material. They are commonly used in areas where a straight, flat seal is needed, such as around the glass panels of the wood stove door. Flat gaskets are easy to install and provide effective sealing properties.
  3. Tadpole Gasket: Tadpole gaskets are unique in their design, featuring a bulb-like end attached to a flat section. This design makes them ideal for sealing areas with uneven surfaces, such as the hinge side of a wood stove door. The bulb end compresses to form a seal, while the flat section covers a broader area.

Features and Considerations

Selecting the right wood stove gasket involves considering a few important factors to ensure optimal performance and longevity:

Material: Wood stove gaskets are typically made from materials like fiberglass, ceramic fibers, or a combination of both. These materials offer high-temperature resistance and durability, ensuring that the gasket can withstand the extreme heat produced by the wood stove.

Heat Rating: Each gasket has a specific heat rating that indicates the maximum temperature it can withstand while maintaining its integrity. It's crucial to choose a gasket with a heat rating that matches or exceeds the operating temperature of your wood stove.

Size and Diameter: Proper measurement of the area that requires sealing is essential. Gaskets come in various sizes and diameters, so accurate measurements will help you select the right fit and prevent any gaps that could lead to heat and smoke leakage.

Installation: The installation process can vary depending on the type of gasket. Rope gaskets usually require adhesive or cement to secure them in place, while flat and tadpole gaskets can be held in position using adhesive or metal clips. Following the manufacturer's instructions is essential for a proper installation.

Regular Maintenance: Over time, gaskets can wear out due to exposure to high temperatures and repeated use. Regularly inspecting your wood stove gasket and replacing it when signs of wear are noticeable is crucial to maintaining a safe and efficient wood stove.

Our Wood Stove Gasket Specifications

  • Service rating to 1000° F (538° C).
  • Fabricated from non-asbestos material.
  • Will not absorb water or attract mold and mildew.
  • Minimal fraying and unraveling when cut.
  • Use for a variety of gasket applications!

Our flat gasket braided fiberglass is 5/8 inch thick, while our black rope gaskets are available in a number of different thickness, varying from 3/16" to 1" in diameter. All are sturdy, yet flexible enough to adapt to the corners of your stove's door and glass channels. Fast Replacement Glass will custom cut your product to length by the foot.

Remember: gaskets need to be bonded with high-temperature cement for a reliable seal! We recommend Clear Stove Gasket Adhesive or the Wood Stove Gasket Cement!

In conclusion, the wood stove gasket plays a vital role in the functionality and safety of your wood stove. Whether it's a rope gasket, flat gasket, or tadpole gasket, each type serves a specific purpose in creating an effective seal. When choosing a wood stove gasket, prioritize factors like material, heat rating, size, and proper installation. By understanding the different types and features of wood stove gaskets, you can make an informed purchase that ensures your wood stove operates efficiently while keeping your home safe and warm.


Q: What is a wood stove gasket rope?
A: This type of wood stove gasket refers to a type of braided fiberglass seal that resembles a rope! Generally it is cemented to the back of your stove door. When the door is closed, the rope gasket is compressed against the stove body, making an air tight seal. A properly installed gasket rope is a critical piece of your stove system, assuring the burn is both efficient and safe. Our wood stove gaskets are guaranteed to be the correct diameter as the original manufacturer component. 

Q: What is wood stove flat gasket material used for?
A: This type of seal is also made from braided fiberglass, and many stove and insert manufacturers install this gasket of choice around the stove window. It is compact and thin (5/8 inch), offering an unobtrusive view of the flames through the glass. Just like the door rope gasket, it forms a tight seal and will not absorb water, making it mold and mildew resistant.

Q: How do I attach a wood stove door gasket?
A: Most wood stoves require a rope gasket that will be cemented directly to the back of the door. Once your stove is completely cool, you can remove the old gasket seal, making sure to scrape off excess cement, ash, and buildup. When the wood stove gasket is removed and the mounting surface free of debris, you can begin installing the replacement. Measure out how much gasket you need, making sure to not cut it too long or too short. "Dry fit" the gasket onto the back of the wood stove door, making sure it fits. If you are sure it will work, apply cement or adhesive to the gasket and stick it onto the mounting surface. Close the door so that the gasket is held in place under pressure. Do not disturb the door until the cement or adhesive curing time has been reached. 

Q: Can I buy your wood stove gasket by the spool?
A: Absolutely! Although we primarily sell wood stove gasket by the foot, we also have spools available. This is handy if you want to replace gaskets often or just have enough for a lifetime supply. Spools are available in a variety of footages. Their length depends on the diameter of the gasket itself. If you would like to buy fiberglass gasket by the spool, please give Fast Replacement Glass a call at 1-888-986-1535!

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