How to Replace your Stove Glass

Having a stove in the house is something many plan to have. The ones that don’t are missing out. A cosy open fire is lovely throughout the colder months. Time to time though, wear and tear and accidents happen so you might need to replace your glass. Over time the glass gets cracked and you need to order a replacement and fit it. Our guide makes replacing and fitting stove glass quite easy. Follow our steps and you will have your glass fitted in no time.

What you need:

  • Brush
  • Screwdriver
  • A pair of tough gloves for handling broken glass
  • Self-adhesive stove rope (optional) 
  • High-temperature silicone adhesive
  • Replacement stove glass

Step 1

Carefully brush dirt and ash from inside the stove. When doing this be extra careful as you will be next to broken glass.

Step 2

Next, remove the door. Most of the stove doors can be easily lifted from the hinges but it depends on the manufacturer. Once you have done this, place the door on a table or stable surface. Before you place it down lay some sheets out so that the surface doesn’t get dirty. It’s recommended to do this step wearing tough gloves.

Step 3

To release the glass, use a screwdriver to unscrew the metal clips and catches holding the glass to the stove. Then carefully remove the glass and place in the bin.

Step 4

Once you have done that you can remove the existing fire rope. This rope isn’t on all stove models. You can easily remove this rope. Once removed, clean and add another piece of rope.

Step 5

Remove the rope seal. This may or may not need replacing depending on how frail it is. If it is frayed badly remove and dispose of the rope seal. Then clean the area with your brush. Now that the area is prepped for the new rope seal, you can start adding the new rope to the stove door. For a more detailed guide of adding the rope seal, read our handy guide.

Step 6

Now get the new piece of glass and place it on top of the fire rope. Screw the hinges back into place but not too tight as the glass might crack and break when the fire is burning. The stove glass can expand when heated and could lead to broken glass.

Step 7

You have now fitted the new glass to the door so you can now fit the door back to the stove. 

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