Stove glass cracking is annoying so doing a few things to help avoid a glass break or crack would be great. Fortunately for you, we have created a guide that reduces the risk of the glass from cracking.
Don’t tighten the catches and hinges
When fitting the glass, make sure you don’t tighten the hinges and catch on the door too tightly as this can cause excessive stress on the glass and break. You also run the risk of the glass expanding when the fire is on. Then the glass may break. It is also advised to have any form of rope as a buffer to protect the glass from the metal frame as this can cause stress cracks due to lack of support.
Don’t overload the firebox
When loading the firebox, make sure you don’t add too much wood. Adding too much or adding long pieces of wood can cause the glass to break. As the fire gets going bits of wood can push against the stove glass and break the glass. Before you start the fire, carefully judge the amount you are adding to the firebox.
Don’t burn painted or treated wood
Wood that has chemicals on it such as paint or treated can seriously harm your glass. This type of wood releases chemicals that dry wood doesn’t. The glass will become murky and cloudy as the fire releases the moisture. Don’t burn fuels such as paper, plastic, house coal and damp or unseasoned (green) wood. Ideally, you should cut and chop wood and leave to air for over a year.
Don’t put cold liquids onto a hot stove glass
Last on the list for preventing glass cracks and breaks is a simple one. Don’t apply cold liquids on the hot glass. Don’t apply water to cool down the stove. Let the stove naturally cool down. This is definitely the safest and easiest way.