Load Door Window Installation

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Sun. May. 18, 2014 12:09 am

Jared43758 wrote:I burned slow all night and it was still clear and clean this morning
Cool man, got pics of it on the outside of the load door?

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Post Sun. May. 18, 2014 4:56 am

Jared43758 wrote:I burned slow all night and it was still clear and clean this morning
A simple, yet affective change - good job solving the sooty glass problem.

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Post Sun. May. 18, 2014 5:07 pm

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Post Sun. May. 18, 2014 6:20 pm

Hard to tell from the glare, but looks like you cut the opening in the load door bigger? and I like the handle you installed.. :)

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Post Sun. May. 18, 2014 6:33 pm

Yea I did cut it bigger. I wanted to make sure it would work first then when I found out it did I thought heck with it. Cut it up where's it's about 4 inches tall. And thanks I thought that would make a sweet new handle.

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Post Mon. Oct. 09, 2017 9:00 pm

It's a mystery to me but here at 4 years later my load door window has cracked. It happened over the summer, I don't know exactly when or why. I'm taking the opportunity to make it bigger. Fortunately the singer in my band also teaches in a machine shop at a school. I took the load door to him and he made a nice rectangular 8.5 × 7 inch hole for a window. I tried mounting the window tonight, but I'm not really satisfied with it yet. I couldn't find the right gasket material to leave a small gap for an air wash. Here's what I've done so far.
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Post Tue. Oct. 10, 2017 10:41 am

titleist1 wrote:
Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 12:42 pm
The gap at the bottom & top was only from the gasket thickness on the sides keeping the glass away from the door.
This is critical, the glass should not come into contact with the metal.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Tue. Oct. 10, 2017 1:58 pm

For my old Harman, the top and bottom of the window has no gasket, only sides get the gasket. This is for airwash that you are looking for.

Harman PN (1-00-98187) 5/8" Flat channel glass gasket

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Post Tue. Oct. 10, 2017 3:05 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
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This is critical, the glass should not come into contact with the metal.
Your right. The way I have it now is an epic fail lol. I stopped at three different places today looking for thin flat gasket like Qtown posted and found nothing. The only stove shop around here that I know of is the other direction. Probably be easier to just order it online. Thanks for the comments fellas.

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Post Tue. Oct. 10, 2017 3:46 pm

I ordered some 1 inch x 1/8 inch flat fiberglass gasket on ebay.
That way I can wrap it right around the edge of the window.

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Post Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 6:21 pm

With that nice big new viewing window Lee, your wife will never see you anymore...unless you get the cobwebs out of the cellar. Looks good. Can't wait till light off time.:)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 6:41 pm

joeq wrote:
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With that nice big new viewing window Lee, your wife will never see you anymore...unless you get the cobwebs out of the cellar. Looks good. Can't wait till light off time.:)
Thanks Joe! Yeah man, I'm getting the fever already. Been watching the weather, looking for lite up time!

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Post Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 7:45 pm

That's a cool mod Lee! Maybe you can figure out a way to mount a video cam on it? This way we could all enjoy live video of your blues after a reload :yes:

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Post Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 8:21 pm

Thank you Scott! A live feed, hmmm, that might be doable lol

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