Cloudy Front Glass

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Post Sun. Aug. 03, 2008 11:52 pm

Has anyone tried polish or is there any method to make my front glass look somehwat new agian? There is a cloudy white haze on most of the ceramic glass. I tried cleaning it and using stove top polish with little luck.
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 5:51 am

Cleaning Glass/Stove

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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 5:59 am

Mine is a dark chocolate brown coloring. I've tried lava soap with steel wool. Rouge and buffing wheel. And with a razor blade. I've only been able to lighten the color a slight amount but able to see through it better.


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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 8:01 am

Once the brown film gets on the glass, it's almost impossible to remove. As I posted in the other thread it's easy to clean once the wax coating is on it, however I started with new glass.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 9:33 am

After 2-3 months, mine clouds up and that's about it, I still keep it clean, but still very hazy.
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Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 9:36 am

I read the other thread. Basically there isn't much that ca be done short of polishing the glass periodically. I think mine is too far gone for that.
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