Cleaning Glass/Stove

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Post Fri. Apr. 18, 2008 6:06 am

Thank you, maybe someday...


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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 9:01 pm

The Carnuba wax is still working, I recently recoated it. most of the time I can spray the window with water and wipe it off. When the stove if out (a rare event) I clean the window and recoat it.

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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 9:07 pm

the big window has a crack across the bottom , about 2" up. goes left to right or right to left. do any of you guys still run the stove with a crack in the window? I replaced the side windows with 3/16 flat stock. should I order a pc for the center and have it on hand or just replace it before I fire her up? thank you , ken

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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 9:11 pm

I suppose if there's only 1 crack it should be OK, but I like to be safe. I'd replace the glass, you have lots of time before heating season starts.

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Post Thu. Jul. 31, 2008 5:01 am

If there is no way for the pieces to fall out, it will work fine with a cracked window.. but if you think it could fall out,, replace it.. the crack itself is not an issue, the integrity of keeping the opening filled with something is the issue.. you could cut a plate to size and wait and see if it stays in.. and have the plate ready to install ... or just get a new window.. it's nice to see the fire.

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Post Thu. Jul. 31, 2008 1:41 pm

i'll just get the plate. if it gets worse I will replace it. I like the seeing the fire. :D

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Post Tue. Aug. 05, 2008 12:25 am

That's what I did on the Keystoker. Was a crack in it, called around for new glass and averaged about $55.00. One from a dealer and two from local glass companies. Went to a fabrication shop down the street and they cut out a steel plate for me for $5.00. Stove is in unfinished basement anyway so I don't really need to see the fire. Just nice to be able to walk down the steps and look to see that its burning ok but I'll live. If I was ever going to move it into the living area, I would probobly replace it at that point.

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Post Sat. Oct. 11, 2008 9:49 pm

A friend recently used some wet sand sandpaper on his Alaska glass. He went from a course to fine grade and his ceramic panel came out great. It has a slight haze, but much better than the opaque he had before. I think hitting it with a buffer and some compound would get it back to new. Going to try mine this week as I'm getting ready to get it ready to make heat again.


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Post Sat. Oct. 11, 2008 9:55 pm

I had my stove window crack 2 yeas ago & I didn't want to chance keeping the stove running. I shut down & drove to my Harman dealer & had him replace the glass. (pretty expensive stuff!) To ensure I wouldn't have to do this again, I bought a spare door & window assmbly so that if it happens again, I won't even have to shut down...I'll just swap doors! (nice peace of mind insurance policy for me) ;)

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Post Mon. Oct. 20, 2008 9:13 am

I have a Keystoker 90 and once a week or so I open the stove door, place the handy dandy cover they send with the stove over the door opening, let the glass cool and then clean it with a wet towel. Sometimes it forms a haze on the glass when you first wet the glass, but if you are persistant and put a little elbow grease to it the film does come off and the glass is crystal clear.

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Post Mon. Oct. 20, 2008 9:23 am

How long have you been burning your stove? Eventually, everyone says the glass etches from the acid. I've tried wet sanding the ceramic, wire brush, buffer and nothing works to remove the white haze.

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Post Mon. Oct. 20, 2008 7:38 pm

I wipe it with a damp rag,then damp rag with a little vinegar(mildly acidic)until the rag slides smooth and quiet,then damp rag water only,dry rag,rutland glass cleaner,then dry rag,the haze goes away but it's a little like looking thru wavy glass,in 2 days it's all filmed over and needs it again. RichB

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Post Mon. Oct. 20, 2008 8:32 pm

Same question...how long have you been burning?

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Post Tue. Oct. 21, 2008 4:12 pm

Ive had my stove going for 4 days, and Ive cleaned the glass at least 4 times, each time using Rutland. Ive been afraid of the glass etching, and after the last application of Rutland last night, I woke this morning to see the swirl marks of where the Rutland was applied. I purposely did an extra hard rubbing of the glass to remove it. I just now did another cleaning with it, and I was going to try the Butchers Wax paste trick after I cleaned it, but I guess the wife tossed the old Butchers Wax out. :mad: Im going to try to pick some more up this week. Anyway, I was very surprised to see the haze come back so quickly, as the glass is new. Did someone mention that it might happen faster if the stove has been idling ? I tried the ash on the rag trick, and that didn't seem to want to work.

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Post Tue. Oct. 21, 2008 4:26 pm

I think it is simply part of burning coal. Myself and 3 friends all began burning coal last year. We all were diligent on cleaning the glass, treating it with different concoctions, etc. All 3 (2 Alaska and my Leisure Line) ended up with the etching and white glaze. I was quite proud of myself that I had stopped mine from doing it....until mid February when mine started to haze up. Then my buddies had the same issue. As far as I'm concerned, I have one less task to perform each day. I'll scrape it twice a season and call it good. The orange glow looks nice and I have accepted that unless I buy new glass every 3 months, I'm not going to see the flames...I'm still warm and saving money!


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