Essential Guide for Buying Replacement Wood Stove Glass
The correct woodstove glass selection is very important to prevent breakage from heat. In a fireplace tempered glass works well. For high heat applications, such as for a wood stove, glass should be heat resistant ceramic glass. Ceramic glass sold for replacement wood stove glass is often sold under the brand names of PyroCeram(R) or NeoCeram(R)
How Hot is a Wood Stove?
The exact temperature may vary between various models and how you have yours set up. But wood stoves will start to convert wood into volatile vapors at about 500 degrees Fahrenheit. But complete wood burning occurs at temperatures of 1050 to 1100 deg F. With incomplete wood combustion, you get undesirable byproducts, such as smoke, excessive carbon dioxide and flue-clogging creosote. Optimal burning seems to occur at about 1100 deg. F.
Glass sold for heat applications include tempered glass and Ceramic Glass.
Tempered glass is sometimes used on applications where the fire is not near the glass and the temperature would not exceed 470 deg F. Another reason tempered glass is typically used is the lower cost associated with that material.
Ceramic Glass is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Unlike true glass, ceramics can withstand continuous exposure to high temperatures without fear of destruction. Ceramics are also resistant to failure due to temperature variation. These factors make Ceramic Glass the ideal solution for many wood stoves
PyroCeram(R) and NeoCeram(R) can withstand continuous temperatures of 1292 deg F. and limited time peak temperatures 1472 deg F.
To get instant online pricing or to place an order, visit our online quote wizard for pricing. For Wood Stove Replacement Glass, choose ceramic glass as the type of glass. You can select the shape, dimensions and thickness to get the exact glass you need for your wood stove.
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