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Tiny wood stove glass in door??

 
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I want to buidl a stove like this for my sister, and she insists on have glass in the door. Is there a way to keep the glass from fogging up? possibly with small vents around it? or maybe setting it into a resses?
I built this one many years ago, it worked very well after I put the side tube in it.
 
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The glass is always going to get dirty, for a stove like this I would just encourage her to do it without glass, does she want something pretty to look at or something to heat her house?
 
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The glass on my stove is clean most of the time.  We (the missus) probably cleans it once a month.  There could be some fancy air wash feature that brings clean air down over the glass on its way to being burned.  

Why not put glass in and see if it works?  If it doesn't, it will turn black and just look like the rest of the stove.  It's probably much easier to maintain a tiny firebox if you can see what's going on inside.

By the way, that's a beautiful little stove
 
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thanks....I did try a large one with glass, but removed, too dirty.




Mike Jay wrote:The glass on my stove is clean most of the time.  We (the missus) probably cleans it once a month.  There could be some fancy air wash feature that brings clean air down over the glass on its way to being burned.  

Why not put glass in and see if it works?  If it doesn't, it will turn black and just look like the rest of the stove.  It's probably much easier to maintain a tiny firebox if you can see what's going on inside.

By the way, that's a beautiful little stove

 
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How about a small pyrex dish?
A hole just slightly smaller than the top of the dish, drill and tap around the perimeter, put clips over the edge,crank them down with bolts through the threaded holes.
 
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Neo-ceramic is the right material. Glass installers may have some scrap, i have a stack of 2 and 3 inch circles of this material.

The air curtain works well but not nearly as well as heat, high heat is what keeps a wood fired heating system clean, that and we do not damper the fire down...ever. the resulting smoke and poor efficiencies plus deposits that form in this condition that will never soot up glass in our stoves.

A friend of ours has beautiful, clear glass, and runs damped full time, he uses a liquid solvent. He says it wipes clean easily.

Somebody used abrasive on our window and it will never be perfect again. People do the darnedest things when they just gotta have it a certain way. Do not use abrasive in a quest for that crystal clear image you picture of the inside of a blazing soot factory!
 
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new plans    remember that this is for a van.... not to be burned continuously




 
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