Woodstove gasket question

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  1. almostthere

    almostthere Well-Known Member

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    Is there a "special" gasket I need to use on the glass windows? Or is it the same gasket that seals the doors? It looks thinner, but then it hasnt been used in many years, and could also be thin from wear.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. almostthere

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    Can anyone answer this?

    Thank you very much!
     

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    There is a thick putty called furnace cement that will do the job. I use it for all my sealing jobs on my furnace. You can buy it at most heating and cooling places. Home depot has it, but I wont spend my money there unless the little mom and pop shops dont have it.
     
  5. almostthere

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Theres already a gasket in it but it doesn't look safe to use.

    We dont have very few mom and pop stores around here anymore. Mostly on the outlying areas.

    So, it is a different gasket than I use on the door. Thats the information I needed.
    Thanks again!
     
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    i could be wrong (often am) but i think i would go back with the gasket, i'm thinking the different expansion of the door and glass would cause problems with cement.. the gasket should allow for some movement. i would not think its very critical. large enough diameter to hold the glass off the door until its snuged down. not so large diameter that snugging down is difficult. of course if you have the model and information, it should be fairly easy to find it...the site listed above looks good. i know almost exactly what i'm doing.