insert glass broken

Old 10-18-04, 06:00 PM
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insert glass broken

The glass on my older gas insert fireplace shattered. What might have caused this? How do I replace it without knowing the brand of fireplace? Do I need to replace it?
Old 10-19-04, 09:31 PM
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Fireplace insert broken glass

Most fireplace doors are made of tempered soda-lime glass. Tempered glass, often called safety glass, adds mechanical strength, making it more difficult to break than ordinary glass. If the glass does break, it shatters into many tiny pieces instead of large, dangerous shards. Fireplace doors should be kept clean. Glass that is darkened by soot and creosote reduces the radiant heat transfer to the room and may even weaken the glass during the extreme temperature changes of a fire.

Look for identifying marks and brand name on fireplace and contact manufacturer about replacement glass and seals.

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