easy question , glass doors for wood burning fireplace?


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Old 02-09-06, 02:17 PM
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easy question , glass doors for wood burning fireplace?

I have a 25" H and 36" wide fireplace made from brick and is used to burn wood.

Can I just buy a frame with glass doors and put it on? Will the glass take the heat?

I know very little about fireplaces. and just want to make it look a little nicer , I am not too worried about the energy aspect as i will use it just a few times a year.
 
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Old 02-09-06, 02:31 PM
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You may be able to get the size doors you want at a fireplace shop. The glass is tempered and MAY be a special type. I have had glass doors on my freestanding stove and built-in fireplace. I like them because they not only keep the sparks in but also radiate heat. They also prevent the air in the room from going up the chimney and losing heat from the room. Good luck.
 
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For glass doors to work properly you need enough air to burn and I think you need an outside air kit for this to work properly. I've had doors on fireplaces without the outside air kit and the fire did not heat the room as much as far as I could tell. Plus it hides the view of the fire.

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Thanks for the quick and good replies.

My concern , is really can the glass take the heat of a log fire being close to it.
 
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Thats why I suggested going to a fireplace shop. The glass made for fireplaces will withstand high temps.
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:17 PM
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I agree, and also you will probably find that the standard fireplace glass doors will have built in dampers (air inlets) to allow the fire to get air for combustion.
 
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Thank you.

I appreciate your taking the time to help. The answers people here have provided are really helping.

Now I can go order my doors.
 
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on woodburning stoves, its usually pyrex (thick and expensive). on fireplace doors, its just emperered cause it doesnt get so hot.

my fireplace has glass doors and I just replaced one glass with tempered and its takes the heat just fine.
 
 

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