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Why does the rope on my stove door need to be replaced?

The rope which is found around the inside of your woodburning stove door and under its glass is ok until it burns away, gets hard or falls out! The gaps around the door and under the glass get bigger from where the rope seal has deteriorated, then the fire will start to suck air in and create a furnace, thus making the stove uncontrollable and over firing the stove which can cause damage to the stove and possibly create a chimney fire. On a boiler stove, it can also split the boiler and pipework! That’s why its OK to leave for a short period of time but depending on how often you use the fire and what temperature it is reaching it's...

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Autumn Stove Check List!

If you haven't don't so already get your stove doors serviced. As mentioned this should be done every year, if not every other year. So bring them into us or pop in and collect the materials and do them yourself, just don't leave them!  Signs to look for: If your glass is sooting up or you can't control the rate of burn this is a sure sign your rope seals need to be replaced. TOP TIP: Step 1: Firmly close the stove door and listen carefully for the soft sound of the rope gasket, not metal, hitting the body of the stove. If you hear metal then they need to be changed! If you don't move on to Step 2: Do the "paper " test. Open the stove door and close...

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TOP TIP: STOVE DOOR SEAL TEST

Step 1: Firmly close the stove door and listen carefully for the soft sound of the rope gasket, not metal, hitting the body of the stove. If you hear metal then they need to be changed! If you don't move on to Step 2: Do the "paper " test. Open the stove door and close a strip of paper in between the stove door and the stove body so that half of it is inside the stove and the other half is outside. Make sure the door is closed properly. Try to pull the slip of paper out. Repeat this every 10cm around the door, it should not slip out easily. If there is an area in the door where it slips out easily,...

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