TOP TIP: WOODBURNING STOVE DOOR ROPE GASKET / SEAL TEST – The Stove House

TOP TIP: STOVE DOOR SEAL TEST


Hunter Herald Woodburning Stove Door Servicing at The Stove House, between Chichester and Haslemere. 01730 810931

Do my stove door seals need to be replaced?

Heres how to check.....

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 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, then the door seal needs redoing.

REMEMBER: The seal under the glass should be check and usually replaced at the same time as the door seal.