When creating a home interior, everyone wants it to be cozy and elegant, and its components do not take up much space and decorate the space. When it comes to heating a home, many people prefer a stove with a fireplace. They are not only beautiful, but also successfully cope with the main heating function. But, unfortunately, they have one drawback - it is large. It's good if the room allows you to give away a large enough part of the room for this, but if this is not the case, then a modern and already popular solution will come to the rescue - a fireplace stove with a glass door.
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You can choose any design of the fireplace stove, it all depends on the overall design of the room. A glass door can also be an additional decoration, but do not forget about its functionality and safety. As a standard, the door consists of a metal frame and a door with a glass unit, connected by hinges and a special seal placed between them for sealing. Additional elements on the door are:
- The locking mechanism is a shutter embedded in the sash.
- The handle is a part of the bolt mechanism, fixed from the outside to control it.
- Ventilation ducts are openings in the frame that allow air to enter the firebox.
- Blinds in the form of plates on the ventilation ducts, they allow you to control the flow of air.
The size of the stone oven door is selected depending on the size of the firebox. General parameters range in width from 15 to 20 cm and from 80 to 120 cm in height. The selection of glass for the door is also a responsible business. There are several types of glass: flat - one front glass, segment - prismatic, consisting of three glasses and circular.
Preference should be given to quartz glass, the linear expansion of which is minimal when heated. It belongs to heat-resistant glass, has a high transparency and a yellow or brown tint. You should not choose refractory glass, despite the fact that it is several times cheaper, it can withstand a much lower temperature, and often collapses when first fired.
Doors with thermal glass with a full set are expensive, but they will last longer. This is explained by the quality of the raw materials and the complexity of manufacturing. The production of heat-resistant glasses goes through three stages:
- Production in a batch or continuous glass melting furnace.
- High temperature polishing or hardening. It is carried out in order to give the surface a perfect smoothness, without cracks and chips, which can lead to the resolution of the glass during use.
- Glass surface treatment with special chemical reagents that increase strength and wear resistance.
The cost is also increased by the use of other technologies, for example, the installation of laminated and tinted glass. Doors are also available in various simple or combined steel or cast iron and glass, with a mechanism for opening in a horizontal, vertical direction or sliding. Another reason for price fluctuations is the country of origin. So, simple traditional doors with the lowest cost, in the range from 10 to 30 thousand rubles, are presented by Polish and Finnish companies, for example, Kratki and AITO.However, if the set includes a cast-iron frame and prismatic or "exhaust" glass, two sashes or an unusual opening mechanism, then the cost will increase to 40-45 thousand.
If the product is made in Germany, equipped with SCHOTT ROBAX heat-resistant glass and non-heating handles, as in the catalogs of Adbar, then the cost for such quality will be appropriate, from 55 thousand rubles and more.
Fireplace glass doors have a number of useful features. They:
- They provide safe use of the stove in the house, allow you to admire the flame, but do not allow coals and sparks to fly out of the firebox.
- Prevents the spread of odor caused by burning fuel. Since the glass and the door itself are reliably and hermetically connected to each other and unpleasant odors do not penetrate into the room with the firebox, this is also facilitated by the fact that all doors have a blower system.
- Soundproof the space from the sounds of cracking firewood, which is an undoubted advantage in cases where the fireplace stove is installed in the bedrooms.
- They increase heat transfer, due to the fact that with the door closed, the heat is concentrated inside the firebox, and the draft increases.
The only drawback of glass doors is how dirty they are. Manufacturers apply a thin layer of iron oxide to the glass surface during production, which makes cleaning easier, but they still require regular maintenance and adherence to certain rules. For example, it is not advisable to use firewood from coniferous woods, especially wet ones, this will lead to the formation of soot. For cleaning, it is necessary to take only special means; they should not contain aggressive components that can harm the protective layers. In addition, it is imperative to wait for the glass to cool completely, and do not be zealous when wiping it with a brush or sponge.
A fireplace stove with a glass door can be folded at home by yourself if you want and know how. If the house already has a ready-made fireplace stove, but its door does not fit the interior, you can also replace it with your own hands, having previously selected the desired glass and frame design.