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  • Buck Stove Glass Upgrade

    After becoming familiar with my buck stove through my first winter in the house, learning to peer through certain peekaboo cracks, and listening to the expanding and contracting of the iron stove, I knew by replacing the vision impairing steel door inserts for glass ones, I would be able to greatly improve the efficiency through using visual cues to adjust the flues and consequently, the stoichiometry.

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    Once I took shipment of the glass insert kit (which came complete with gaskets from this online retailer) I removed the doors from the hinges and placed them in a container as I used wire brushes and spatulas to remove the soot deposits. In this comparison of clean on the left and untouched on the right I was pleased to discover stainless retaining hardware and a neat Buck Stove logo built into the casting.

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