Stove fire rope or gasket rope to seal doors and door glass for wood burning stoves. Choose stove fire rope, available in diameters from 3mm to 25mm to suit any stove from small home stoves to industrial burners. Stove fire rope is made of glass fibre and rated to 500 degrees and it is designed to compress to allow a tight effective seal when the stove door is closed. Use the stove fire rope adhesive to fix the stove rope in place.
Stove Fire Rope and Adhesive
How do I know what diameter of stove fire rope I need?
You can either measure the width of the channel that held your stove rope or measure the width of the fire rope itself. Diameter is the width, in a straight line, between the widest points in the stove rope when it is not compressed or stretched. Alternatively, your stove's manual may well give you the diameter of rope needed.
How to replace stove fire rope
Fire rope is a consumable part on wood burning stoves that needs to be regularly replaced to ensure an air tight door and glass seal to maintain controlability, efficiency and safety of wood burning stoves. Fire rope seals the stove doors and the glass on wood burning stoves. First you need to remove the old fire rope, you can use a combination of pulling and prising, you can even carefully use a flat headed screw driver to prise out the old stove rope, taking care not to damage the door channel. Try to ensure the the area is as clean, flat and clear as possible. You can wash the area, with water to ensure it is clean but do not use chemical cleaning agents as this can sometimes react with the fire rope adhesive.
Lastly you will need to run your new fire rope into the channel and fix it using fire rope adhesive. Leave for at least 15 minute before closing the door and your stove should now have a fully functioning seal.
What types of stove rope are there?
There are two basic types of stove rope - kintted fire rope and braided stove rope. Both are the same quality but the knitted fire rope is more flexible and squashable than the braided stove rope. As a general rule the medium diamter stove rope works better with knitted fire rope and the larger sizes as braided stove rope.