How do I get access to clean the inside of the glass on the gas fireplace?
You will need to remove any metal trim surrounding the glass. It usually just slips/pop off.
Once that is off, the wing nuts and clamps will be exposed. There will probably be quite a few. All of them will need to be removed and set aside. Depending on what type of gasket material the manufacturer used between the glass and the metal firebox, will determine how easy it will be to remove. I hope for your sake, it's a rope gasket. If not, it will have a rubberized high temp gasket material, which may require a thin blade metal putty knife. It will be used to carefully get behind the glass and the rubberized gasket to help it release from the metal around the firebox. try to keep the gasket in one piece. If you can't it will have to be replaced.
Once the glass is loose, carefully lift it up and away from the fireplace. It's best to clean it on a flat surface (counter top, kitchen table, etc) that has a couple of layers of cotton bath towels for padding.
DO NOT use a commercial glass cleaner to clean the glass. As most have ammonia in them. A 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and water works best. Use a clean sponge to wipe the glass with the vinegar and water solution. Paper towels to dry it. Use only as little pressure as need to clean the glass, as you don't want to break it. If the glass has a heavy build up on the inside part of the glass, you can use a plastic mesh scouring pad to get this off. Then wipe again with the vinegar and water solution and dry it.
After everything is cleaned and dry, reinstall the glass in reverse order of how you removed it.
I hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Jul 26, 2011 |
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