Hotpod stove glass replacement

How to fit Hotpod door glass.

For some reason, this summer I have had a lot of orders for new Hotpod door glass. Maybe they are all just getting to a certain age? After all, the first production Hotpods went out in 2006.

Whatever the reason, I though it was time to put the fitting information in one place, and this seemed like a good one.

Years ago, Phoebe filmed me fitting a Hotpod glass for a new stove and we stuck it on YouTube. I had to re find it every time i sent out new glass which up until this year has been quite rarely. Its not very good but it does show how I do it myself so may be helpful for DIYers.

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If you prefer to read about it…

Around the same time we also made a step by step PDF which I also had to dig out occasionally but now I can just direct people here instead. It’s not very pretty, but it is functional 🙂

Hotpod door glass fitting instructions PDF

Hotpod door glass fitting instructions PDF

 

As usual, if you have any trouble fitting or any questions, then please give me a call at the workshop, or alternatively, you can always post your Hotpod door to me and I will get it straight back to you with new glass and ropes.

NOTE:
These steps are applicable to Hotpod Limited and Unlimited stoves. The Nautipod is very similar to do but only has rope underneath the glass.

Finally, I send all glass out with the door rope also, which goes on the stove side of the door and is glued into place. You can use rope glue from a stove shop, or, as I do, high temperature silicone sealant. First remove the old rope and any old glue or silicone, then apply a thin (2-3mm ish) bead of glue or silicone to the clean groove and then press the rope in firmly ensuring that the ends meet ( the rope can be stretched or compressed a little whilst fitting). If your Hotpod is an early Limited Edition Hotpod, then there may not be a rope groove to put it in. It was a later development.