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KachelOfen in our new house, getting rid of

Hi

We've just bought a (non heimatschutz) house near Zurich which comes with a Kachelofen in the Loungeroom.

It's in good condition from 1830, and cutting a long story short, It's taking up space and we'd like to get rid of it.

Now I guess its a possibility to hire someone to smash it to pieces/take it away, but was wondering if there were Swiss companies who would
(Perhaps pay for it) and remove it for free.

Anyone know of any company/service that would do this? It'd be nice not to pay for removal, and even better to get a few dollars, even better if someone else gets some use out of it

Thanks.
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It would be such a shame to break it up!
I found this place...it might be worth you getting in touch with them.

http://perler.ch/index.php?section=home
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Re: KachelOfen in our new house, getting rid of

As the ovens vary a lot in quality and size, some pictures would be nice.
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I think you might be disappointed if you are hoping to get someone to come in and spend best part of a day dismantling or smashing up such a large cumbersome item and disposing it for free. I don't know anywhere where you will get such a free service.

Would you do a day's work at someone's house for nothing?

Selling it might get you some return on it but the work to remove it will undoubtably cost.
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Re: KachelOfen in our new house, getting rid of

Put it into Ricardo or Tierwelt.

It's a unique antique and, imo, a crying shame to get rid of it, but if it's in good condition, please don't smash it up. They don't make those Kachelofens like that anymore.

Smashing a Kachelofen would be like getting rid of jSwiss secret bank accounts. It's just not the same anymore.
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Put it into Ricardo or Tierwelt.

It's a unique antique and, imo, a crying shame to get rid of it, but if it's in good condition, please don't smash it up. They don't make those Kachelofens like that anymore.
Depending on what type style it is, it may be immensely practical. Far more than you could imagine without having used it over the winter! Also think of who you are going to sell the house to after you move. In a house that old, it may be expected as a standard feature by the buyer.
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I think you might be disappointed if you are hoping to get someone to come in and spend best part of a day dismantling or smashing up such a large cumbersome item and disposing it for free. I don't know anywhere where you will get such a free service.

Would you do a day's work at someone's house for nothing?

Selling it might get you some return on it but the work to remove it will undoubtably cost.
I don't know, have you seen what they cost?

http://perler.ch/index.php?page=298
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Re: KachelOfen in our new house, getting rid of

We have the same "problem" - it just takes up TOO much space!

Lovely in winter, if you have no other heating. Installing new heating, and doing some renovations, we too have to get rid of ours, some time in the future.

But ..... there is a person in our area, whom, I am told, does come and dismantle it for free, for preservation purposes.

If you have no other options, I could find out more about how to contact him. PM me if you are really interested.
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I don't know, have you seen what they cost?

http://perler.ch/index.php?page=298
Ours has a value of Sfr19,000, so said the bank in their written evaluation when we bought the house.
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Ours has a value of Sfr19,000, so said the bank in their written evaluation when we bought the house.
So, to the op ... no don't break it up!
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Re: KachelOfen in our new house, getting rid of

You could try the Baubörse. There are all kinds of interesting finds there.
http://www.bau-boerse.ch/de/start.aspx

I found one Kachelofen for sale on there.
http://www.bau-boerse.ch/de/kaufen/D...x?id=128000493
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It would be such a shame to break it up!
I found this place...it might be worth you getting in touch with them.

http://perler.ch/index.php?section=home
Thanks Everyone!
Chatted to to the company above, they've said they're interested in having a look Is a Good result Cheers!
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