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I'm sure this is covered elsewhere, but wasn't quite sure what to search for....

What can you tell me about these fireplaces?
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Old 03.07.2013, 22:52
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Oops. Not sure that worked!
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http://kachelofen-usa.net/

That link tells you all you want to know
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http://kachelofen-usa.net/

That link tells you all you want to know
Fantastic! Thanks so much Marple
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Actually, thanks to your question, I learnt quite a lot about them. I have one in the house, but didn't have a clue about the history or where they came from.

There are some amazing ones here, if you are interested:

http://www.nationalmuseum.ch/e/index.php
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Good for quattro stagioni, too.
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Wonderful! How clever. We have a stupid little fireplace in our UK house that does nothing but gobble wood
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Do you mean the pizza or the canning jars? (this forum is an education indeed!)
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Do you mean the pizza or the canning jars? (this forum is an education indeed!)
Spring, summer, autumn and winter - holds the heat when cold, and the tiles remain cool when it's hot.
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One thing I can tell you:

If you are lucky enough to have a Kachelofen in your house, make sure to have your landlord (or appropriate technician) certify that it is still in working order.

Sometimes these are left as decor even after they have been deemed unsafe/unusable by the fire inspectors. Not surprising that non-working antique Kachelofens are left in place, as many are truly works of art.


But if you try to start a fire in a non-functioning Kachelofen...



(I know *someone* who did just that. It was... expensive. )
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Re: Fireplace

But if it works properly it's brilliant. We had one at home when I was a child.
It had a bench where I could snuggle and watch the chestnuts roast on the stove at the same time or spend whole winter days with reading.
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Old thread but as they called a Kachelofen a fireplace .....

This is soooo cool. I wonder why I never saw one of those around here yet?

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