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Alpiner : Matterhorn wood stove

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Nobby, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

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    Was given this stove by a friend ... I had it installed by a family friend who is a mason. The chimney is 30 feet tall clay brick lined installed in basement

    Has anyone ever seen this stove before or used one ? I like it so far it heats up my house (aprox 1850 sqft) up to 72f

    I'm just curious on how much wood this eats I was told by my neighbor he said looks like a wood pig just keep feeding the wood.

    I will post a pic from my laptop since I am on my iPad .....

    Thanks in advance for any advice/ tips

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  2. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

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    heres a pic

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  3. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Seen, yes. Used, no.
    Fisher knock off; will use no more than a Fisher Papa Bear. (same size) You'll get a ton of heat from it.
    Does it have any sort of baffle plate under the outlet in the stove?
    Here's a few pics of another;

    Alpiner 1 31D X 18W.jpg Alpiner 3.jpg
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    Like any deep narrow stove, you will find it burns to ash in the front, where you can shovel it out a little every morning. Rake the coals and unburned charcoal if any ahead, and reload on it. They take right off. That way there is no letting it die to clean out ash.
  4. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

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    Thanks for the input .. Yes that's what I found out now that I've been using it for 2 weeks seems to hit temps upstairs at 68 while it has been bewteen 10-25 outside. Yes it has a baffle plate up in the rear top. Ya I noticed how the ashes fall in the front of the stove but I usually just take down the coals from the rear with a 4 pronged cultivator then reload with 3-4 logs it always lights right up. Avg temps of flue is 350-450 and temps of actual stove about 475. (Used ir hand held thermometer)

    When I got it most of the fire brick was shot and I went to TSC and they had a sale on firebrick for 1.99 each and I replaced all the side ones and 2 on the floor. Other than that pretty much just hook her up and feed her. Lol

    Thanks again
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    You have the "he". The "she" is pictured above a little shorter than yours.
    Notice yours has a larger upper cook top than the one pictured.
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    Nobby New Member

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    Ah thanks for your help coaly
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    My husband and I just bought our first home and it has this exact alpiner woodstove. We love it and it works great. Sadly, I cannot find much information on it, and the spring handle has broken. Anyone have any advice on where to get more info or how to replace that?
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    To remove any spring handle, grasp with pliers on the first winding of the spring down the shaft. Rotate in the direction that unwinds the spring. This will loosen the coils on the shaft, and it will screw off. If you turn the wrong direction, it will tighten on the shaft and not remove. Twist the new one on in the direction of the twist like threads by hand until snug.
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    Excellent! Thank you both begreen and coaly! Both of your posts should prove to be helpful. :)
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    There is an Alpiner stuck in the basement of the house an aunt of mine recently bought. There used to be a bulkhead but it had been removed and walled over (cement block wall) by the previous owner. The basement stairs are narrow and have a 90 degree turn that make it seem like it would be impossible to remove the stove - the thing is enormous.

    It needs some cleaning and some fresh paint but the metal seems solid.

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    I have never used Matterhorn wood stove, I am using Ecco stove to providing heating to my house. It is eco friendly and efficient stove compared to others.
  13. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Alex, I'm not following on why this comment on a thread that is totally unrelated to your stove? What model Ecco stove do you have and where are you located? Your IP address shows a hop to Kaul, India which is a bit confusing. Are you a stove dealer?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Alex is about to leave the building. His sole purpose for being here is to drop the link.

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