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Does anyone know how to make traditional Korean floor heating systems? They are called ondol. Answered

I am going to build a house next year and I need information on how to build ondol, a traditional floor heating system.

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steveastrouk (author)2009-12-04

The traditional one looks just like a Roman hypocaust. The modern Korean equivalent is underfloor heating like many use in the US and Europe - either waterpipes embedded in the floor, or electrical heaters likewise.

The ancient Korean system would be extremely inefficient.

Steve

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2009-12-04

Hopefully they are talking about  modern version of the old inefficient polluting version.

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seandogue (author)2009-12-04

I've heard of it, but I'd rather have a modern underfloor heating system for a variety of reasons.

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steveastrouk (author)seandogue2009-12-04

Yes. CO poisoning anyone ??

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seandogue (author)steveastrouk2009-12-04

And beaucoup amounts of polluting wood or coal to fire it...

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Re-design (author)2009-12-04

Google "ondol" and you'll get your answer.

Where are you building your home?
 

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