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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
steveastrouk

11 years ago

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
Re-design

Answer 11 years ago

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

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

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
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Yes. CO poisoning anyone ??

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

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

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

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

Where are you building your home?