IS RADIANT HEATING MODERN? (Sep, 1949)
IS RADIANT HEATING MODERN?
Radiant heatingâ€”modern by American standards â€” has been warming Korean homes for more than 2000 years, according to L. G. Nonini, of Wallace, Idaho, who worked in Korea for some time. The home builder first digs ditches along the site of his new home. Over the ditches he lays thin slabs of stone, and over the stone he smooths a layer of mud. The mud is covered with heavy oiled paper. The ditches are connected to a firebox on one side of the home. Smoke and hot gases pass through the ditches, warming the floor which radiates heat throughout the home. A chimney from 10 to 20 feet high provides sufficient draft to draw heat through the ditches.