Talk:Kang bed-stove

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This article looks like something copied from a magazine, or more likely, a website. There's no source attributed, so it looks like plagiary to me. Mihoshi 17:38, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I wrote it. The photograph, if you will check the record attached, is from an old book that is long past the copyright time limit. P0M 06:11, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Sorry. Didn't mean to accuse you of anything, I just wasn't thinking.

Mihoshi 03:58, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Should the description of the photograph be moved to the photograph's page, since the details don't add anything to the understanding of the stove beyond what's already displayed in the caption? -- Avocado 23:52, Apr 21, 2005 (UTC)

I gave the details about the room, the window, the unexpected European, etc., because otherwise (unless you already have a fairly good idea of what to expect to see) I think it would be hard to tell what the kang is. For one thing, I really didn't expect a kang to be so large and well finished. P0M 01:40, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Ah. I kind of thought the caption to the image itself made it sufficiently clear. Maybe the stuff about the window and about the book the image is from could be moved either to the image page or to a reference list at the bottom of the article? It seems like that might be cleaner, but that's just my opinion. Avocado 01:47, Apr 22, 2005 (UTC)

Lack of staement about source of facts[edit]

P0M: It's always good to add a source for the factual information, as it allows verification and source credibility assessment. — David Remahl 00:11, 29 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Style edits[edit]

I went a little further than I meant in the beginning rewording the opening paragraph to be more direct. Treat it as a suggestion, and please change any edits back that you choose. Regards. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard 12:54, 15 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The article mentions masonry stoves and ceramic stoves but the word hypocaust only occurs as a bibliographic entry. Surely the hypocaust is a much closer equivalent to the kang and should be discussed in the article? (talk) 11:37, 30 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps a diagram or actual pic of flue workings?[edit] (talk) 19:25, 25 December 2014 (UTC) As the world decries costs of house heating, hydronic heating is underused. The explanation being no w/w carpeting as blunts heat and the supposed convenience of having the metal (heat loss!) ductwork in place to do double duty for a/c. Instead of carbon credits we should be pursuing floor heating thru hydronic heat tubing.Reply[reply]