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Author Topic: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)  (Read 19975 times)

Offline Brian

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Below are a couple of stickies with information and FAQs on these frequent topics:

* Boiler / Heater (Gas) Control 101 - figuring out how to use your Korean heat controls.

* Washing Machine guide - Helping you figure out the buttons and settings on your Korean washing machine.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 08:44:57 AM by Brian »
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Kiturami Thermostat
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 06:05:46 PM »
Here's a Kiturami Thermostat Guide I made that people might find helpful...


Pay it forward.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 10:19:53 PM by globalgourmand »

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Re: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 02:05:28 PM »
Got one for a Rice Cooker? hahaha, even my coteacher cant figure it out (to translate for me)
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Re: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 07:53:58 PM »

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Re: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 05:30:31 PM »
According to Kiturami, Korea has five seasons ;) Thanks globalgourmand

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Re: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 10:35:07 AM »
Dehumidifer - scroll down to "Trap the Damp"

You will find these in all the small to large stores. Koreans also like to use charcoal. Cheap option to dealing with humidity. Place these in the closet and around the apartment. You'll go through a lot quickly during the summer months.


Avoid ground level apartments and try to get something on the 3rd or 4th floors. The location of some of these apartments are such that a lot of serious mold can grow on all your furniture, luggage, and walls. Some apartments are going to be fine, but there are cases of ground level apartments not being built right.

Black mold is dangerous as it can affect your nervous system. One teacher had a large streak of black mold next to his bed on the wall. His room always stunk because of the mold. Multiple rooms on that ground floor had issues. This was reported to the co-teachers at the public schools. The schools checked out the apartments and confirmed that the teachers had to be relocated into a different apartment building.

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Re: Life in Korea Apartment Guide (Washing Machine, Boiler, etc.)
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
Mold can be a big issues in many of the older places. Ask those who help you with your housing questions about the mold situation before moving in.