Friday, June 14, 2019

Tank vs tankless water heater

We suspected our 50 gallon direct vent natural gas tank water heater was leaking slowly so we replaced it with a Rinnai tankless heater. Some conclusions:
- We set it to 115 deg F and it is hot enough for us. No issues with the cold lake water that is present in Toronto.
- It’s quiet! Much quieter than our old direct vent blower previously.
- Saves a lot of space.
- We have not had issues with the “cold water sandwich”.
- Hot water takes 5-10 seconds longer to come to a cold tap as compared to previous.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dying in palliative care

A simple but meaningful article about what it is like to live in hospice (palliative care unit), from the patient's perspective.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Best Wi-Fi antenna position

What is the best position for your Wi-Fi antenna? The answer depends if you value 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz performance, but a combination of positions probably provides the best result.