Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reversible Bibs & Water Heaters

I whipped up a few of these reversible bibs using a template from here. I added some heavy weight interfacing in between the fabric to give it a bit more substance. These are very easy to make!

The rest of our weekend was fun - we are a bit tired (and sore) from helping my dad move into his new house. We rented Milk...i thought it got a bit slow in parts, but I still was crying at the end. Today we trimmed a lot of our bushes and bought a new water heater. We did purchase a tankless one on Friday, but after reading up on them and scoping out our current system, we took it back for one of the energy star tank kind. It seems as though the tankless variety do not perform well in the northern part of the country due to the fact that the ground water is much colder here, particularly in winter. Some reports from customers of Lowe's (who eventually returned them) said that they had to wait up to 20 minutes for hot water in winter. However, inspecting our current system made the tankless version impossible. For the kind we would need to get, we would have to re-vent and re-locate the our current set up as we would need a dual exhaust system instead of our current single system. So the 50 gallon, 12 year warrenty, energy star standard water heater won out. It is getting installed on Wednesday morning.

1 comment:

ethan@OPC said...

The reversible bibs look nice. My wife and I have a 5 m/o and we go through quite a few bibs every day. Is the interfacing water-resistant?