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Eight O'Clock Hour with John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 11:32)

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Weekly Gardening Tip with Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries
  • This week's tip is about insulating your plants to keep them cool.  Make sure your plants can beat the heat.

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  • Michelle, has mature Ash Trees.  How does she adjust her watering schedule for heat and put them on their own valve

Segment 2 (running time 6:56)

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  • Michelle, has mature Ash Trees.  How does she adjust her watering schedule for heat and put them on their own valve

Recommendation: Yes, on their own valve

  • Greg, wants to know about pavers around his tree.  Is he creating a heat wall
  • Gloria, Bird of Paradise bloom, she waters, then they don't open

    Segment 3 (running time 12:39)

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    • KC, has three citrus trees. Has more fruit, but yellowing leaves on his Grapefruit

    Recommendation: Small amounts of citrus fertilizer, take the leaves to your local nursery,A & P Nursery

    • Where can he get a Pineapple Palm

    Recommendation: Harper's Nursery

    • Greg, does he need to pour a concrete foundation to set pavers

    Recommendation: Marvel or  Superlite Block, covering your concrete with overlay paver, then continue with pavers beyond the concrete. Belgard Pavers in Noche stays cool

    • Kristy, has a Jacaranda that froze and now is not flowering

    Recommendation: Depends on how many hard freezes it has been through. Desert Willow is a nice alternative

    Segment 4 (running time 6:42)

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    • Susie wants to know if she should fertilize her Fig Tree

    Recommendation: Give it just a bit of Start and Grow Fertilizer now, about Labor Day fertilize with Citrus Food

    • has a Sable Palm and Hibiscus.  Is she watering too much at 8 minutes a day

    Recommendation: longer and less often with the watering

    Nine O'Clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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    Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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    Special Co-Host in the Studio: Dennis Rodenburg from Thermal Advantage

    Interview with Erica Pederson, Communication Coordinator for Local First AZ

    Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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    Commentary with Dennis Rodenburg with Thermal Advantage, 480-705-5757, 888-329-0289
    • Sound proofing
    • Finish of the house will remain the same

    Rosie Certified Partners specializing in Insulation:

    Segment 3 (running time 12:16)

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    • Neil,  needs guidance on insulating the floor of his mountain home
    • Dennis, does he need a vapor barrier

    Recommendation: We say yes

    • John, just had a energy audit and he needs more insulation blown in. Does he close off his up ducts

    Recommendation: cont. in next segment

    Segment 4 (running time 6:49)

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    Rosie on the Box: Whole House Energy Audits

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    Ten O'Clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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    Segment 1 (running time 12:15)

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    Special Co-Host in the Studio: Dennis Rodenburg from Thermal Advantage

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    • Rebecca, does her pressure regulator need to be replaced

    Recommendation: Sounds like she's okay, Rosie will check with our Rosie Certified Plumbers

    • Ronald, should he seal his grout

    Recommendation: Yes, have it cleaned then color sealed. Saran Wrap over the tile before adding sealant, Phoenix Carpet Repair

    • Evie, has a question about insulation for her windows

    Segment 2 (running time 6:31)

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    City of Phoenix supports Foam Insulation

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    • Lloyd, remodeling his block home.  Is getting ready to seal the home up. What is the best insulation practice for west facing garage

    Recommendation: Rosie will go by and look

    • Marla, recently added attic insulation.  Should he leave her attic door open for better ventilation

    Segment 3 (running time 12:21)

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    Three Points on Water Treatment
    • Make sure they are certified by Arizona Water Quality Association
    • Don't buy into Scare Tactics
    • Use a Rosie Certified Water Treatment Specialist in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern AZ
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    • Marla, recently added attic insulation.  Should he leave her attic door open for better ventilation

    Recommendation: Yes, leave the door open for better ventilation

    • Paul, vinyl clad windows.  What are our thoughts.  Also, his water heater is 20 years old, does he replace

    Recommendation: Pella makes a good vinyl window, steel reinforced; Fiberglass Windows are our favorite; Woods Plumbing in Tucson for the Water Heater

    • James, what about R value and insulation

    Recommendation: Get low value R value with Foam Insulation

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    Segment 4 (running time 6:45)

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    Fewer Pests are reported with Foam Insulation

    Call Dennis, 888-329-0289, Thermal Advantage

    Rosie's Holistic Approach to Comfort:
    • Whole House Energy Audit
    • Low hanging fruit: Caulking, weather stripping, foam insulation
    • Buy your Energy Cheaper: Energy Management Computer from Advanced Home Systems

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