Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Tune-in as we learn about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona. We will also learn a bit about what's happening above us in our skys with Dr. Sky as he talks about Mars Madness. We will also have our Nancy with the Lazy Trout Cabins on with us talking about the upcoming Staycation trip!
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Tune-in and find out how you can adjust your watering schedule so you make sure to use water wisely! #WaterUseItWisely
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Do You Need To Ventilate Your Attic?
If you think it's hot outside, pop into your attic, it's much hotter up there! With scorching temperatures, during our Arizona summers, we do our best to keep the heat out. Learn what you may be doing wrong and how to properly vent your attic space by using natural ventilation and letting the wind do all the work! Find out more about passive vents, intake vents, exhaust vents, turbine vents/whirlybirds, and more!
We rundown the show. And since we finally got RAIN, we talk about Rosie's home weather station, website for rain totals in Arizona, rainlog.org and other 'water' features.
Dr. Sky discusses the planet Mars!
Mars will be the closest to Earth for the first time in 15 years.
Could near global sized dust storms on Mars have a connection to the closeness to Earth.
There are 3 spacecrafts that monitor Mars.
Spotted a volcano the size of Arizona.
Travel to Mars by 2040. Travel time, 9 months. But there are issues to deal with.
Organic material has been discovered on Mars. Dr. Sky explains how they found it.
Discussion of a depression on the surface called 'Helos' that could have had a major effect on Mars.
Dr. Sky gives out his upcomming skywatching events.
Donna and Steve are our guests from Water Use It Wisely
Water Use It Wisely is a collection of resources of water saving ideas and techniques.
Takes about a half inch of rain to keep you from watering for a day or two.
Discussion of watering in the desert with Watering By The Numbers.
Discussion of desert plants including color and identification.
Text 'When To Water' to 33222 to get a schedule of watering for the month.
CALLER: Does diatomaceous earth (for bug control) lose its strength when wet?
You can measure and record rainfall with a Tru-Check Rain Gauge and can register with rainlog.org to post your total in your area.
CALLER: Has a healthy blood orange tree that has produced fruit every year but no blooms or fruit this year.
CALLER: Has a pack rat problem with potholes in the yard.
Rosie follows up on his opinion on Radient Barrier insulation.
Rosie discusses the top requests for his remodeling services. #1 is remodeling to bring Mom and Dad home. #2 is remodeling the bath and kitchen.
Explains his formula and figures out the cost of a total remodel of the bath and kitchen.
CALLER: Has a wall on a two story house with foyer on the bottom and bedroom on top. Thinks the heat in the bedroom is lack of insulation.
CALLER: Has a neighbor who constantly smokes cigarettes on their patio. The smoke smell gets thru his bedroom window.
Another follow up on block home foam insulation.
CALLER: May have a slab leak and considering replumbing the house.
Rosie addresses insurance letters for water and sewer line connections from the meters.
CALLER: Has a deteriorating flagstone patio and wants to replace it with pavers or concrete. Which is best?
CALLER: Has a stuffy interior bathroom with no widows. Installed a 4 inch duct to a soffit vent but not doing enough to improve it.
CALLER: Has a toilet that when flushed, it burps air space before the water goes down.
Rosie goes over what you can find at Rosie On The House.com. A ton of information for the homeowner.
Do you need to ventilate your attic? Follow along on our BLOG.
Natural attic ventilation versus other insulation or fan techniques. The heat in your attic impacts only 10% of your electric bill.
CALLER: Has a manufactured home that the owner decided to stucco. Will it save money on energy versus siding?
Another consideration over stucco is brick veneer.
CALLER: Has a hanger home at an air park. Installed an epoxy floor for the hangar. Looking at installing another type of epoxy floor for an addition and wants some advice.
Rosie talks about his experience with his brother in law's stunt plane.
CALLER: Has a shower drain pipe issue and has concern it may involve replacing the pipe. Needs suggestion.
CALLER: Troubleshooting a ceiling fan issue. Doesn't seem to be getting power. Without taking it down, what to do next.
CALLER: Trying to drill into concrete and looking for a good drill bit suggestion.
Rosie talks about what you're gonna see in your APS bill and things you need to do with peak summer rates concerning 'super cooling'.
CALLER: Has a home with a cabin looking facade on the exterior. Has a question about the maintenance.