Fix-A-Leak Week Print

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Segment 1 (running time 12:22)

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Bill Jenkins of Think Green Irrigation & Landscaping to help you identify leaks and watering issues in your yard!

Correct watering resources: Tips for finding leaks:
  • Know your system and know what's normal
  • Look for puddles
  • Make the yard as silent as possible to possibly hear the water

Segment 2 (running time 6:24)

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Callers:
  • Bill - how to handle a pomegranate tree
  • Mesquite tree is struggling
  • Kris - how to care for Fire Stick plant

Segment 3 (running time 13:12)

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Callers:
  • Jack - drip system is leaking - how do I find the correct size tubing and parts?

Recommendation: Take a section of the pipe to the sprinkler supply house to ensure you are switching out size for size. Romey also offers some helpful tips to keeping your irrigation lines under ground and preventing them from getting dug up.

  • Chad - Sissoo tree roots are invading patio.

Recommendation: get the Water Use It Wisely pamphlet - there still might be hope to get your roots to start growing down.

  • Dave - What do you think of the smart irrigation timers?

Recommendation: Rainbird EMT

Segment 4 (running time 7:08)

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Callers:
  • John - which is better for irrigation? PVC or Poly lines?

Recommendation: Bill explains the pros and cons of each; Rainbird Xeribug

  • Walter - Australian Bottle Tree has extensive wood pecker damage

Recommendation: Call a Certified Arborist to evaluate the damage; see our FAQ on how to deter the pest

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

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Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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Callers:
  • David- upstairs deck is leaking

Recommendation: Rosie will come out and put the eye of experience on it.

Digital newsroom:

  • Liquid stucco was painted on his home - what does that mean for him?
  • I'm moving to Phoenix - should I buy masonry or wood frame?

Segment 3 (running time 12:10)

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Callers:
  • Dan - wants to convert his flat roof to truss roofing

Recommendation: The investment is probably much bigger than you want to do.

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  • Linda - wanting to paint the cool deck

Recommendation: Marvel

Segment 4 (running time 6:36)

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Callers:
  • Bret - updated roofing from shingles to concrete tiles, but trusses were not reinforced - now lots of issues with the structure of the home.

Recommendation: Rosie will come out and take a look!

Come visit us at the SAHBA Home & Patio Show later this month!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:04)

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Celebrate Fix - A - Leak Week by fixing the leaks around your house and yard! We are joined by Chris Stanfield of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to help you do just that!

Water shut offs
What are the pro's and con's of gate vs ball valves?

Water Pressure Test
Anything over 80psi should be regulated

Callers:
  • Daniel - spotty water pressure and heat throughout the home




Segment 2 (running time 6:42)

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Callers:
  • Don - Delta faucet has stopped working

Recommendation: likely the diverter valve - responsible for changing the water flow over from the faucet to the side sprayer hose

Segment 3 (running time 12:15)

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Water Heater Pressure Release Valve (may vary) Water Heater Safety:
  • Check and release your pressure release valve

WARNING! If that valve is leaking, DO NOT plug it

Callers

  • Jim - How extensive would it be to install a softener loop?
  • Diana - indoor water feature is leaking, and has possibly caused foundation issues

Recommendation: ThoroSeal may work, but may also be a slab-leak type issue.

  • Sean - water heater making noises
  • Gail - wall mounted toilets back to back. How much weight will they withstand?

Segment 4 (running time 6:21)

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Callers:
  • Kay - hope was just replumbed, but left one copper pipe exposed...is that OK?
  • John - dishwasher leaks intermittently - how to locate it?

Recommendation - sounds like an appliance leak, not a plumbing leak.