Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Tune-in as we learn about another interesting place in Arizona from wonderful people! We will be chatting with Castle Hot Springs and learning what all they have to offer!
Outdoor Living Hour - With Jay Harper
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Giving Your Garage a Total Do-Over
Are you looking to improve your garage but cannot afford a major remodel? Learn two easy ways to clean up your garage and make it a usable space for something other than your cars!
Rosie on the House will be at Sanderson Ford Live Remote Broadcast this Saturday May 19th! You should be there too!
LIVE FROM SANDERSON FORD!!!
Marketing Director Steve Sampson of Westrock talks about the rebirth of historic Castle Hot Springs. Opening October 2018!
Natural beauty, secluded location, dedication to rest and vitality, and healing properties of the hot springs, Castle Hot Springs dates back to 1896.
Westrock restored and manages Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale, Mountain Shadows, and Sanctuary Camelback.
Steve details the history of Castle Hot Springs dating to before 1896 when it was a healing place for native Americans.
This hot spring comes from 2 miles in the ground. Small content of suphur and lithium than a typical spring. 120 degrees. Its actually drinkable when cooled off. Planning to bottle and brew their own beer with it.
Castle Hot Springs produces 200,000 gallons a day from the rocks as a waterfall.
The springs water is diverted into pools and tubs in private cabins and casitas, some with open roofs to gaze at the night sky while relaxing in your tub. Some will have telescopes installed.
Story of the flag on the peak of Salvation Hill.
There were many historic people who traveled, stayed and vacationed at Castle Hot Springs: Vanderbilts, Lodges, Cabots, Roosevelts (FDR), Wrigleys.
It was a post World War II rehab center for injured Veterans. One of the patients was John F. Kennedy after PT-109 when he injured his back.
Discuss a dinner menu from Christmas 1930 and 1931.
Steve describes the accomodation designs and activities when Castle Hot Springs returns.
Plans on when they begin to accept reservations.
Rick Cober 'The Tree Wizard' from Treeage discusses fertilizing citrus trees.
Rick talks about the history of the palm trees at Castle Hot Springs. Earliest sighting of the California Fan Palm in the southwest was likely the ones in the grove at Castle Hot Springs. (1870s).
Valentines Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day are a 'rule of thumb' to fertilize your citrus trees. As a general guideline.
Using a grandular fertilizer, place around the edge to where the branches grow out.
Tips on watering with less frequency.
Whats the purpose for fertilizing?
All plants require 16-17 essential elements. Perodic Elements goes by the acronym 'C Hopkins Cafe Carefully Managed By My Cousin Moe'.
The 3 big essentials are N-P-K: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium.
TEXT: Wants to know more about growing and fertilizing a fig tree.
Rick explains the services atTreeage.
TEXT: About mulching your tree. Do you need to remove the mulch to fertilize your tree, then put back.
CALLER: Recently planted citrus tree showing some yellowing on the leaves. Does it need more or less watering. Watering guidelines can be found at Water Use It Wisely.com
Generally water 2 to 3 feet away from the trunk of tree.
Overview of types of watering with bubblers, drip and drip tape or even a hose.
TEXT: If watering with a hose, whats the best bib to use or other techniques?
Rick talks about the first thing to look for when something goes wrong with plants and trees. Starting with the leaf tips beginning to wilt.
Difference between water pressure and flow rate.
Broadcasting from Sanderson Ford, everyone has truck fever :)
CALLER: Wants to remove a (sorta pony) wall in between the living room and kitchen. Key is to make sure its not some sort of load bearing support.
We welcome a new Certified Partner to Rosie On The House Omni Pools/Tucson
CALLER: When cooling down or heating up the home, there is a loud popping sound. Thinking of installing foam insulation into the bottom part of the attic.
Rosie explains the roof decking material placed too tight could cause a popping.
CALLER: New home build. Has a dedicated water line from the main valve to the kitchen thats hard water (has reverse osmosis). Also installed soft water loop. Was told the cold water kitchen line will not be on the loop but the rest of the home has soft water. Told its a standard and wants some advice.
CALLER: Outside faucet (regular bib that you turn with your hand) that turns on automatically early morning. Not connected to an automated system. Had it checked and still doing it. Found on line something called 'ghost faucets'. This is a stumper!!!
Our topic making your garage more functional. Giving Your Garage A Total Do Over!
OUR LIFELINE help about the caller with a dedicated kitchen cold water line that cannot be in the water softner loop. Dave with All About Water Eco Systems discusses why its done. Its not a code issue.
CALLER: Installing laminate flooring using bull nose strips for the stairs. Wants to use Gorilla Glue instead of the suggested glue.
CALLER: More input on the dedicated cold water line into the kitchen that wasn't in the water softner loop. Al explains its a long term liability issue. Its detailed and worth a listen.
Live from Sanderson Ford as we talk with Tom Collins from Sanderson.
CALLER: Wants to know if he can/should replace worn out parts on his A/C unit himself.
Rosie addresses the 'super cooling' issue pertaining to the APS new rate plans. The key is to purchase your power 'off peak'. Shifting your power consumption for your A/C at a cheaper price per KW hour.
CALLER: Shares another issue based on the ghost faucet caller in the 9AM hour. After flushing the master bath toilet, water flows out of the shower head. Plumber suggested ripping a wall out to find the problem.
Continue with the caller's toilet/shower head dripping issue. Replaced with a new shower head but that didn't work.
CALLER: (who dropped off) Asked about the circulation settings when running 2 A/C units together.
CALLER: Has a home built in 2012 with a chemical type smell in the attic with foam insulation.
CALLER: Has a 3000 Sq Ft 2 story home with 2 A/C units. To super cool, do you set the temperature the same for both units.