Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we explore Montezuma Castle with Laura Burkhardt!
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Weekly To-Do: #AlarmSystems
Homeowner Topic: How to Paint an Arizona House
Now that you know what paint you want, how do you go about getting the job done? Learn what steps need to be taken inside and out before you start your painting project. There is a lot of prep work, time, and technique involved so you may want to consider hiring a professional.
We talk about the events of the day and Rosie expanding his electric bill research to TEP customers.
Laura describes the visitor center and the easy trails. Its a must see how the castle was built high up a limestone cliff 800 plus years ago.
Discussion of the culture that occupied the castle area, the materials available to create what they needed and the trade routes.
The development of agriculture is associated with the construction of these monuments.
How did the eruption of Sunset Crater affect the area back then, around 1050.
Discussion about nearby Montezumas Well, a sinkhole created by and underground spring. What was discovered in the well.
Connection of the castle and the well.
The number of ancient dwellings in the area that exist in some form is amazing. Trade routes back then mirror the interstate and US highways today.
Discussion of the construction of the castle and Tuzigoot. The importance of where they're located.
Something that happened around 1400 involving a huge shift in cultures moving.
Integrity Tree Services John Eisenhower talking trees!
Right time of year to plant and transplant trees. And the effects of growth thanks to recent rains in October. (Wettest month on record)
Tree of the month: Pomegranate. Easy to grow, fruit producing, decideuous, and 12 different varieties.
Barbara Eiswerth is the founder of the Iskashitaa Refugee Network in Tucson.
The network is designed to integrate UN refugees into the community, educating the public, and reducing food waste by collecting unwanted fruit from neighborhoods and vacant lots.
She talks about a ranch growing over 70 varities of pomegranates at 4200 feet elevation. The grower is determining how high in elevation can they grow.
CALLER: Has a 30 year old healthy mesquite tree. The roots are lifting her hardscape flagstone patio plus other issues. Suggestions besides removing the tree.
CALLER: Home facing south and wanting to plant a tree along a walkway but it can't be a big tree. Looking for a compact, green leaf tree suggestion.
If you have fruit you'd like to donate to Iskashitaa, CLICK HERE
October is the time to fertilize your trees. Fall fertilization allows the trees to recharge for spring growth. Root systems are active thru winter even with leaves falling off.
Be a little light on pruning the frost sensitive trees so they can stay warm in cooler nights.
Great time of year to be composting. Start with raking leaves and pile them up somewhere.
Recaping our live broadcast at the SAHBA Home Show in Tucson.
Rosie's examination of electric bills has expanded to TEP customers. Help you figure out how to maximize your comfort and minimize your cost.
Touch on the recent visit to the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant.
CALLER: Has a garage thats not insulated. Like to know if putting insulation over the wallboard is an inexpensive way to reduce the heat.
CALLER: Looking for underlaying suggestions for replacing a tile roof.
What it takes to be a Rosie Certified Partner. Welcome our newest partner in Flagstaff, Agassiz Landscape Group
Discussion of the security systems in the home. Checking alarm system like smoke, fire, security, carbon dioxide and radon.
2019 home maintenance calendar picture contest.
Rosie talks about an email concerning the lack of skilled trade workers. Involves kids in the 4H clubs who are interested in woodworking and carpentry. But there are a lack of teachers.
Talking painting with Arizona Painting Company Tip on painting an Arizona home.
Discussion of the right exterior paint for Arizona. Acrylic paint with proper prep can last for years.
Don't recommend of elastimeric paint but they're are exceptions.
Acrylic paints has various grades. More resins in the paint, better quality.
Discussion of additives for paint that improve application.
APC offers a 10 year warranty on paint jobs.
Question about a listener who has a paint can with rust on the top. How can it be opened without rust getting into the paint. Plus tips on storage and paint life.
Talk about preparation before you paint. They start with a 3000 psi pressure wash about 12 inches away to get a clean surface free of dust and dirt.
Need to remove loose paint and chalking, especially with stucco.
APC uses a primer sealer called SEAL KRETE.
Filling the cracks with elastomeric patch. For stucco and smooth finish. Never use caulk.
Some of the methods how to apply it.
Detailed discussion of the technique backrolling! AZP details how to do it.
Critical part of the exterior is 3 feet up.
Rosie's talks about the importance of gutters to keep rain water away from the foundation.
Tricks to preping the base of the exterior.
CALLER: Has a 1957 home with wall surfaces that have imperfections. Inquiring about veneer plaster to repair it. Rosie has a trick that works better.