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Preventing Plumbing Disasters

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Preventing Plumbing Disasters (running time 7-11AM)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford

In this weeks Arizona Hour we (re)discover the City Of Sanderson Ford logoYuma! John Curtis from the Yuma Chamber Of Commerce & Linda Morgan | Executive Director of the Yuma Visitor Bureau join us in studio! Tune-in Yumato find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!

 

 

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Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Bureau

Julie Murphee from the Arizona Farm Bureau as well as wellazfbpng as John Boelts from Desert Premium Farms are in studio to talk all things Farm Fresh including #Lettuce



9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines 

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions! 

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Preventing A Plumbing Disaster

Leaks, a dreaded sight, and problem often uncovered once DIYpodcastthe damage has been done. Tune-in this week as we discuss how to save you future headaches and $$$!

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7:00AM - Arizona Hour | Discover Yuma! January Staycation Destination

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Executive Director of Yuma Chamber Of Commerce John Courtis talks about his background and Yuma economy made up of agriculture, tourism and military.

One of the biggest producers of lettuce, greens and other vegetables in the country.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and Yuma Proving Grounds.

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Dating back to the 1500's, Yuma was the primary river crossing into California.

Second most visited attraction in Arizona is the historic Yuma Prison.  John tells the story.

Yuma High School's mascot is based on the prison, The Prisoners.

Yuma has many historic buildings.

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Executive Director of Visit Yuma.com Linda Morgan talks about the many things to do and places to see in Yuma.  A stand alone economy.

The growth of business, sights, food, lodging and culture has made Yuma a destination.  

A border town with Mexico generates more business including medical tourism.

Riding and hiking trails along the Colorado River.  Over 4000 hotel rooms.  Great food like Best Burrito at Mr. G's.

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More historical facts, festivals and events in Yuma.

8:00AM - Farm Fresh Lettuce | Arizona Farm Bureau & Desert Premium Farms Yuma

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Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree and John Boelts of Desert Premium Farms in Yuma talk about lettuce.

John grows thousands of acres of lettuce, leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower and seasonal melons. Also durum wheat that's exported to Italy for pasta.

Yuma produces about 90% of the lettuce in the country.

Lettuce is a 700 million dollar economy in Arizona.

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Discussion of a revised EPA rule of the Clean Water Act that could have an impact on farming.  Opinion article from AZFB President Stephanie Smallwood

Water/irrigation rights and use in Yuma is somewhat insulated from other parts of the state.  Predates the CAP.

Discussion of the Drought Contingency Plan and its effects on Pima County farming.

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Jan D'atri makes her Roasted Corn And Shrimp Salad

John talks about acre yield per crop.  How much lettuce are they're expecting to produce in the growing season.  Lettuce is grown on mounds.  The process of watering, irrigation versus drip system.

Can you get more that one harvest in a season?

Protecting crops from wildlife and pests.

 

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What does John enjoy eating from what he grows at his farm?

Find recipes at Fill Your Plate.org

AZFB President Stephanie Smallhouse talks about the Farm Bureau and how you can join even if you're not a farmer.

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Discussion of January is Radon Month.  Arizona Foundation Solutions explains what it is and how to get a free testing kit.

Plus Casa Grande growth, the new 2019 Home Maintenance Calendar, and a CALLER has an issue with an outdoor GFI outlet.

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John from The Mighty Electricians gives some insight on the GFI issue.

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Talk about the LSU win in the Fiesta Bowl, update on Rosie's which is really good, and our digital home management tool Home Zada.

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Satisfied listener wanted to give a shout out to Booth Build Patio Products for the excellent work they did at her home.

Story of an arrest warrent issued for a scam contractor.  Reminder of looking out for shady contractors.

10:00AM - DIY Changing Water Supply Lines/Homeowners Insurance Coverage

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Clay Jansen of Phocus Insurance discusses homeowners insurance policies relating to our DYI project of replacing water supply lines.

The #1 cause of damage and claims inside the home is water damage from busted water lines.

Start with looking at your policy to see what's covered.  There's a number of causes of water damage that are covered and some that are not.  Some could require a rider for extra protection if available.  

Generally not covered is wear and tear, negligence in preventing damage.

Clarifying 'Acts Of God' and 'Flood'.

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Jennifer poses a real life water heater leak story.  Clay explains if a rider is needed to cover appliances in your insurance policy.

How a home warranty is different from an insurance policy.  Warranties covers wear and tear only.  Look for reputable warrenty companies.

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Romey discusses the DYI Weekend project:  Replacing water supply lines to avoid potential water damage in the home.  Follow along our BLOG

Most common supply line that fails is the washing machine hot water connection.

Know where your main water shut off valve is at your home.

Why metal braded supply lines with metal nuts are the way to go.  

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Discussion of alarm systems and devices that detect leaks and shut off the water before it causes major damage.

CALLER:  Had a basement sewer leak.  Insurance gave him a check and questioned if they cash it, does that cover the claim or don't cash it to leave the claim open.