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Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 11:46)

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Weekly Gardening Tip:
  • Would you consider growing veggies to save money? Check out this article and video from the Arizona Farm Bureau, Yes, It's Possible: Healthy Nutritious Food on a Budget! Jay recommends Ferti-lome Citrus Food to get your garden growing! Feed the plants that feed you!
  • Make sure to fertilize Liquid for potted plants, granular for trees, shrubs and vines
  • It's not too late for pre-emergent

Segment 2 (running time 6:45)

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Caller
  • Joan, has a tree root pushing up her block wall

Recommendation: Cut the root completely through where it is pushing into the wall

Segment 3 (running time 11:20)

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  • George, has a frozen Key Lime Tree

Recommendation: Do not prune, normal fertilizaton.

  • Tommy, he has bores and dead, frozen limbs on Acacia

Recommendation: Remove damaged areas.  Spinosad for the bores, prune first

  • Bob, is planting tomatoes.  What if he buries the leaves

Recommedation: Pinch the leaves off, don't plant them that deep

  • George, does her fertilize his Lantana now

Recommdation: Trim back frozen plant material, then fertilize

Segment 4 (running time 6:31)

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  • Marty, he tree is yellowing. Can he do something to help his soil

Recommendation: Fertilize

  • Terry, has an Arizona Sweet Orange Tree with less oranges every year

Re-cap tip of the week:

  • Prune Back
  • Fertilize

Nine O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:39)

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  • Michael, how does he drain his water heater

Recommendation: Listen to our podcast as Rosie walks Michael through this job

Segment 2 (running time 7:02)

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Remodeling on a Budget: Rosie's Arizona Republic Article
  • What tools will you need for your remodeling job?
  • Are they adjusted correctly and sharpened
  • Get a building permit

My Plan Phoenix

Segment 3 (running time 11:17)

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Question from the Home Show:
  • Susan, what do we think about LevelCrete

Recommendation: Larry Hauptman from Hauptman's Flooring

  • John, needs to paint a 10 ft ceiling

Recommendation: Use an extender, good lamb wool roller, paint from the ground.  Let it dry, then look at it again.  Pittsburgh Paints

  • Paula, in her Master Bathroom shower or if two showers are ran at once there is a burning odor. Not plumbing or electrical

Recommendation: Rosie is going to swing by in Tucson when he's there this week

Segment 4 (running time 7:01)

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What AZ Homeowners do wrong:

  • A Fiberglass filter is not going to do the job
  • Washable, Permanent Filters are high maintenance
  • Rosie likes paper, pleated filters-Change it every month, every time to you pay your bill

Caller

  • Margie, is in a zero lot line home, she shares a wall with her neighbor.  How can she increase her soundproofing

Recommendation: Banker Insulation

Ten O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:42)

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Questions to ask and things to look for in Hiring A Contractor
  • When something does not go right, do you know who you can call
Caller
  • Don, can he put ceramic tile over vinyl
Recommendation: As long as the vinyl is not bubbling, some Rosie contractors say yes.  Rosie likes to take the floor to it's bare minimum, scrape the old floor off.  Do not use any product to remove the vinyl.  Use Beanie Do if you need to soften up stubborn areas

Segment 2 (running time 6:39)

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  • Jim, has a slab leak in his Pebble Tech Patio
Recommendation: Rosie Certified Plumbers in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Arizona
  • Mark, needs guidance on building a walk through door into him home
Recommendation: Listen to the podcast for Rosie's instructions on this jobs

Things going on around Arizona!

Segment 3 (running time 11:13)

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  • Scott, has old double framed windows.  What are the right questions to ask when buying new windows
Recommendation: Pella Windows and Assurance Builders
  • Jeff, had a Home Energy Audit.  The recommendations are really expensive.  Does he really need all these changes
Recommendation: Insulation, Not a big fan of flex duct work

Segment 4 (running time 7:02)

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  • Sally, has Hydro Jetting done on a dime. She wants to warn us about this product
  • Mike, is putting on an addition and realized that it was built without a permit