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 chat with Heidi Osselaer, author of the Book 'Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight'. Plus Jeff Myers with the Arizona Dept of Fish & Game joins us to discuss wildlife cams set up around the state!
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Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Weekly To-Do: Spray for #Pests
Linda Stanfield of Stampede Plumbing of Stampede Plumbing joins us to talk all things plumbing with a special focus on Water Heaters
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Author Heidi Osselaer details the story and her book Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight. Draft Resistance And Tragedy At Power Cabin 1918.
Incident at the Power's family cabin and sheriff's posse during World War I. In the Galiuro Mountains northeast of Tucson.
So many variations of the story. The book and documentary clarifies what happened.
Explains the story of the Power's family and their move from Texas to Arizona. Plus the tragedies within the family.
The theories of why the ambush happened at the cabin.
This gunfight was deadlier that the well known gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
The Power Cabin still stands today.
Description of the incident. 4 Power's family members and the sheriff, 2 deputies and the Federal Marshall.
Story continues after the gunfight. The manhunt for the Power's boys who lived after the incident and what they thought they were running from.
Draft evasion was a misdemeanor. Didn't require sending a posse.
Explains why many men didn't sign up for the draft.
The boys sent to prison for life but given no parole hearing until an Arizona Republic reporter Don Dedera stumbled on their story.
Patty tells the story of Duncan Family Farms dating back to their beginnings in the 80s in agri-tourism.
Patty tells the 'bales of hay' story that led to growing organic baby tenderleaf.
Duncan Family Farms is one of the top producers of organic products. Focus on greens that make up salad blends.
Strawberries are the first fruit of the year grown in Arizona.
Duncan's story of growing strawberries and agriculture looking into technology.
Tips for growing strawberries in your garden.
Discussion of the new Drought Contingency Plan and what it means to farmers. Cost of well construction.
Explanation of circle crops and irrigation.
Time to plant strawberries varies with elevation.
Duncan Farms explains their unique composting program.
Anyone can become an Arizona Farm Bureau member.
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Follow up on a question we asked a few weeks ago. Why does copper corrode and iron rust? We get an answer.
Jennifer summarizes what she learned at the Water Resources Research Conference. Dealing with water usage by everyone in the ongoing drought. Lots of informative details.
Story of an alternate plan building the CAP project that not used.
CALLER: Moving from Arizona to Ft. Worth in a newly built house. Suggestions on anything to look for in a new home.
Its Groundhog Day. We find out if the rodent saw his shadow.
Mesa Rose Auction, Wickenburg Gold Rush Days, Parada Del Sol Parade.
The Weekly 'How To' about Pests Around The Home.
Touch on an issue in Sedona. More short term rentals (AirBnB) than year round homeowners.
Discussion of the 10th Anniversary of the Extreme Home Makeover home in Tucson.
Update on Rosie's Recovery.
The Historic Castle Hot Springs is finally open.
Linda and Chris of Stampede Plumbing discuss Water Heaters.
Chris talks about the basic components of a water heater. First thing is the main shutoff valve into the tank, water supply, temperture and pressure relief.
Why its good to have your water heater serviced every year.
The function of the anode rod to tell the interior condition of the heater.
How to determine the age of a water heater.
Factors that can affect the function of a water heater and extend its life.
CALLER: Fairly new home with 4 external hose bibs. Equal pressure coming out all four bibs but one took twice as long to fill a bucket compared to the other 3 bibs.
CALLER: Has a tankless water heater. Shower closest to it takes a few minutes to cycle hot water while the other shower takes about 30 seconds.
Talk about the use of a recirculation pump, Epipahy shower head.
Comparison of a tank and tankless water heater when it comes to heating efficently and cost.
Discussion of the most durable lifetime tank Marathon.
CALLER: Valve on the inlet to the heater is frozen, can't turn it. Does it need replacing?
TEXT: Is it ever too late to drain the water heater for the first time after nine years?
Good idea to flush your heater once a year.
TEXT: How often does the anode rod need to be replace? Flushes it every year.
TEXT: How to handle 'water hammering'
TEXT: Contractor broke the main water shutoff valve while installing a water softner. Is the homeowner or the contractor responsible to have it repaired.