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August 13, 2016


Segment 1
(running time 13:15)
Segment 2
(running time 6:45)
Segment 3
(running time 6:45)
Segment 4
(running time 7:07)
  • Recapping the week’s rain and a few letters we recieved during the week.

Here’s an update with Jeff Fleetham with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors!

  • Goals for the R.O.C. and some history behind the organization.
  • How complaints actually work through the system & why it’s so important to hire licensed contractors.
  • The process of obtaining a contractor’s license in Arizona.
  • A recent success story about catching a criminal contractor.


Segment 1
(running time 12:29)
Segment 2
(running time 6:20)
Segment 3
(running time 13:43)
Segment 4
(running time 5:51)

Gardening expert, Jay Harper with Harper’s Nursery & Landscaping Company is here to talk you through the rest of the summer and how to prepare your lawn & garden for cooler temps!

  • Talking about the recent rain and how homeowner’s need to adjust irrigation systems.
  • Tips for your yard this week! (Prepping for fall gardening, fertilizing and adjusting watering schedules)


  • Tim – He has 2 plum trees and one is not growing and the one doing well just lost all it’s leaves. What do we think?

Recommendation – Jay would make the well around the tree twice the size it is now (the size of the tree canopy) then fill it with mulch to cool the roots and ground. They do better in lawn areas, rather than the gravel lot he has now.  He could add gypsm and add a few slow deep waterings.

  • Virginia – Her lantana in pots are dying and they are wet. What could be going on?

Recommendation – It could be too wet with the rain or not draining properly.  It sounds like it’s drowing the plants. She could raise the pots with “Pot feet” to get it off the ground.

9:00 AM | On The House Hour

Segment 1
(running time 12:23)
Segment 2
(running time 6:04)
Segment 3
(running time 14:27)
Segment 4
(running time 5:41)

Email From a Listener:

  • Rosie reads an e-mail from a listener on “Super Cooling” and the savings he’s seen. It’s pretty incredible!


  • Susan – She does NOT have a programmable thermostat. Can she still “super cool” her home?

Recommendation – Yes, it is possible. It just needs to be done manually. She can install an energy management computer from Advanced Home Systems and it’ll do it all for her.

*Rosie talks about the true inventor of “Super Cooling.” If you’re saving money, donate that money to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona!

  • Elaine – Her patio was built 8 years ago and cracks in the concrete are starting to come apart. How can she fix it?

Recommendation – Have CYC Landscaping come out and install Belgard Pavers over the patio.  (You can pick up these pavers at Oldcastle Superlite or Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, but you need a certified installer)

10:00 AM | Open Home Hour

Segment 1
(running time 12:02)
Segment 2
(running time 6:38)
Segment 3
(running time 13:01)
Segment 4
(running time 6:49)

*Rosie clarifies….he did NOT come up with “Super Cooling.” It was Steve Koepp at Advanced Home Systems!

We’re talking about “Mother-In-Law Units & Casitas”

  • It’s not always Grandma or Grandpa moving back in.
  • We like FabCab modular homes. We discuss the options and costs.
  • Permanent structures vs. units that can be taken away on wheels.
  • We discuss the costs you can expect…..It’s a wide range!


  • Frank – His water pressure is too high. What could he do to get that down?

Recommendation – Any certified plumber can install a pressure reducing valve and a cost of about $500.00.  Since the “water hammering” is the issue, he can get a Water Hammer Arrester, a product he can find on the Sioux Chief website too.

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