Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
On the House Hour: A Day In The Life Of An Electrician
Our homes will always need updating, repairs, and maintenance. The electrical systems are one of the most important functions of our homes that need such attention..."there are other home improvement jobs that you should not do under any circumstances without assistance from the pros. An electrical wiring job is a good example of this." Safety is paramount, especially when it comes to electrical work...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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SavATree's Sarah Maitland and Dave Jernigan of The Gardner's Touch discuss The Tree Of The Month: The Chinese Pistache. A hearty, less water tree with two color seasons. Plus a comparison to other species of pistach trees.
Dave discusses why the price of rye seed has risen this year. And reasons you may not want to overseed for winter lawns.
In some areas, wastewater rates for the year are determined on winter water consumption.
AZMET's Watering Guide for turf lawns. Great guide for proper irrigation of lawns.
SavATree offers a program on proper turf care in case you don't want to do it yourself.
Dave details the process of overseeding. Starting with how to curtail the summer bermuda grass. And the use of growth plant regulators.
Dave explains why you don't need nitrogen at the very beginning of overseeding. And the mulitple applications as you get closer to Thanksgiving.
Sarah clarifies GROWTH PLANT REGULATORS. Its safe and naturally occuring. Not a chemical. For lawns and trees.
When do you need a seed cover once you have your rye grass in place?
Discussion of some of the nutrients and fertilizers for overseeding. And fertilizing decideous trees before they go dormant.
Talking about planting the right tree in the right location. A red push pistache is a good tree in small spaces.
Sarah's favorite tree the Evergreen Elm and Dave's favorite The Texas Ebony. Why they like them.
Dave discusses his favorite way to irrigate trees
SavATree offers their Holiday Decoration Program installing lights and other decorations for a festive home.
Ben Perkins of Fox Valley Electric is our Electrican Of The Day as part of Fire Prevention Month!
Ben explains what is driving the most electrical service calls they get from panel replacements to generators.
Some tools for the DIY person. The circuit tester. How it works and what its testing. Plus some other tips including a voltage meter.
CALLER: Replaced regular light bulbs with LED bulbs. Noticed at night when they turn them off, the LED's keeps glowing very low. Not on a dimmer. Why is that?
Rosie's story of when LED bulbs first came out, the cost to replace the regular bulbs was WHAT??
Rosie finally got to be King For A Day! After years of hoping whole home surge protection installed at the electrical box before it surges into the home and doesn't wear out would be manditory on new homes. Starting in 2022, it will become manditory by code!
CALLER: The homeowner installed an EV Charger. He gives the specifics of the installation. When the charger is pulling its max draw (48 amps), the conduit feels quite warm. Curious how hot should it be? (We question if that DIY install requires a permit)
Assessing the electrical breaker box before a remodel. Some of them are poorly labeled. The importance of circuits properly labeled in the panel. Ben's procedure of checking each breaker carefully to see what circuit its on if its not labeled properly.
CALLER: Has a 1959 built home with a combination of fuses and two circuit breaker boxes. How important is it to update both of those boxes? VERY!
Ben's give the most important thing you can do for your home's electrical system.
Great homeowner products in our E-Store!
Our Weekly To Do on Air Filters. Many to consider besides the one for your air conditioning system. And the A/C filter we recommend. Also a discussion of the vaccum cleaner filter.
CALLER: Has a termite problem. Considering two different approaches to treating them and explains them in detail. What's Rosie opinion and maybe another approach?
CALLER: Removed some paneling off a wall expecting to find a framed wall but it turned out to be a masonry wall. Whats the best way to attach furring strips to a block wall?
Discussion of filters for mini-split air conditioners. Some things to consider for filter maintenance.
CALLER: Has about 600 feet of masonry brick pavers installed about 3 years ago. The pavers don't look good over time. Do they need to be sealed occassionally? Also some of the pavers are stained from grill usage and effervences. Can it be cleaned?
E-MAIL QUESTIONS: Stucco damage so bad, it leaks when it rains. It was suggested to repaint using elastomeric paint. Rosie explain why he not keen on that idea.
Listener wants to replace the old windows on a masonry home. What window do you suggest?
Listener asked for the instructions on how to repair an interior door that won't stay open. (Video is on our Rosie On The House You Tube channel)
Most Asked Question Of The Week about faux wood. What are my options for the look of wood with no maintenance. We details some options.
Takeaways from today's show