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Melting Pot (Episode #3208H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Kevin and Richard get a taste of culturally diverse Cambridge by visiting what's known locally as "Japan Town." Norm shows how Tom has matched the exterior trim details and how the clapboards are going on over an underlayment that will let them dry out. Then, up on the roof deck, he lends a hand as Tom creates a staggered shingle pattern on the half walls to match what is on the existing house. Kevin heads to Boston's South End to visit interior designers Andrew Terrat and Dee Elms. Back at the house, Richard and project plumber Abe Bilo add floor warming radiant heat to the first floor from below and a state-of-the-art condensing boiler to fuel both the radiant and the hydro air systems.

Old and New In Harmony (Episode #3207H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Roger replaces the existing concrete front walk with a beautiful new bluestone design. Tom shows Kevin the modifications he specified on the replacement windows. On the third floor, tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a shower waterproofing system. Architect Michael Kim shows Kevin how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique starts paint prep and shows Kevin the shades of yellow the homeowner is considering for the exterior.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge Project, Part 4 of 15 (Episode #3204H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

The crew starts the ceiling work on the first floor, host Kevin O'Connor learns more about Swedish Style, and general contractor Tom Silva lets some light into the master suite with the help of a new skylight.

Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15 (Episode #3203H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. Later, Sally takes Kevin to a nearby shop to see the style she's after for the interior of the house.

Exterior Improvements (Episode #3206H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Getting Around In Cambridge (Episode #3205H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. Richard shows Kevin how they've kept the ducts out of the roof rafter bays to preserve that space for insulation, and on the second floor, how they've hidden the air handler at the top of a hall closet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15 (Episode #3203H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. Later, Sally takes Kevin to a nearby shop to see the style she's after for the interior of the house.

Cambridge Project, Part 2 of 15 (Episode #3202H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The crew removes a central chimney brick-by-brick so the bricks can be re-used on another job, host Kevin O'Connor visits an "eco" resale store, and landscape contractor Roger Cook removes a sick Norway maple with the help of an arborist.

Cambridge Project, Part 4 of 15 (Episode #3204H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

The crew starts the ceiling work on the first floor, host Kevin O'Connor learns more about Swedish Style, and general contractor Tom Silva lets some light into the master suite with the help of a new skylight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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