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This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top (Episode #3213H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.

Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner (Episode #3212H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Exterior Improvements (Episode #3206H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:00 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.

Getting Around In Cambridge (Episode #3205H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls (Episode #3211H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge 2012/Swedish Details (Episode #3210H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Tom shows Kevin how he's installing Southern yellow pine board accents in key spots for architectural interest and to coordinate with the prefinished maple flooring that Norm is installing. Tile's going in the master bath, and the roof deck gets PVC porch boards and a custom rail treatment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Getting Around In Cambridge (Episode #3205H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 5:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Old and New In Harmony (Episode #3207H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

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.

Cambridge 2012/Hot Stuff (Episode #3209H)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Kevin and Norm find the painters spraying the house a sunny yellow, while Tom trims out the windows with a custom detail specified by the architect. Custom copper half-round gutters and a Danish wood-burning fireplace go in, and homeowner Sally Peterson explores what commercial-grade cooking appliances can do for her kitchen.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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