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Essex 2012/13, Clam Flats & Lightning Rods (Episode #3221H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Kevin and Roger dig for clams, then finish up the barrier-free walk that leads to the house, using both granite and bluestone, but no steps. The standing-seam metal roof goes on, and Richard's creative ducting and plumbing will minimize the number of holes that need to go through it. A non-reactive lightning protection system is installed.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 5:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Essex 2012/13, Cottage Style (Episode #3220H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Digging for energy: geothermal bore holes are filled and grouted. General contractor Tom Silva shows how to weave shingles around a corner for a cottage look, and Norm helps him mill and install custom PVC window trim with standard stock from the home center.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Essex 2012/13, Liquid Assets (Episode #3219H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Lots of groundwork today, as Roger helps aquatic systems specialist Yorgos Gregory revive a neglected water feature, and drilling expert Roger Skillings is drilling for both a new water well and for geothermal wells. Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin how he bends PVC conduit to run the new electrical service underground over hill and dale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge 2012/Swedish Details (Episode #3210H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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 9: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Essex 2012/13, One-Level Living (Episode #3218H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and Norm visits the Bucksport, Maine, home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challenges.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge 2012/Hot Stuff (Episode #3209H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Essex 2012/13, Human Centered Design, and Demo (Episode #3217H)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Kevin visits the Institute for Human Centered Design and one of architect Sally DeGan's accessibly designed projects; the bad shed dormer is removed at the house, and work starts on a barrier-free entry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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