Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Build It, Cable Lighting (Episode #1520H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Tom and Kevin are ready to bring the family together with a home message center in Build It. Scott brightens up a room by adding cable-powered fixtures. And Richard shares an emotional story about the need for carbon monoxide detectors.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Water Heater, Storm Door (Episode #1519H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

See Tom make a house more energy efficient while adding a special treat for the homeowner's dog. Second time's the charm - Richard revisits a home to replace an out-of-order hybrid water heater. Ross Trethewey shows off voice recognition technology.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Passage Set, Landscape (Episode #1518H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Inspiration from the past - landscape designer Jenn Nawada uses a historic plan to revive a homeowner's back yard. Watch Tom replace an inactive door handle with a passage set and Richard go back in time for a lesson on the evolution of plumbing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 11:30 AM

Kentucky Lawn, Chandelier (Episode #1517H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Bluegrass and beyond - Roger travels to Kentucky for tips on lawn care. Watch Scott raise a homeowner's spirits and her chandelier by installing a motorized lift. It can be a puzzling tool, but Tom pieces together a tutorial on the jigsaw.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Build It, Lighting, Mousetrap (Episode #1516H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Nothing beats leftovers-Tom and Kevin use scrap heart pine to make a cutting board in "Build It." Scott transforms an overly bright room with LEDs. It's a trap! Roger takes the bait and shows off the best ways to prevent mice. Also, "What is it?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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