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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Laying Sod in the Backyard/Installing A Wireless Thermostat (Episode #1104H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shares a tip about finding measurements without doing math. And Richard installs a wireless thermostat to control a heating system.

Building A Custom Fireplace Mantel/Repairing A Leaking Kitchen Faucet (Episode #1103H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva builds a custom fireplace mantel for a homeowner. Then, Roger shares some tips about garden edging. Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner repair a leaking kitchen faucet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve (Episode #1101H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage (Episode #1102H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve (Episode #1101H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher (Episode #1020H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

Installing a Recirculation Pump; Lining a Fireplace Chimney (Episode #1019H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shares a tip for fixing the handle on a casement window. Afterward, Tom, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Kevin travels to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney.

Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor (Episode #1026H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free."

Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (Episode #1014H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

Installing a Battery Back-up Sump Pump; Fixing a Rusty Metal Railing (Episode #1012H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow.

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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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