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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
    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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

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