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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting (Episode #1113H)

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

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. 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 and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener (Episode #1112H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Planting Palm Trees/Replacing an Old Heating System With One That's More Efficient (Episode #1105H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. And Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance.

Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway (Episode #1111H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Properly Mulching Garden Beds/Installing A Natural Gas Line (Episode #1110H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Installing a New Kitchen Sink and Faucet/Installing Insulated Sidelights on a Front Door (Episode #1107H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to install a brand new kitchen sink and faucet. Then, general contractor Tom Silva installs insulated sidelights on a front door.

Installing Interior Window Trim/Heating A Swimming Pool (Episode #1109H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.

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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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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