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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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    • 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 […]

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