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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 TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (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.

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

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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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