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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Maintaining Kitchen Appliances/Installing A Rain Gutter (Episode #1117H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor meets appliance repairman Richie Issacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout and rain barrel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. 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 replaces a clogged shower valve.

Hanging a Flat Panel TV/Controlling Insects Without Pesticides (Episode #1116H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows host Kevin O'Connor examples of different types of electrical outlets. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. 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 replaces a clogged shower valve.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. 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 replaces a clogged shower valve.

Hanging a Flat Panel TV/Controlling Insects Without Pesticides (Episode #1116H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows host Kevin O'Connor examples of different types of electrical outlets. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Installing A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed (Episode #1115H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip about driving eye screws. Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Restoring Terrazzo Floors/Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist (Episode #1114H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida, to restore terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Special New York Episode (Episode #1106H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

In a special episode, the guys visit New York. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the entire city in Queens. Host Kevin O'Connor works with a local electrician to add task lighting to a dark kitchen in Brooklyn. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva play "What Is It" with a special guest in Times Square. Afterward, Roger visits a new park built atop an old train line. And Tom helps a homeowner in Greenwich Village add a cable railing system to her deck.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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