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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Installing A Ductless Heat Pump/Led Lighting (Episode #1121H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a bonus room. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. Then, Roger learns how to select houseplants for different situations. And Tom shares a viewer tip for driving eye screws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Insulating Ductwork/Maintaining Clothes Washers And Dryers (Episode #1120H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to learn how corn is harvested and then to help a homeowner insulate his ductwork. Then, Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Insulating Ductwork/Maintaining Clothes Washers And Dryers (Episode #1120H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to learn how corn is harvested and then to help a homeowner insulate his ductwork. Then, Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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 Plus: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 7:30 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 Plus: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Caring for Orchids as Houseplants/Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet (Episode #1119H)

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

Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. 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 purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections (Episode #1118H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips for making watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections (Episode #1118H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips for making watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 1, 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, Feb 1, 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.

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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

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      (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 […]

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