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Painting Kitchen Cabinets/Installing a Smart Thermostat to Reduce Energy Use (Episode #1126H)

KQED Life: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Chicago to learn how subway trains are serviced. While in Chicago, he helps a homeowner paint kitchen cabinets. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches how to estimate landscape material by the cubic yard. Afterward, Richard installs a smart thermostat to reduce energy use.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

Making Custom Concrete Countertops/Cordless Landscape Tools (Episode #1125H)

KQED Life: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with an expert to make and install custom concrete countertops. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to make watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger demonstrates several new cordless landscape tools.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Solving a Melted Mystery/Performing a Whole-House Energy Audit (Episode #1122H)

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

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. Then, Tom, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 11:30 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 Ductless Heat Pump/Led Lighting (Episode #1121H)

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

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.

Installing Surge Protection/Hardscaping Projects (Episode #1124H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. Then, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape rocks for hardscaping projects.

Using Ladders Safely/Replacing A Shower Valve (Episode #1123H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. Then plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle anti-scald valve.

Solving a Melted Mystery/Performing a Whole-House Energy Audit (Episode #1122H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. Then, Tom, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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

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