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Laying Sod in the Backyard/Installing A Wireless Thermostat (Episode #1104H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

Building A Custom Fireplace Mantel/Repairing A Leaking Kitchen Faucet (Episode #1103H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva builds a custom fireplace mantel for a homeowner. Then, Roger shares some tips about garden edging. Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner repair a leaking kitchen faucet.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage (Episode #1102H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban 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 helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve (Episode #1101H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 12, 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, Apr 12, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 11, 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, Apr 11, 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.

Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve (Episode #1101H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 11:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:30 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 A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed (Episode #1115H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

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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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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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