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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 5:30 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: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 10:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 4:30 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: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 5:30 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: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 1:30 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: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 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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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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