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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 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: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Installing A Front Porch Light; Splitting Firewood (Episode #1011H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician in Atlanta to install a front porch light. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shares with Kevin a tip for efficiently splitting firewood. And Richard helps a homeowner who has hot water coming from his cold water faucet.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 27, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 21, 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, Jul 25, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Finishing a Backyard Pizza Oven; Working with Threaded Pipe Connections (Episode #1010H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

General contractor Tom Silva travels to Philadelphia to help a homeowner put the finishing touch on a backyard pizza oven. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows Kevin how to apply teflon tape, pipe dope and wicking to threaded pipe connections.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 5:30 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, Jul 18, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Building a Porch Railing; Selecting Stone for Building Walls (Episode #1009H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

General contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners build a railing for their porch. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger and Kevin visit a stoneyard to learn about stone used to build walls.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 10:00 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 Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage (Episode #1102H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 7:30 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 Plus: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 7:00 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 Life: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 4:30 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, Jul 11, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

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

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 4, 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.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (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 […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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

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