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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 29, 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.

Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling (Episode #1023H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 28, 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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 10:00 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 Life: Thu, Sep 26, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 21, 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: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Installing a Recirculation Pump; Lining a Fireplace Chimney (Episode #1019H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shares a tip for fixing the handle on a casement window. Afterward, Tom, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Kevin travels to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 10:00 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 Plus: Fri, Sep 20, 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, Sep 20, 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, Sep 19, 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, Sep 19, 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.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 1:30 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: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror (Episode #1018H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 10:00 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 Plus: Fri, Sep 13, 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, Sep 13, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 12, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Reusing Water from a Washing Machine; Maintaining Small Gasoline Engines (Episode #1017H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook examine ways to save water when irrigating. Meanwhile, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to San Francisco to install an irrigation system that reuses water from a washing machine. Back in the loft, Richard shows Kevin some toilets that are also designed for hand washing. Then, Roger visits an engine repair shop to learn how to maintain small gasoline engines.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 1:30 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.

Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. 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 replaces a clogged shower valve.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 7:30 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.

Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. 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 replaces a clogged shower valve.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 5, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

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

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

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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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