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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Preparing for Severe Weather (Episode #1208H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 29, 2014 -- 2:30 PM

In this special episode, the guys help homeowners prepare for severe weather. Richard visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection. Tom visits a lab to test different hurricane window protection. Kevin and electrician Scott Caron install a whole-house standby generator. And meteorologist Jim Cantore stops by to share his insights on how weather is changing and what homeowners can do to prepare.

Quieting a Squealing Shower in New Hampshire/Installing a DIY-Friendly Security System and Video Camera (Episode #1218H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 28, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Richard helps a homeowner in New Hampshire quiet a squealing shower. Kevin installs a DIY-friendly security system and video camera. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"

Repairing A Rotted Porch Post/Dealing with High Indoor Humidity (Episode #1214H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 26, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Tom repairs a rotted porch post. Richard visits New Orleans, Louisiana, to help a family deal with high indoor humidity. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Planting A Maple Tree/Working On An Underground Bathroom (Episode #1207H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 22, 2014 -- 2:30 PM

Roger and a homeowner plant a maple tree. Richard heads to Indianapolis to begin work on an underground master bathroom. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Building a High Tunnel Greenhouse in Mississippi/Converting Recessed Lights into Pendants (Episode #1217H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 21, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Roger visits Biloxi, Mississippi, where he builds a high tunnel greenhouse with a homeowner. Richard explains the best types of pliers and wrenches. Electrician Scott Caron converts three recessed lights into three pendants in a kitchen. And the guys ask "What is it? "

Installing Crown Molding in Seattle/Replacing a Rotted Fence Post (Episode #1211H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 21, 2014 -- 11:30 AM

Tom heads to Seattle to install crown molding. Roger replaces a rotted fence post. Kevin explains the difference between cement, concrete and mortar. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Waffle Gardening In Santa Fe/Adding Mechanical Dampers to a Forced-Air Heating System (Episode #1213H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 19, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Roger visits Santa Fe to learn about "waffle gardening," a method of growing vegetables in an arid climate. Richard adds mechanical dampers to a forced-air heating system. Tom shows how to bisect angles. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Installing a Whole-House Humidifier in North Carolina/Installing Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors (Episode #1212H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Richard visits Charlotte, North Carolina, to install a whole-house humidifier. Kevin and electrician Scott Caron install hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for a young family in Indianapolis. Tom shows how to remove stripped screws. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Installing Crown Molding in Seattle/Replacing a Rotted Fence Post (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 5, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Tom heads to Seattle to install crown molding. Roger replaces a rotted fence post. Kevin explains the difference between cement, concrete and mortar. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

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TV Technical Issues

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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • 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.

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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XFINITY 189
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XFINITY 190
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