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Laundry, 3-Way Switch, Saw (Episode #1508H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

High tech and using less water than ever before - Richard's in Seattle to help a couple pick the most efficient washer and dryer. A 3-way switch is tripping up a homeowner. See Scott diagnose and fix the problem. Plus Tom's tips on table saw safety.

Reclaimed Bench, Robotic Wall (Episode #1507H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Bedroom, home office and master closet all in one! Watch Ross Trethewey use a robotic wall to furnish a micro-apartment. See Tom and Kevin turn a reclaimed piece of pine into a stylish bench in "Build It."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Hvac Zoning, Plaster Patch (Episode #1506H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Rocket scientist turned HVAC innovator-watch Richard meet the man behind a new technology that could revolutionize the way we heat and cool homes. See Tom teach a homeowner how to use plaster to patch drywall. The guys ask, "What is it?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Water Heater, Home Orchard (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Watch Richard replace a tank water heater with a more efficient model. Apple picking in your own backyard? Roger shows a homeowner how to start her own orchard. And Tom gives tips on circular saws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Molding Raceway, Deck Board (Episode #1504H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Unsafe and ready to break - Tom skillfully replaces a cracked deck board on a front porch. See Scott break the mold with an outlet install that uses crown molding to conceal wires. Richard answers a question about blue stains in the bathtub.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Bookshelf, Foundation Plants (Episode #1503H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Watch Tom and Kevin create a bookshelf using stair treads and minimal tools in "Build It." Overgrown, but not over the hill - see landscape designer Jenn Nawada turn wild foundation plantings into an enviable front garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

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

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