Upcoming Broadcasts:

Lexington Project 2015/Mudroom, Ventilation, Kids Rooms (#3420H) Duration: 26:31 STEREO TVG

Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin the new LED ribbon strip lights he's using under the cabinets in the kitchen and butler's pantry. Norm and Tom build the new mudroom storage system. Richard and Tom review the critical need for ventilation in the modern, super insulated building. Wallpaper hanger Mark Pehrson shows Kevin his technique for applying wallpaper to a ceiling in one girl's room. In another daughter's bedroom, painting contractor Mauro Henrique is setting up to paint decorative stripes on an accent wall.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 9:30am

The Veteran's Special House Project (#3424H) Duration: 25:51 STEREO TVG

Kevin meets Mike Duckett in New Hampshire to see the plans for the DeWitt family's specially adapted home from HFOT. Norm, Tom and Kevin join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls. Kevin then travels to Florida to meet Justin Gaertner, another veteran who also received a HFOT home. Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire and finds that all the exterior walls are secured and the truss roof is going up.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 11:00am

Adaptation & Accessibility (#3425H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard meets HFOT project manager Mike Duckett at the jobsite to understand some of the 150 requirements implemented on ADA-approved and Energy Star-rated homes. He travels to a plumbing manufacturer to see the technology behind touchless faucets and toilets. At the house, Mike shows Norm how tile contractor Steve Collette is using a beveled piece of marble to create an ADA-compliant threshold in the shower. Then they check out the technology behind the automatic door opener being used on many of the doors in the house. Cat DeWitt reveals how the hybrid styled faucet will make life more manageable for Matt and the rest of the family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 5:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

A Home for Matt & Cat (#3426H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Kevin meets HFOT community outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell, who explains why community involvement is important. More than 150 local volunteers are laying down the sod, mulching the beds and planting. Closet builder Brian McSharry has been working with the DeWitts on a special design for the master closet, and Norm and Kevin work with Matt to design and build a table for the new dining room. At the end of a long journey, the DeWitts move into their new home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 13, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Charlestown Project 2014/35 Years of This Old House (#3401H) Duration: 25:45 STEREO TVG

The 35th season of TOH begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. Kevin and Norm highlight Charlestown's historical importance, from colonial times through WWII. The new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the backside of Bunker Hill. Homeowner Angela Daigle shows Kevin features she loves, but also the outdated kitchen and poor organization of space that she'd like to improve. Upstairs, Tom shows Norm the spaces needing minimal work: an existing guest room, guest bath and living room. The third floor will likely be a full gut to give Angela a better master suite with additional living space, assuming the city approves the plan to enlarge the existing dormers. Out back, Roger shows Kevin the crumbling retaining walls. Richard formulates a plan for the basement as Norm and Tom test for lead paint before beginning demo on the first floor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Lexington Project 2015/Finishing Details (#3421H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee place the first new plants in the landscaping plan. Richard is using two kinds of radiators to bring heat to the garage and the upstairs sitting room. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the upstairs laundry room, outfitted with simple cabinets and a small countertop. Installer Bob Young shows Norm the new insulated steel garage doors that should help keep the heat inside the garage. In the great room, master electrician Allen Gallant is installing a massive wrought-iron chandelier with 52 bulbs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 13, 2015 -- 9:30am Remind me

Charlestown Project 2014/Brick Rowhouse Blues (#3402H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Kevin arrives to find Tom solving a major problem with the house - the exterior walls are bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough plumbing: the floor is down several inches, the sewer line tucked in the floor, and the radiant heat/insulation system going in. On the third floor, Norm shows Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Tom joins to get the first of two massive LVLs tucked into the pockets in the brick sidewalls and fastened in place. To see how it's holding up, Norm revisits the townhouse TOH renovated in Charlestown 14 years ago. Back at the project house, Tom shows Kevin how he's going to open up the back wall for the new bump out.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Charlestown Project 2014/A Bridge to Charlestown (#3403H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Richard talks with Ted Zoli, structural engineer on one of Charlestown's most iconic structures, the Zakim Bridge. At the project house, the front of the building is obscured by scaffolding - it will be used to replace the failing asphalt roof and to build the dormer. Inside, Tom shows Kevin how he'll modify the old chimney for the new gas fireplace units, and they see the framing progress, including the bump out for the breakfast area. The third floor master suite is framed up, except the dormer, still in regulatory limbo. In the backyard, mason Mark McCullough presents options for rebuilding the retaining walls. Norm visits a salvage yard that has architectural elements from the Greek Revival period. Several days later, Mark starts installing the retaining wall. Richard shows Kevin the progress on the rough plumbing and electrical.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Charlestown Project 2014/Wood and Water (#3404H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Richard stops by the Charlestown Navy Yard to see a special guest arrive - the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, built c.1840. Tom shows Norm the progress on the approved dormer and how he's waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, insulation is in and wallboard is going up. Out back, to tie in the new work with the old house, mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen bump out. Kevin checks on the kitchen design details, and Norm and Tom replace the fake shutters with operable shutters made of durable fiberglass and PVC.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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