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Build It, Cable Lighting (#1520H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tom and Kevin are ready to bring the family together with a home message center in Build It. Scott brightens up a room by adding cable-powered fixtures. And Richard shares an emotional story about the need for carbon monoxide detectors.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Water Filter, Fire Pit, Wood (#1521H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Not so tasty - see Richard help a homeowner improve her drinking water with a whole house filter. Jenn Nawada creates a backyard sanctuary with a patio and granite fire pit. Watch Tom explain the differences between soft and hard wood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Alaska Generator, Wood Floor (#1522H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Visiting the show's 49th state! See Scott head to Alaska to hook up a portable generator capable of powering an entire house. Watch Tom repair a poorly installed piece of wood floor nosing. Richard gives an inside look at dishwasher cycles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Clogged Pipe, Convection Heat (#1523H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A clogged drain has Richard fishing cameras through pipes to locate the problem. Scott warms up a chilly bathroom by installing an electric convection heater. Painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Build It, Future House, Surge (#1524H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

See Tom and Kevin use western red cedar to create a planter box in Build It. Watch home technology expert Ross Trethewey feature a tablet attachment that makes 3D scans of home interiors in Future House. Scott explains the need for surge protection.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.