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Entry Shelf Build/Rough Electric Install (#1318H) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVG

Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire a basement room for outlets and lighting. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Ceiling Fan Replacement/Bonsai Tree (#1319H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?" Later, Roger visits a bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Lightning Protection/Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Install (#1320H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Kevin and Roger meet with meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim's biggest weather fear: lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed. Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Exterior Lighting Install/Main Water Shutoff Replacement (#1321H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?" Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Mailbox Replacement/Indow Anatomy/Old Door Re-Use (#1322H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow. Kevin shares some information about window anatomy and Tom helps a homeowner reuse an old door in a new opening. The guys ask, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Noisy Baseboard Heating Fix/Recessed Kitchen Lighting Install (#1323H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet a noisy baseboard heating system. The guys ask, "What is it?" Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add light to a kitchen by installing three new recessed cans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me

Episode #1306H Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

Maine Tropical Houseplants/USA Flag Build (#1324H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Roger heads to Maine to help a homeowner plant an indoor tropical garden with plants from Jamaica. Richard, Roger, Kevin and Tom ask, "What is it?" Richard shows how to change the temperature on water heaters. Then Tom and Kevin build an American flag out of reclaimed wood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me

Episode #1304H Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

The guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Richard and Kevin open the show at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country that's only at 40% capacity. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative. Kevin meets with meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet with a new "water sense" solution.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

Electrical Vehicle Charger Install/Kitchen Sink Install (#1325H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The guys ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Smart Thermostat Install/Barn Solar Install (#1326H) Duration: 25:45 STEREO TVG

Roger teaches Kevin about lengths to consider when mowing the lawn. Richard travels to Pittsburgh to install a thermostat that interfaces with a smartphone to save energy and money. Ross Trethewey walks Kevin through the installation of a photovoltaic solar array on the barn. And Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • 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 […]

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 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too