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Mailbox Replacement/Indow Anatomy/Old Door Re-Use (#1322H) Duration: 25:16 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: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Noisy Baseboard Heating Fix/Recessed Kitchen Lighting Install (#1323H) Duration: 24:31 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
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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
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Classroom Garden, House Fan (#1401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Watch Tom keep things cool on the West Coast with a whole house fan installation. Then follow Roger and Jenn as they work with students to liven up a school's garden. Richard explains new water heater regulations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Garage Power, Chainsaw Safety (#1402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From chaps to eye protection, watch Roger and Kevin go over the dos and dont's of chainsaw use. See Scott work with a homeowner to improve the electrical connection to a garage. Tom helps a new mom by silencing squeaky floors in her baby's room.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Driveway Patch, Shaker Table (#1403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A driveway pothole is more than meets the eye for Roger. See what he found and how he patches it. Watch Tom and Kevin get a history lesson from the Shakers to build a nightstand and see Scott dust off an old railroad lantern and give it new life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me

Renewable Energy (#1404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Watch Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to Germany and explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency. Follow Kevin's return to the states to help Ross install a residential wind turbine in Texas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me

Home Composting, Steam Boiler (#1405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's trash day and Jenn is ready to recycle. See how homeowners can use organic garbage to create soil. Watch Richard play detective to figure out why a steam boiler is losing so much water. One of the guys breaks into song on "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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