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Installing Gas Regulator for Stove and Water Heater: DIY or Not?

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    LESLIE: Ken in South Dakota, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    KEN: Hooking up a gas stove.

    TOM: OK.

    KEN: And I’ve got a gas hot-water heater and a furnace. And I was just wondering if I can use the same regulator.

    TOM: I wouldn’t. I would get a brand-new regulator for that brand-new gas stove because the pressures could be different.

    KEN: OK. How do I plumb that then in the house? Just put a splitter on the high end there?

    TOM: Well, I’m uncomfortable giving you specific gas piping/plumbing advice because I don’t know your skill set. It’s really not a beginner do-it-yourself sort of project, Ken. And so, if you’re unfamiliar with it, then I really think you should get some professional help because I don’t want you to do it wrong and end up causing an unsafe situation

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