Gas Line Regulators for Gas Range

Old 10-17-06, 11:13 AM
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Gas Line Regulators for Gas Range

In the process of preparing for converting from an electric range to a gas range. We had the Gas line installed by a plumber about 2 years ago and are just now getting around to the conversion. I downloaded the installation guide for the new gas range and it mentions have a pressure regulator on the gas line to stove. This was not installed by the plumber. This type of appliance is new to us, so we did not know what to look for.

Can I get a regulator from local appliance parts store?

Is this normally part of the gas line or the connection to the range?

Any help appreciated.
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If it's LP gas (propane) you're getting. The pressure regulator is installed at the tank. This is supplied by the propane company. Appliance parts stores generally don't carry them or won't sell them to the public.

If it's natural gas you're getting, there will be a regulator mounted outside the house near the meter.
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Hello cphokies and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

If I understand the question correctly, you're referring to the appliance regulator and not the gas (Nat or propane) regulator. There is a difference.

Each individual appliance has it's own separate regulator. If that is the one you are referring to, then yes, the appliance needs one for either type of gas.

If there is already existing gas appliances, no main gas line pressure regulator is required. Main supply line already has a regulator from the supply source.

If the new appliance is the ONLY gas appliance (Nat or Propane) then yes, main supply gas reg required. Which is very likely already existing. Reason why plumber did not install any when gas line was extended to where appliance is to be installed.

Based upon how I am reading the info you provided, I suspect gas already exists in the house. In that case, an appliance regulator is required if none already exists (pre-installed) on the gas range.

Appliance usually come with appliance regulator but not pre-installed. Should be in the shipping/package box you opened. Look at instruction/installation guide manual that came with the appliance. In it there will be a picture of what it looks like and instructions pertaining to installation of the part.

Hope the above fully explains the differences between the tow types of regulators and answers your question in full details.

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Just an additional thought:

What make and model of range are you getting? There are few that require an external appliance regulator, however, were talking cooktops and commercial ranges.

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