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Chas, Home Appliance Technician
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A workman is here right now replacing my gas cooktop. He said

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A workman is here right now replacing my gas cooktop. He said I should also replace the gas valve or I will be responsible for a future leak. I have the feeling he's just trying to upsell me. My house (and the gas cooktop) is only 12 years old. What should I do?

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Are you talking about the shut off valve to the cook top?



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry, to be clear it's not the shut-off valve. It's the "connection" between the gas pipe and the cooktop.

I see no reason to replace it, I have installed many units that were over 15 years old and have not had any problems with it. If it does not leak as soon as it is installed, chances are it is not going to leak in the future.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

One more quick question -- the workmen are out at their truck & before they come back in I'd like to know: What is the cost of that connection? (ballpark, of course, or put in in a "range" of $).



Depending where you live, It should be between $45 and $90.
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