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I have a LP gas log heater, the thermostat is in the living room and I would like to shut this room off this winter. Is it possible to add a second thermostat elsewhere in the house so this can be done?

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Yes. If the thermostat is connected with electrical wires you can buy some wire and move the thermostat or add a second thermostat. Just be aware that dual thermostats can cause people to forget that they have to shut both of them off to stop the heater.

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