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Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Inspections

on Jul 7, 2016

What is the Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline safety inspection and why is it important to your facility or community? The ACC is a government agency that enforce state and federal regulations as well as to provide information and guidance to pipeline operators to ensure safety operations. The big idea behind the ACC is to prevent injuries and deaths that can...

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PLEASE research your contractor before you hire!

on Oct 11, 2014

I am going to go on a little rant here as an advocate for my customers…I am tired of seeing people being taken advantage of in my industry. I have been in the natural gas plumbing and pipeline industry in Phoenix, Arizona for the last 7 years. My background is owning/operating businesses and working with customers and employees. I have been able to build a...

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Emergency Response Natural Gas Team

on Sep 2, 2014

RP Gas Piping is one of Arizona’s most qualified and efficient Natural Gas Contractors with an “Emergency Response Natural Gas Team” that is ready to respond quickly and effectively when customers need service safely restored. RP Gas Piping is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by experts who receive specialized training in emergency response. Our...

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Natural Gas Installations – New Construction vs. Retrofitting

on Jul 31, 2014

New construction with natural gas: Natural Gas piping into a new facility is normally routed to the new building underground with natural gas plumbing materials, by personnel that are qualified and certified gas technicians to install the pipe and pressure test it; insuring the installation meets all building codes and is installed safely.  This part of the...

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Gas Line Installations, Repairs and Inspections

on Jul 23, 2014

Every year, professional gas companies find gas piping and gas appliances that have not been properly installed. Often times this discovery is found after an explosion or fire due to improper installation by unlicensed, untrained individuals like landscape contractors, general plumbers, handymen and homeowners who have completed the work themselves. Whether you are...

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Take Proper Precautions When Digging or Completing Home Improvement Projects

on Jul 17, 2014

Below is an article that was featured on FOX 10 News on October 17th, 2013 about a women and man who were injured when their house exploded. The explosion was the result of a gas leak that occurred after the family started digging in their backyard. Peoria house explosion caused by natural gas leak Posted: October 17, 2013 4:15 PM MST Updated: October 22, 2013 4:16...

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Who regulates natural gas and liquid propane industry?

on Jul 9, 2014

Have you ever wondered who regulates the natural gas and liquid propane industry? The best answer is “lots of people.” Anything relating to drilling, processing, refining and transporting oil and gas is regulated by numerous federal, state, county and city agencies. Below is a small sample of the agencies who are directly involved with the natural gas and liquid...

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What is Blue Stake?

on Jul 2, 2014

Arizona Blue Stake performs excavation information services and stakeholder education designed to provide for public safety and underground equipment damage prevention in accordance with the state requirements. Blue Stake works with homeowners, professional excavators, facility owners and operators, designers and landscapers throughout the state of Arizona to...

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A Phoenix-area resident’s guide to project permits

on Apr 9, 2014

By Rosie Romero Special for The Republic | azcentral.com Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 PM So you’re adding a fireplace. You’re running a gas line out to your backyard grill. You’re adding a bedroom onto the back of the house or turning a garage into an office. You need a permit for these projects. That may seem obvious, but what about some of those other jobs that seem...

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What is Cathodic Protection?

on Mar 20, 2014

Cathodic protection or CP is the most common way to protect your underground propane tank or metallic gas piping below grade from corrosion or rust in Arizona.  Cathodic protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making the metal in the ground the cathode by installing an Anode to it.  A simple method of protection connects...

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What do you do if you find an abandoned underground propane tank on your property?

on Feb 5, 2014

Since underground propane tanks are extremely dangerous and flammable, full or empty, you should proceed with extreme caution. Since the below ground propane tank was abandoned you probably do not know if the tank is full of propane or in proper working order. Here are a few options to try. Option A:  If you are able to identify that the tank is owned by a propane...

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Be Safe, Hire a Professional to Install Your Gas Line

on Dec 17, 2013

On Sunday evening June 8, 2013, the quiet suburb of Beloit, Wisconsin was startled when the home at 2041 Meridith Drive exploded into a pile of rubble in seconds. Neighbors said it sounded like fireworks had gone off only to go outside and see the house across the street had collapsed. Several neighbors wanted to go look for survivors but feared further explosions....

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Before Construction Begins, Locate Arizona Gas Line Piping

on Jul 17, 2012

Locating gas lines used for natural gas or propane gas before you begin construction is not just the law in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Arizona; it is also a smart and cost-effect move. Any time that there is construction on a property or structure that has natural gas lines or propane storage tanks, it is critically important to locate the gas line...

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Bargain Hunting for Gas Line Installation is a Bad Idea

on Jul 22, 2011

When a tough economic period lingers on as this one has, many consumers feel pinched beyond what they can bear.  They put off doing maintenance, repairs, and additions hoping to feel less stretched later on.  Or worse, if the repair absolutely cannot wait, they choose the lowest priced bid that they receive.  When it comes to gas line piping, gas plumbing, and gas...

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Make Sure Your Gas Pipe Lines Are Properly Inspected and Permitted

on Apr 21, 2011

Gas pipe line installations require current permits and inspection by municipal authorities.  This ensures that the natural gas line or propane gas line installation is properly completed and complies with all codes.  In addition to a proper initial installation for gas line plumbing, routine inspections and maintenance are crucial.  All metallic gas lines will...

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Locating Gas Line Piping Before Construction

on Jan 21, 2011

Upgrading, updating, or starting from square one, any time that there is construction on a property or structure that has natural gas lines or propane storage tanks, it is critically important to locate the gas lines before any work gets underway.

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Have Your Gas Fireplace Serviced Before the Holidays

on Dec 14, 2010

There are few details more critical to home safety than an annual fireplace service call. Before your family and holiday guests arrive, schedule an annual fireplace service call with a reputable licensed propane gas plumber or gas line company.

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Barbeque Season is Here and Safety Should Come First

on Apr 16, 2010

As the weather warms up across the Phoenix, Arizona area, many families will enjoy their yards with cookouts on the barbeque grill. And area businesses sometimes offer a promotional cookout event for customers. Before you fire up that outdoor appliance for the season, consider the safety tips listed below. A few moments of planning can make all the difference for the well being of your family, your home, or your place of business.

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Gas Line Installation Recommendations for DIY

on Dec 18, 2009

Before you complete your own gas line installation in Phoenix, Arizona, be sure to consider that you must have a permit, that you may invalidate your appliance warrantee, and that you may invalidate your homeowner’s insurance.

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