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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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My New Backyard with Natural Gas

on May 21, 2014

Tired of having a “BA HUMBUG” backyard and pool area. Are you in need of a backyard make-over? Just like the TV sitcom “Yard Crashers,” RP Gas Piping can help you transform your boring backyard into a beautiful oasis filled with a natural gas pool heater, fire features, a killer BBQ grill and lots of ambient lighting. Listed below are just a few ways RP Gas Piping...

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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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What is the best BBQ fuel for you?

on Nov 26, 2013

If you’re lucky enough to live in a state like Arizona, where cook out weather lasts almost all year long, a barbecue is a long term family investment. You’ll want something reliable, that isn’t an eyesore on your backyard, and most importantly a grill that evenly and efficiently cooks your food. If you’re in the market for a new grill there...

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Top 5 Fire Features to Brighten Up Your Yard

on Jun 25, 2013

Natural gas fire features are a great way to brighten up your backyard with light and decor. Here are the top 5 natural gas fire features to consider when designing your back yard: 5. Fire pit: The center of attention that blends the ruggedness of camping with the elegance of comfort. Since man first learned to make fire, it’s served as a symbol of warmth and...

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The Difference between Gas Pipe Plumbing and Traditional Plumbing

on Jan 23, 2013

Gas pipe installation is often referred to as gas pipe plumbing and, in fact, some traditional plumbers are licensed to run gas pipe. But many traditional plumbers in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding areas are not specifically licensed to perform gas pipeline work, and it might be necessary for you to have a fully licensed gas piping contractor. Before you select a...

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Gas Line Installation as Phoenix Economy Rebounds

on Sep 20, 2012

The economy in Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding areas is slowing beginning to rebound, and activity is picking up in construction of new homes and businesses as well as expansion of existing neighborhoods and business complexes. This is great news for those that need gas line piping, gas plumbing, and gas appliances. Reputable gas line companies are ready to...

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DIY Gas Line Installation in Arizona? Consider These Recommendations

on May 23, 2012

Do-It-Yourselfers love the challenges of home projects. There is satisfaction in completing needed upgrades and repairs in your own home. However, few of these projects are as genuinely fraught with danger as installing gas lines, repairing gas pipelines, or installing gas appliances for the first time. Thorough understanding and preparation are important. For the...

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The Location and Installation of Generators

on Feb 27, 2012

Once you have chosen a manufacturer and model of generator, you will next need to consider the location of the installation as well as the skills needed for installation.  Since natural gas and propane gas are excellent fuel sources for generators, you will need to plan for access to the fuel as well. Location of a Standby Generator Standby generators are roughly...

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The Best Wattage and Fuel Supplies for Home Generators

on Jan 24, 2012

There are many different types of backup generators and standby generators to choose from – both different brands and different sizes.  Choosing the right generator in Phoenix and all parts of Arizona means evaluating your specific needs for emergency power.  You will need to clearly understand your needs for wattage while also considering the best available fuel...

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The Features of Generators

on Dec 21, 2011

Backup generators and standby generators vary in features by model and manufacturer.  Determining what features are right for your home or business will help you make a smart buying decision.  Since generators can cost from $2500 to more than $10,000 (product + installation), it is important to know what you need before you shop. First, consider your needs.  Do you...

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The Difference between Standby Generators and Backup Generators

on Oct 20, 2011

In our on-going series to answer questions about generators, this article will focus on the difference between standby generators and backup generators, as well as their use and effectiveness in Arizona. Both standby generators and backup generators can be useful in a power outage and the specific needs of your home or business should be considered. Standby...

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Everything You Need to Know about Standby Generators and Backup Generators

on Sep 22, 2011

Discussions about generators can be heard more often now. Homeowners and business owners see the sensibility in the option to provide their own power when needed, free from dependence on the utility services of municipalities. At RP Gas, we have been helping Phoenix, Arizona, homeowners and business owners understand the use of standby generators and backup...

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Backup Generators are Gaining in Popularity

on Aug 25, 2011

Recent national and world events have changed the way many Americans plan for the future.  We had been a nation of people who took for granted our electric, natural gas, and water supplies.  Now we realize that the municipalities we rely on have budget and safety struggles of their own.  We discovered that the best defense is a good offense, and we realized that...

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The Beauty of Fire Glass in Fire Features

on May 24, 2011

There is a new level of art designed to give your natural gas fire a gorgeous modern flair. Fireglass, or fire glass, is specially formulated glass crystals for use in natural gas and propane gas fireplaces, fire pits, and fire features.

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