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Can Natural Gas Lines Get Clogged and Blocked?

on Jun 4, 2020

In short, yes they can. While gas leaks are more common, just like water lines, natural gas lines can get clogged and blocked for many different reasons, the most common being: Natural substances: Dirt, debris, and especially insects can make their way into gas pipelines through even the smallest spaces. Water: When a natural gas line is buried underground, water...

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9 Ways to Save Money on Your Gas Bill This Summer

on May 7, 2020

The current economic climate has been financially devastating for millions of families. In fact, some 26 million Americans have lost their jobs to COVID-19. With a significantly reduced income, most people are eager to cut costs wherever they can. These nine tips will show you how to save money on your natural gas bill, keeping your costs as low as possible as we...

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Pipe Sizing and Reaming – Done Right!

on Apr 2, 2020

When it comes to installing a new natural gas pipeline system, one of the most critical factors to consider for performance and natural gas safety is the size of the piping used. In this case, one size absolutely does not fit all! The importance of getting gas pipe sizing right. The size of the pipe dictates the amount of gas that can pass through it. Gas pipes must...

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6 Factors to Keep in Mind for a Gas Pipe Installation

on Mar 5, 2020

When it comes to your home, there are few things more important than ensuring that gas pipes are installed correctly. Whether you’ve just moved into an older house or you’re remodeling your existing home, if you find you need to reinstall gas pipes, add new appliances, or design and install a system that will supply multiple appliances such as pool heaters, spa...

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10 tips to keep your energy bill low during the winter

on Feb 6, 2020

Compared to other parts of the country, Arizona is blessed with beautiful hot summers and relatively mild winters.  That being said, it’s not immune to the occasional cold snap when temperatures can reach to almost freezing levels at night. Even during the average winter, nights can drop down to well below 50F.  Many Arizona homeowners choose to heat their homes in...

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Is replacing a furnace with a heat pump a good idea?

on Jan 2, 2020

Furnaces are the most popular residential heating system in the U.S because they are effective, long-lasting, and can warm a house in even the coldest conditions. However, despite their durability, there will eventually come a time that your furnace will need replacing, and it’s worth doing your due diligence and looking into all the available options rather...

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What propane tank size do I need for my home?

on Dec 5, 2019

You’ve weighed up the pros and cons of natural gas vs propane as the heat source for your home and determined that propane will work best for your needs. Great news! Propane is a versatile fuel source that has many uses.  This includes home heating, producing fire, cooking, and cleaning, making it an essential part of a home or commercial establishment. In...

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10 Commonly Asked Questions about Natural Gas

on Nov 7, 2019

  What is natural gas? Natural gas—the earth’s cleanest fossil fuel—is used extensively in residential, commercial and industrial applications, mainly for generating electricity and heat. Natural gas is actually a mixture of gases which are rich in hydrocarbons. However, natural gas is not used in its pure form; before consumption, it must be processed and...

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Propane vs Natural Gas: Differences and Similarities

on Oct 3, 2019

Gas is the number one consumer energy choice for heating homes and businesses. However, the term ‘gas’ is sometimes used without defining if it is natural gas or propane. While both fuels are very similar, they are not identical. There are many differences between the fuel sources, from their source, to physical properties, to costs. Here we dig a bit deeper into...

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Gas safety: Natural gas explosions are too common

on Sep 4, 2019

It’s been almost a year since the September 13, 2018 gas explosion in Boston, MA that killed one person and forced the evacuation of 30,000 people from their homes. The series of explosions and fires affected approximately forty homes. The cause was determined to be excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. Since then, utility...

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Electricity Vs Natural Gas: Which is greener?

on Aug 1, 2019

Do you give much thought to fuel source when installing appliances, upgrading outdoor appliances, or plumbing a new Arizona business or home? Homes require a source of energy for heating, cooling, appliances and more. No means currently exists to generate all our power from renewable sources. That means all the energy used in our homes will have some form of impact...

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Is your backyard summer ready?

on Jul 4, 2019

Are you tired of your drab backyard and pool area that doesn’t quite keep up with the Jones’? It’s not too late to get your backyard into pristine condition. With a little help from RP Gas Piping, you can transform your boring backyard into a beautiful oasis where you can sit and sip a glass of wine while entertaining guests or watching the kids have fun in the...

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Choosing the right outdoor grill for your Arizona home

on Jun 6, 2019

  In Arizona we’re blessed with outdoor grilling weather almost year round. Unlike our northern counterparts, we don’t have to worry about frigid temperatures or snow putting paid to winter patio plans! Summer on the horizon means even more dinners cooked on the outside grill rather than over a hot stove indoors. Outdoor grilling is an Arizona lifestyle. Can...

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Gas Leak: 6 Steps to Safety

on May 2, 2019

A natural gas leak is one of the most dangerous situations Arizona homeowners can face. Even the smallest leak puts your home, your business and your family at risk. Natural gas leaks can lead to fires and explosions, and, if the gas is not burned completely, to carbon monoxide poisoning. Would you know what to do?

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4 Signs You Might Need A Gas Line Repair or Repipe

on Apr 18, 2019

Would you know if a gas line on your property in Arizona needed repair? A defective gas line is a serious concern that can not only affect your home, property, and appliances, but also the health and safety of those living in it—your family.

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Do You Know If You Have Natural Gas Lines On Your Property?

on Apr 4, 2019

Did you know, private/house gas lines after the gas meter on your property or place of business in Arizona are your responsibility to inspect, maintain and repair, not the gas companies? Most homeowners and business owners will be aware of whether or not there is a natural gas supply and meter to their home, but many do not know the number of and where the actual gas lines are located on their property, or if they are underground or above ground.

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3 Reasons It’s Important To Schedule An Annual Inspection Of Your Master Gas Meter

on Mar 5, 2019

Have you had your Natural Gas Master Meter inspected recently in Arizona? Your master meter gas system supplies two or more buildings, or multiple units inside one building. Master meter systems allow a multi-tenant property to bill tenants for individual measured utility usage. Note, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to make any repairs to the...

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What The AZCC Master Gas Meter Policy Means For You

on Feb 19, 2019

There are new policies concerning natural gas master meter systems that may affect you in Arizona. In November 2018 the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to approve and adopt a new policy regarding natural and propane gas master meter systems throughout the state. The policy requires that all master meter systems upgrade their pipes to bring them into compliance...

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4 Reasons You Can Trust RP Gas Piping

on Feb 4, 2019

At RP Gas Piping, we know there are many companies to choose from. And we believe we stand out from the rest. Our commitment to safety, our proven results, and our specialized expertise are just some of the reasons you can trust RP Gas Piping. Still not sure? Well, we’d like to convince you. 1. Specialized Expertise Some companies like to try to do everything. But...

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