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A Phoenix-area resident’s guide to project permits

on Nov 20, 2018

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 Blue Stake?

on Oct 31, 2018

Blue Staking is the act of marking underground infrastructure and facilities, such as electric, gas,  water, telephone and cable lines, to prevent them from being damaged during any digging or excavation activities. It is a state law that all underground facilities must be marked before any digging or excavation starts. Arizona 811, previously known as Arizona Blue...

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PLEASE research your contractor before you hire!

on Oct 17, 2018

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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Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Inspections

on Oct 3, 2018

What is the Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline safety inspection and why is it important to your facility or community? The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is a government agency that’s role is to enforce state and federal regulations, as well as to provide information and guidance to pipeline operators to ensure safe operations. The big idea behind...

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What is Cathodic Protection?

on Sep 20, 2018

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. Corrosion is a natural process that can cause costly damage for your business or residence. Cathodic protection is a simple method of protection that works by connecting the metal that we want to protect to a...

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Natural Gas Emergency Response Team

on Sep 5, 2018

RP Gas Piping is one of Arizona’s most qualified and efficient Natural Gas Contractors with a natural gas emergency response 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 responding to natural gas...

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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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RP Gas Piping News Flash: Congratulations to Chris Manning!

on Jun 4, 2014

RP Gas Piping of Arizona takes great pleasure in announcing and congratulating Chris Manning. He is a certified “Journeyman’s Gas Pipe Fitter.” A Journeyman is a person skilled in an area of work covered by PBCC, Section 119 with sufficient work experience and code knowledge to pass the Journeyman test. The Journeyman is capable of performing work covered by their...

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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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RP Gas Piping Rolls Out a New 401(k) Plan

on Apr 23, 2014

Congratulations to RP Gas Piping on rolling out their new 401(k) plan for it’s employees! Under the new plan, retirement savings contributions are provided by RP Gas Piping and deducted from the employee’s paycheck before taxation. Meaning all contributions are tax deferred until the money is withdrawn during retirement. Therefore, each employee is creating a...

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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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RP Gas provides APS with Propane Power

on Aug 14, 2013

Arizona’s leading electric company, Arizona Public Service (APS), is utilizing Propane for a stable backup power source.  RP Gas was called to provide the installation of high capacity propane systems at 7 APS substations throughout Arizona. These substations are the electrical hubs that transform and distribute power to homes and businesses across our communities....

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Fueling the Future; R P Gas helps Luke AFB prepare for F-35 fighter jets

on Jul 23, 2013

The new F-35 fighter jets are flying to The Valley, and R P Gas is pleased to be part of the welcoming party. The F-35 Lightening II, which comes in three variants, will be the future of the U.S. tactical air support for decades. Glendale’s own Luke Air Force Base will be transformed into a training facility for these new jets, and R P Gas is excited to be assisting...

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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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RP Gas Piping Handles All Types of Gas Pipe Installation in Arizona

on May 7, 2013

RP Gas Piping’s years of experience have helped them become one of the premier gas pipe line contractors in Phoenix and all of Arizona. For the gas piping needs of homes, businesses, and public spaces, RP Gas Piping has completed all types of gas pipe installation throughout the AZ. Natural Gas and Natural Gas PVC Sleeving Natural gas as a fuel supply is one of the...

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Natural Gas PVC Sleeving for Natural Gas Line Addition

on Mar 6, 2013

Running a natural gas pipeline to a new or existing home or business is a smart upgrade to any property; natural gas is a clean, efficient, cost-effective fuel source with many benefits. Gaining in popularity in Arizona, a method of gas line installation known as “natural gas PVC sleeving” aids in adding natural gas now or as preparation for installation in the...

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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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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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Chefs Prefer Cooking with Natural Gas

on Jun 25, 2012

Natural gas cooking appliances, ranges and ovens, are preferred by professional chefs for their even heat, infinitely variable temperature control, and instant on/off capability. Today’s savvy home cooks in Phoenix, Arizona are looking to achieve those same results, and a natural gas range makes cooking at home similar to a professional experience. Natural gas...

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