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What are the Hidden Dangers of Gas Lines?

on Jun 3, 2021

You’ve probably heard about horrific instances of gas line fires and explosions which make the news. Even though these fires can be disastrous, fortunately, they are uncommon. Still, if you are in a home or business powered by natural gas, there are some precautions you can take to protect yourself against possible dangers resulting from gas lines. About Gas Line...

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What Happens During a Gas Line Inspection

on Dec 3, 2020

If you rely on natural gas to power your Arizona RV or apartment property, the AZCC requires that you get an annual gas line inspection that meets specific state regulations. All homeowners are also required to get regular inspections. Here’s what you need to know about gas pipe safety and inspections. About Natural Gas in the Home Pipelines deliver gas to our homes...

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How to Check for Gas Line Leaks in Your Home

on Nov 5, 2020

Could you tell if you had a gas line leak? Fortunately, serious gas leaks in the home aren’t that common. But when it comes to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones, you don’t want to take any chances. Keep reading to learn how to detect and prevent gas line leaks in your home. About Natural Gas The U.S. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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