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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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Easy Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

on Oct 1, 2020

Taking advantage of energy-saving tips will help you cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) claims that the average expenditure on energy bills each year by US homes is $1,500–2,500 on energy bills, and 45% of that is spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient homes use substantially less energy for...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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