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How Often Should My Cathodic Protection System Be Checked?

on Nov 13, 2022

Have you ever heard the term cathodic protection system? If you’re like many people, you probably don’t think about it very often – if at all. But the truth is, cathodic protection systems require regular maintenance and monitoring to function properly. After all, cathodic protection or CP is the most popular way to protect your underground propane tank...

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What to Do if You Have a Propane Tank Leak

on May 19, 2022

If you think you have a propane tank leak, it is critical to quickly take the proper steps to prevent damage, injury, or even death. When a propane tank leak occurs, even the slightest ignition can cause an explosion. If exposed to propane in high concentrations, it can be difficult or impossible to breathe. If you believe you have a propane leak, leave the area and...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Right Green Energy Choice: Propane

on Jun 24, 2011

“Going green” with your energy choices means looking for environmentally friendly solutions that are also affordable and dependable.  The environmental advantages of propane gas make this an especially good fuel choice that also offers cost savings.  The energy industry considers propane gas and propane storage tanks to be one of the most dependable and safe fuel...

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Propane Backup Generators are a Strong Choice

on Feb 9, 2011

From Northeast snowstorms to Midwest tornados to California rolling blackouts, there are many circumstances where owning a backup generator makes a great deal of sense. In Arizona’s widely varied terrain some areas have blizzards, triple digit heat waves, or flash floods. A backup generator to maintain services for your business, home and family can save lives as well as provide comfort.

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Propane Gas Plumbing in Phoenix, Arizona

on Jul 22, 2010

Finding the right gas plumbing company in Phoenix is easy if you remember to look for ESP: Experience, Safety, Planning. While almost any plumber will install propane gas piping, choosing gas pipe plumbers with these three key characteristics can make all the difference in the success of your project.

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Propane is Energy Efficient and “Green”

on Sep 25, 2009

Propane gas is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your home or business and to operate appliances. The environmental advantages alone make this an especially good fuel choice, but when combined with cost savings the choice of propane gas is almost unbeatable. The energy industry considers propane piping system and propane storage tanks to be one of the most dependable and safe supply methods, and delivery arrangements from a local gas company are convenient.

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