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What is Cathodic Protection?

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 more easily corroded “sacrificial metal”. The active, sacrificial method acts as an anode and the protected metal becomes a cathode. This means that the sacrificial...

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Natural Gas Emergency Response Team

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 emergencies. Our goal is to dispatch our team as quickly as possible with the right tools and the right expertise to be able to complete the repairs in a timely manner to get our...

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Natural Gas Installations – New Construction vs. Retrofitting

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 installation normally ends, at the foundation of the structure. At the end of the underground gas piping, at the building foundation, the natural gas provider will install a gas meter....

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Gas Line Installations, Repairs and Inspections

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 wanting to connect a gas cooktop or a gas clothes dryer, it is important to reach out to a licensed professional for the installation. If a faulty furnace or other gas-fueled...

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Take Proper Precautions When Digging or Completing Home Improvement Projects

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 PM MST By Steve Krafft PEORIA, ARIZONA – The family of a 21-year old woman burned when her house exploded is speaking out. The woman and a man were inside the home near 79th...

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Who regulates natural gas and liquid propane industry?

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 propane industry. Each one of these agencies has hundreds of laws, rules and regulations to protect and regulate the natural gas and liquid propane industry. 1. US Environmental...

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RP Gas Piping News Flash: Congratulations to Chris Manning!

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 Journeyman license and supervising the work of Apprentices. As a Journeyman’s Gas Pipe Fitter, Chris can design, install and maintain all gas piping systems in both residential and...

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My New Backyard with Natural Gas

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 can help you transform your backyard. Pool/Spa Heaters: While an electric heater on average takes about 24-hours to heat a pool/spa, a gas pool heater will do the same in about half...

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

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 retirement savings account and making a commitment towards saving for the future. 401(k) plans are one of the best ways to save for retirement. With many different types of plans, an...

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What do you do if you find an abandoned underground propane tank on your property?

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 company that is still in business, contact that company and request the tank be removed. It is their property and you should not have any removal expense. Option B: Contact RP Gas...

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