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What is Blue Stake?

Posted by 7:07 am in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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 Stake, performs excavation information services and stakeholder education designed to provide for public safety and underground equipment damage prevention in accordance with the...

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PLEASE research your contractor before you hire!

Posted by 10:28 am in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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 successful natural gas installation business on a few basic principles that pretty much sums up to do the job right and safe the first time, for a fair price and treat our customers and...

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Arizona Corporation Commission Pipeline Inspections

Posted by 8:49 am in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips

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 the ACC is to prevent injuries and deaths that can be associated with the installment and use of gas pipelines. When it comes to installing natural gas in your facility or...

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What is Cathodic Protection?

Posted by 8:51 am in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Propane Gas

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

Posted by 8:08 am in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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

Posted by 10:57 am in Business Benefits, Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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

Posted by 3:21 pm in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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

Posted by 2:35 pm in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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?

Posted by 2:28 pm in Critical Safety Tips, Homeowner Tips, Natural Gas, Propane Gas

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!

Posted by 10:19 pm in Company News

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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