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EPA Phase 2

The Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA for short has been working on reducing pollution since 1970. Their efforts to protect the environment have led their attention to help reduce the emissions from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. These efforts were implemented in two phases the most recent being phase 2 which was implemented in 2015. […]

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Seasonal Fireplace Usage Tips

During the colder months of the year, a Fireplace is a necessity for many people. A fireplace supplements heat, saving money on energy bills and adds aesthetics to a home. Fireplaces bring joy to those who have and use them. However, they can also be dangerous if they are not used correctly. A common problem […]

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Advantages of Outdoor Brick Fireplaces

Having an outdoor brick fireplace used to be seen as something of a luxury, but with costs actually falling now, it is a home improvement which is becoming far more popular these days. We all strive somehow to enhance and increase our available living space and this becomes more important as our families grow larger and […]

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Modular Outdoor Fireplaces

Firstly, you may ask, “What is a modular outdoor fireplace?” A modular fireplace consists of a number of components which are assembled together to form the fireplace itself. They are normally comprised of two vertical sides and a back on top of which is placed the horizontal lintel, also known as the frieze or headstone. Above the […]

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Masonry Fireplaces Compared to Metal Fireplaces

At Mason-Lite, an expert team with over a century of experience in the fireplace building industry provides homeowners, architects, and builders with top quality masonry fireplaces.  One distinct advantage Mason-Lite offers is ability for consumers and builders to construct indoor and outdoor fireplaces via professional-grade masonry fireplace kits at a fraction of the cost of hand-built options. […]

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What Are Included in Modular Fireplace Kits

If you are considering adding a fireplace to your home, you should explore options for modular fireplace kits. These easy-to-install kits are perfect for use by consumers and professional builders alike. You can find a comprehensive selection of modular wood-burning and gas-burning fireplace kits for both indoor and outdoor use from Mason-Lite, a premier provider of fireplace […]

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Rumford Fireplace

Rumford fireplaces have been an enduring staple of fireplace design for over two centuries. Today, the masonry experts at Mason-Lite have chosen to honor this classic style by offering accessories to help homeowners, businesses, and builders construct Rumford fireplaces, along with custom design opportunities. If you are interested in top-quality fireplace with timeless appeal, you can […]

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Wood Burning in the US

Having a wood burning fireplace in a home or building is a long-standing tradition.  As a result, many home and business owners desire to have fireplace which burns wood in their environments to provide both warmth in cold months and comforting ambiance. However, in the United States, several local municipalities have specific legal requirements to […]

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Firebrick Panels

At Mason-Lite, we want our customers to be able to enjoy their fireplace for years to come. To ensure the longevity of your fireplace all of our units require a firebrick liner. The firebrick liner creates a safer more reliable fireplace. By working as a shield to protect your fireplace unit from dangerous temperatures the […]

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Difference between air-cooled pipe and insulated pipe

Air-cooled pipe Dura chimney II “DuraChimney II is tested and listed for continuous operation at 1000°F flue gas temperatures, one hour at 1400°F and ten-minutes at 1700°F, in accordance with the UL 103 test standard.” “DuraChimney II is designed to stay cool on the outside, to provide a hot draft on the inside and to […]

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Mason-Lite Advantages

What are Some of the Advantages of Choosing a Masonry Fireplace? No matter if you are a first-time homeowner or operate a successful business, there are many advantages to installing a lightweight and cost-effective modular masonry fireplace in your space. We here at Masonry Fireplace Industries, Inc. specialize in providing our clients with top-quality masonry fireplace […]

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Pizzas Across America

Just as our family roots are often exposed by a regional accent or devotion to a specific sports team, many people are steadfast in their affection for the style of pizza that represents their hometown or state. For instance, you may be hard-pressed to convince someone from Illinois that a classic New York-style pizza is […]

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History of Fireplace Design

The fireplace is one element that continues to carry an incredible amount of practical and sentimental value in American and European residential architecture today. After all, how many holiday photos feature the family fireplace in the background? The form and function of the fireplace has evolved over the centuries, even being shaped by politics at […]

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Outdoor Masonry Fireplace Design Ideas

A fireplace can boost the appeal of any patio, garden, or outdoor living area. If you desire acustom-built look that complements your design aesthetic, you should explore options for outdoor masonry fireplaces. Traditionally, these style of fireplaces feature brick or stone andare built onsite, often using outdoor masonry fireplace kits. They offer you great design flexibility as […]

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Advantages of Prefab Outdoor Fireplaces

Many homeowners are choosing to create outdoor living or entertainment spaces with fireplaces as the focal point. One way to reap the benefits of having an outdoor fireplace while keeping your costs in check is select prefab outdoor fireplace kits, which allow for quick installation. Getting to know the key benefits of prefab outdoor fireplaces helps ensure you […]

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