Prop 65

August 30, 2018

In accordance with the State of California, Fireplace Doors Online is advising consumers of special warnings for products that contain chemicals above certain threshold levels per California Proposition 65.


  • The general Proposition 65 notice is as follows:
    • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Proposition 65 notice for brass components is as follows:
    • WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Proposition 65 notice for risk of carbon monoxide (CO) including fire pit appliances, burners with valve kits, and individual burners is as follows:
    • WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide (CO), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Proposition 65 notice for wood products is as follows:
    • WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding, or machining wood products generates wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Use a respirator or other safeguards to avoid inhaling wood dust.
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Vent Free Fireplaces

August 8, 2017

Vent Free fireplaces are growing in popularity across the United States. Just some of the advantages of a Capo Artisan Series Vent Free fireplace include:

    • No chimney expense
    • Ability to add a fireplace in areas that vented fireplaces would not allow (ex. Below a window)
    • Reduced BTU expenditure (less gas usage=lower monthly gas bill)
    • More radiant heat in your living space
    • Reduced installation time to its’ wood burning fireplace equivalent (under two hours)
    • Outdoor fireplace applications allowing for an unobstructed view

The U.S. Fireplace regulations are constantly changing by state, as well as by city. Be sure to check your local building codes to confirm the proper, safe and legal installation for a Vent Free Fireplace in your area.

Capo Artisan Series designed our Vent Free fireboxes to have a small dome above the opening to give the illusion of a chimney above the unit. This design is beneficial for fireplaces with a raised hearth and gives you the negative space that a standard vented fireplace unit would show. For those who are very short on space we do offer a flat top version as well.

Please see our attached brochure for more information on Capo Artisan Series Vent Free Fireplaces.

Vent Free Brochure

Vent Free System Specs

2017 Capo Artisan Series Photo Contest

May 11, 2017

The wait is over and the results are in! The winner of the 2017 Capo Artisan Series photo contest is Western Fireplace Supply in Avon, CO. Western Fireplace Supply installed the beautiful custom Capo Artisan Series see through fireplace shown below. These photos show how versatile custom Capo Artisan Series fireplaces are. The fixed glass on the back side of the see through fireplace allows the fireplace to function as a single sided fireplace in regards to the draw/ draft of the fireplace. In adding this fixed glass the venting required for the unit is drastically reduced. We would like to thank Western Fireplace Supply again for their great installation of this unit and for providing this great photo. We would also like to thank all other submissions for this years contest. We will be posting all of this years entries in our gallery page at shortly. We strive to show our product in finished form for our customers and we could not do that without the help of our trusted dealers and distributors.


Capo Artisan Series B-Vent Fireplace Options

June 9, 2015

When considering a gas-log fireplace for your home or business, look to Capo Fireside (Mason-Lite).

Mason-Lite, a leader in pre-fabricated modular fireplace kits, offers an array of gas log fireplaces to meet your personal needs, starting with the B-Vent gas-burning series modular masonry firebox kit.

The concept of the B-vent fireplace, also known as atmospherically-vented, or natural-draft, grew out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act laws regulating wood stoves, which first went into effect in 1988. Natural gas and propane fireplaces provide the benefits of a wood-burning fireplace, but with far lower emissions. As concerns for air quality increased, and rules, regulations and restrictions regarding wood-burning fireplaces became more prevalent, popularity in natural gas and propane fireplaces has grown.

Capo Artisan Series modular masonry gas fireplaces are designed for those who desire the convenience of a real fireplace for those special occasions, like dinner parties, and intimate gatherings with friends and family, but without the mess and hassle that comes with a wood-burning fireplace, and without having to collect and store stacks of firewood.

And with a Capo Artisan Series gas log fireplace, there’s no such thing as a “no-burn” restriction.

The Capo Artisan Series B-vent series of gas log systems offers an array of benefits and safety features. The B-vent system relies on a natural draft system and specially designed pipe to automatically carry combusted gases out of the home. Ventilation occurs naturally and doesn’t require electricity, thus improving safety.

Each unit is to be paired with a listed B-Vent chimney system, designed to protect both chimney and structure from fire and to be low-maintenance. We recommend chimney systems that meet UL 441 as well as UL 1777 requirements for residential factory-built, gas-burning chimneys.

Each Capo Artisan Series unit (MGFP39-MGFP49) comes with a standard 10-inch flue hole attaches to an anchor plate for your B-vent chimney system. Our MGFP43ST model comes with a standard 12 inch flue. B-vent chimney’s size makes it perfect for projects with reduced framing requirements.

Why go with a Capo Artisan Series B-vent system? For one, Mason-Lite’s combined 100-plus years of experience means we keep up to date on all local, state and federal requirements for safety and air quality protection. Our units meet EPA and current building codes for both indoor and outdoor construction. All Capo Artisan Series B-Vent fireplace systems are independently tested to pass the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Z 21.50 gas fireplace safety standards when installed to manufacturer instructions for safe operation.

Capo Artisan Series B-Vent natural gas masonry fireplace systems provide the warm glow of a real wood fire. The fireplaces burn more cleanly, with lower outputs of carbon monoxide and other pollutants and particulate matter, than their wood-burning counterparts.

Capo Artisan Series also recognizes the added value of installing a gas fireplace in a new or existing home, and can customize your fireplace to give it an authentic look and feel of real wood. Our systems can be retro-fitted to fit your existing fireplace.

All Capo Artisan Series fireplaces kits are made in the U.S.A. Modular, pre-cast systems are light weight, which means lower shipping and handling costs and more affordable pricing. Because they are made of light-weight materials, Capo Artisan Series fireplaces are easy to install, and can be installed on multiple levels of the home or office with minimal reinforcement.

Capo Artisan Series offers three sizes – the 39-inch and 44-inch models offering 65,000 BTUs; and the 49-inch with an output of 80,000 BTUs. Capo Artisan Series B-vented series includes an RH Peterson “RealFyre” gas log set, designed to replicate the natural beauty of wood, with remote control.

Capo Artisan Series can also provide custom B-Vent Modular masonry fireplace for your special fireplace needs. Please visit for more information and a quote.

Capo Artisan Series recommends you always maintain a reliable carbon monoxide detector in the home or office, regardless of what type of fireplace you use.

For more questions regarding which fireplace is right for you, call 844-254-CAPO, visit our website at, or find us on Facebook.

Whatever questions you have, Capo Artisan Series has the answer.

By Tamie Meck

June 9, 2015

PureBurn EPA Phase 2 Qualified Wood Burning Fireplace

April 7, 2015

Attention Capo Artisan Series Customers,

We are proud to announce that, with the use of our PUREBURN system, we have the cleanest burning Masonry Fireplace which exceeds the EPA Phase 2 qualifications. With air quality regulations becoming more and more restrictive we felt that we needed to produce a clean burning fireplace. That is exactly what we have done.

Our units surpassed the competition, releasing only 2.4 g/kg of particulates – the lowest test of any modular masonry fireplace to date. Our units work through a specially designed burner system that assists the word-burning process with (33,000 Btus) of natural gas or propane. With the assistance of our burner system your masonry fireplace will burn cleaner than ever before. Not to mention we have done it all without the use of a catalytic converter or glass doors that most of the competition requires.

Without requiring a catalytic converter, we reduce the cost per unit and also save time and money on installation charges. In addition, units with catalytic converters require mandatory maintenance and/or replacement over the life of the fireplace. With our PUREBURN units you are free of any problems associated with catalytic converters.

We displayed our unit at the 2015 HPBA show in Nashville. We received a lot of interest from customers in areas where EPA Phase 2 applies as well as areas that it is supposed to grow to be in. Currently we have tested our 44″ unit which will work with both the AS44 and AS 49. We are scheduled to test our remaining standard units this summer!

Below is our PUREBURN brochure link as well as a photo of the unit from the HPBA 2015 show.


Breathe Easy

February 16, 2015

Capo Artisan Series wood-burning models exceed EPA guidelines

When installing a new fireplace or replacing an existing one, the last thing homeowners want is to wade through the myriad bureaucratic levels of local, state, regional and federal clean air standards for home fireplace safety and emissions. Capo Fireside, makers of Capo Artisan Series pre-cast modular masonry fireplace systems since 2005, utilizes more than 100 years of combined experience to take the worry out of fireplace installation and replacement. They understand the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, thus ensuring that your fireplace meets or exceeds EPA Phase 2 guidelines. After all, when you’re curled up in front of the fireplace enjoying the warmth and the crackling sounds of burning wood, the last thing on your mind is air quality.

Capo Fireside strives to keep pace with changes in the industry and in emission standards and guidelines and have introduced the Pureburn line of home wood-burning units. All models meet or exceed EPA Phase 2 standards for residential fireplaces, giving you years of worry-free use. Our products are independently tested by the PFS Corporation testing agency to meet or exceed the EPA’s guidelines and National Fire Protection Association standards. Capo Artisan Series clean burning masonry fireplaces also meet UL 127 listed standards when installed according to manufacturer instructions.

Numerous studies have identified wood smoke as containing fine particles that can pose potentially serious public health risks. The Clean Air Act of 1970 has cut air pollution even as populations have risen. Yet today, according to the EPA, wood smoke from an estimated 12 million fireplaces and wood stoves continues to create significant health risks. In 2007 the EPA created the Burn Wise partnership program to ensure that cleaner outdoor wood-burning units are available to consumers. In October, 2008, the EPA moved to Phase 2 of the Burn Wise program and required that all residential wood-burning units installed after 1988 meet air quality guidelines.

Capo Artisan Series Pureburn fireplaces are designed to pass or surpass current air quality standards without the use of a catalytic converter, which can require mandatory annual maintenance and costly replacement during the life of the fireplace. Capo’s gas-assisted component eliminates the need for costly catalytic converters, thus reducing unit costs and installation time. In addition, Pureburn units have tested to 2.6 g/kg of emissions, placing them below voluntary EPA Phase 2 emission levels of 5.1 g/kg and making them more efficient that GreenTech Solutions Isokern units, once considered the industry gold standard.

The EPA Burn Wise program also emphasizes the importance of lowering emissions through education on proper wood-burning practices through simple changes to their fire-starting and -burning routines Suggestions include choosing the best types of wood for burning, burning only well-seasoned wood that has been split properly, maintaining consistently hot fires, and using proper wood storage practices. (Visit for more tips and ways to maintain a safe-burning fireplace.)

Homebuyers will pay extra for a fireplace, considered by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association to be among the top three desired features requested by new home buyers (1). Capo Artisan Series Pureburn units can result in savings of up to 50 percent over hand-built masonry fireplaces. Capo Artisan Series concrete fire boxes are the lightest in in their class in terms of weight and highest in terms of heat-resistant strength. Because of our lightweight design, Capo Artisan Series Pureburn units can be installed throughout multi-level homes.

Capo Artisan Series fireplace systems can be installed indoors our outdoors and accommodate wood, natural gas and propane gas systems. We design our units with safety in mind and all of our systems comply with UL 127 and UL 103 chimney component standards for factory-built fireplaces installation. They also come with a 10-year limited warranty. Our easy, “no-mess installation” means faster completion time and results in lower installation costs.

Capo Fireside will custom build units to your specifications. We also offer gas-burning fireplaces, vent-free fireplaces, fire pits, the Toscana wood-fired pizza oven, and masonry accessories. For more information on bringing the beauty and warmth of a clean-burning fireplace into your home or business, visit or call 844-254-CAPO. We can also be found at,, or follow us at

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By Tamie Meck

January, 2015

Product Update

August 20, 2014

Attention Capo Artisan Series Customers,

Over the years we have had many inquiries pertaining to offering certain complementary products. We are excited to present some new additions to our Capo Artisan Series Price-list that we feel will really benefit the sales of our products.

First, We are proud to announce that our “Pure-Burn” EPA Phase II Fireplace is coming on to the market. Currently we are offering the burner and grate system to be retrofitted into our AS44. For more information on this unit please contact us.

Second, We have added additional products to our Accessories and Dampers. We have added the see-thru air kit (ASST-AK) for both see-through units as well as custom units with square sides. We have added our new arch for use with the AS63 (AS-ARC63). We are also expanding our cast iron dampers to include all of our standard sizes (33″-63″). Note: The AS-CC56 is a custom made damper.

Third, We have added our both our Masonry Chimney Cap  as well as our Fire Ring Cap (AS-CAP) to the second page. Our masonry chimney cap acts as a spark arrestor as well as a rain/debris shield for our masonry chimney systems. The fire ring cap was added because our Unfinished Fire Ring does not include a cap because the customer has the option of using their own finishing material.

Lastly, We have added the Roof Radiation Shield (##DCA-RRS) as well as the Attic Insulation Shield (##DCA-IS) under the DuraChimney packages. We have found these to be very beneficial to the chimney systems.

These changes will take effect in September. Please contact us with any questions you may have about these changes.

New Factory Update!

July 3, 2014

Attention Capo Artisan Series Customers,

We are excited to announce that we have successfully moved the location of our production facility. A few of you may have experienced our extended lead times during our moving process. We apologize for an inconvenience this may have caused but it was truly unavoidable. Now that we are fully moved, you will see our lead times lowering back to before the move. With our new factory layout, we have the potential to have even lower lead times than ever before!
We have also invested in new tooling and equipment to improve our quality.



Top 4 Reasons to Choose A Corner Wood Burning Fireplace.

June 3, 2014

A fireplace can be an appealing addition to any room, home, or business. However, some people find that a traditional, flat-front style fireplace does not meet their needs. As a result, more people are installing corner space-saving wood burning fireplaces in their dwellings or businesses.

Capo Artisan Series specializes in all sizes and styles of fireplaces, including smaller units that tuck neatly in a corner. Our team of fireplace experts can listen to your space needs and help you pick the right wood burning fireplace for your business or home.

We are always happy to learn from our readers.

  • What factors motivated you to choose a corner fireplace?
  • What are the advantages of a corner wood burning design?

Reason #1: Enjoy Fireplace Ambiance and Comfort Anywhere

Do you live in a condominium, narrow town house, or older home? In these dwellings, and many others, floor space is limited. If your rooms have a small footprint, you may think installing a wood burning fireplace is not a good option for you. However, a corner wood burning unit can fit comfortably in any vacant corner.

Even if you have large rooms, you can consider subdividing them into cozy seating or reading areas, accented with a corner fireplace. You can have all the furniture and floor space you need, while having the relaxing comfort of a crackling fire to warm your loved ones on cold days.

Reason #2 Save Floor Space

A traditional flat-front fireplace takes up a lot of floor and wall space. This style, while very classic, can limit your ability to add furniture or decorations to accent your room. A corner wood burning fireplace is the best option when space is a premium. It takes up very little wall space and does not project as far out into your room.

Before you build a corner-style fireplace, or any fireplace, you need to consider your room layout carefully. You need to contemplate more than just the size of the fireplace unit itself. Think about normal traffic flow through the room. Be sure your fireplace location is at least 36 inches from any combustible wall that lacks protection. If you add a wall protector, you may be able to reduce the clearance to 12 inches. Also, you should plan for a non-combustible hearth extension on the front and side of the unit. In addition, you might want to consider devoting space to wood and fire-tending tool storage for added convenience.

Reason #3 Add Style to Your Interior Design

Corner fireplaces are rapidly growing in popularity. Those with interior decorating flair recognize the value of space-saving wood burning corner fireplaces. A corner set up leaves more wall space open for furniture. They can also provide essential warmth to a room. Because of their compressed size, corner fireplaces can fit in more rooms—such as bathrooms and kitchens.

In many cases, homeowners want their wood burning corner fireplace to be the focal point of their room. In this scenario, adding a mantle or attractive surround can draw attention to a wood burning fireplace in any corner. Savvy home decorators suggest that homeowners can use lighting, artwork, or even an flat screen TV near a small corner fireplace to ensure it rises to focal point status.

Decorating experts recommend that homeowners consider furniture placement layout before installing wood burning fireplace in a corner. Creating a comfortable living space should be the paramount goal. You can achieve this by ensuring the furniture pieces you plan to use most to face the fireplace. Also, consider using area rugs and furniture groupings to match the angle of your wood burning corner fireplace. If you are working with a very small seating space, using lightweight or swivel chairs can create a corner conversation area near your wood burning fireplace that you can reconfigure with ease.

You can also use a corner fireplace to fill out empty spaces in a large room. In addition, if you have a awkward or unbalanced room architecture, a wood burning corner fireplace can help provide a grounded, balanced look.

Reason #4: Create an Inviting Business Environment

Wood burning fireplaces tucked in a corner are not only appealing for a home—they can be great for your business too. Whether a business owner has a professional office or a retail location, having a corner wood burning fireplace can provide a welcoming environment for clients. For example, since a fireplace conjures a home-like feeling, having a corner wood burning fireplace in a medical office can put patients at ease before appointments.

These days, fireplaces are often found in restaurants, since they help patrons relax and enjoy their meal. Wood burning corner fireplaces can also create a soothing mood in salons and other spaces. If you operate any type of business, think of the many benefits a corner wood burning fireplace can bring.

Spark Your Imagination

1If you have an empty corner in your home or business, a wood burning fireplace might be a good decorating choice.  Also, if you have an older model wood burning appliance, such as stove or fireplace, upgrading to a new model is advisable. As the United States Environmental Protection Agency notes, modern wood burning fireplaces are 50% more energy efficient and produce 70% less pollution than older models. Having a wood burning fireplace in your corner not only boosts your room aesthetics, it also makes good economic sense.

When shopping for a corner wood burning fireplace, you should seek top-quality advice. At Capo Artisan Series we have more than 100 years combined experience in the fireplace industry and can provide you with all the information you need. We are recognized as one of the top providers of modular fireplaces—including corner models.

If you already have a corner wood burning fireplace in your home or business, we would love to hear about your experience

  • What helped you choose a corner-style fireplace over a traditional model?
  • What decorating tips do you have for people who want a corner fireplace?

HPBA Show 2014

April 10, 2014

Capo Artisan Series is proud to announce that we had a great time at the HPBA show this year. We would like to thank HPBA for their great hospitality this and every year. Salt Lake City Utah was a breathtaking choice of location for the show.

HPBA 2014 was an outstanding representation of our industry and the key players in it. We would also like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to meet with us. We had a VERY busy schedule in a great way! We were excited to see an increase in attendance from the recent years.

The HPBA Show is always high on our schedule and we look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces next year, as well as new ones. HPBA 2015 here we come!!!

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