Firepit Heights – Which One To Pick

When shopping for a firepit, there are a few things to decide on before you buy.

California Cities Suspend Natural Gas Ban

“Bay Area cities and counties are holding off on enforcing natural gas bans in new buildings following a recent federal ruling.”

CECC Press Conference 4-3-24

Chicago is the latest municipality to contemplate a city-wide restriction on using natural gas in residential buildings. “Dubbed the “Clean and Affordable Building Ordinance” (CABO), this measure would prohibit any new building in Chicago from having a gas hook-up. To help counter this hasty policy decision, HPBA and the Midwest HPBA affiliate have joined a […]

Gas Bans and Fuel Choice

Gas Bans and Bans On Bans You’ve likely seen news about “gas bans”, “ban on bans”, or “fuel choice” passing in and out of state legislatures. Here’s a quick breakdown of what these mean for the fireplace and BBQ industries.

HPBA Retailer of the Year – 2024

Congratulations, Joan! Maschino’s store manager, Joan Nutting, recently won the national Retailer of the Year Award at the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Expo. Keep reading to see what makes the Maschino’s Experience award winning!

Firepit Heights – Which One To Pick

When shopping for a firepit, there are a few things to decide on before you buy.

California Cities Suspend Natural Gas Ban

“Bay Area cities and counties are holding off on enforcing natural gas bans in new buildings following a recent federal ruling.”

CECC Press Conference 4-3-24

Chicago is the latest municipality to contemplate a city-wide restriction on using natural gas in residential buildings. “Dubbed the “Clean and Affordable Building Ordinance” (CABO), this measure would prohibit any new building in Chicago from having a gas hook-up. To help counter this hasty policy decision, HPBA and the Midwest HPBA affiliate have joined a […]

Gas Bans and Fuel Choice

Gas Bans and Bans On Bans You’ve likely seen news about “gas bans”, “ban on bans”, or “fuel choice” passing in and out of state legislatures. Here’s a quick breakdown of what these mean for the fireplace and BBQ industries.

HPBA Retailer of the Year – 2024

Congratulations, Joan! Maschino’s store manager, Joan Nutting, recently won the national Retailer of the Year Award at the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Expo. Keep reading to see what makes the Maschino’s Experience award winning!

Holiday Decorating Around Your Fireplace

Holiday Decorating Around Your Fireplace To have a safe holiday season you need to know how to balance your decorating aesthetic and fire safety rules.

Pet Friendly Plants for Your Patio

Pet Friendly Plants for Your Patio When planning a new patio space, you may be including a garden or decorative potted plants in your space. Here’s a list of options that are both aesthetic as well as pet safe.

How To Light A Vent Free Pilot

How to Light a Vent Free Pilot Light Weather you just need a refresher or have never done it before, this guide will walk you through how to light the pilot on your vent free gas fireplace.

Recreational Fires

7 Rules to Recreational Fires If you’re within Springfield city limits, there are rules to how and where you can burn a wood fire outdoors. Once you’re outside city limits, these seven rules are good guidelines to follow for a safe fire season.

Propane Tank Safety

Propane Tank Safety Whether it’s for your grill or your firepit, Maschino’s suggests having one tank in use and one tank filled for backup but there are rules you should follow when you do that. See how to use and store your tanks below!

Firepit Location Restrictions

Where You Can and Can’t Place A Firepit Firepits are a great addition to your patio but they may not be an option if you don’t have the appropriate clearances for them. Explore the requirements below to make sure your patio plan is safe!

Grill Seasoning Tips

How to Season and Re-Season You Grill The key to perfect grill marks without your food sticking is to have well seasoned grill grates. Here’s how!