Entries by jheveron

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Rebuilding a Dangerous Kiva Fireplace

Many of the kiva fireplaces in Stam houses, though built to the standards of the 1950’s, have fallen into disrepair. The masonry work, including fireplace thickness, hearth thickness, and hearth extension measure, is not up to current codes.

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Interested in a custom masonry heater for your home?

Justin Bailey recently built this masonry heater in Tesuque, NM. Bailey is one of the only contractors in The Southwest that offers design/build services for this type of fireplace, sometimes called a masonry stove. Bailey, owner of Baileys Chimney, LLC, is New Mexico’s only member of the Masonry Heater Association, an international organization. He attends […]

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Justin Reports From The Chimney Sweeps Guild Conference

Justin Bailey was at the National Chimney Sweeps Guild Conference in Portland, Oregon. April, 2018. Bailey has served as the journalistic reporter for Sweeping Magazine at the conference for the last four years in a row. Bailey had the opportunity at this conference to share his story about his journey to becoming a masonry heater […]

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What you need to know before starting that first fire of the season.

As the winter season heads our way we are ready to get the fires burning again. Here are some great steps to take and things to remember: Starting That First Fire Of The Season? Is Smoke In Your Face? Baileys Chimney, LLC. is a certified Chimney Sweep company. Call us today Santa Fe 505-988-2771 / […]

SAFETY ALERT: Helmets Save Lives.

By Justin Bailey At the 2017 NCSG trade show, Brian Barnhill told me a story about why his supply company, Barnhill Chimney Supply, is selling a line of climbing helmets made by Petzl. I called him up recently and asked if he would go on the record. He agreed, and told me the whole story […]

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SantaFe.com Interviews Justin Bailey

Green Building and Sustainable Development: January 30, 2017 “Kim interviews Justin Bailey, owner of Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning and Repair, northern New Mexico’s premier chimney service company and a proud member of SFAHBA. Look for Justin’s booth at the Santa Fe Home Show March 11/12 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.” Listen to the podcast […]

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Carbon Monoxide, Silent Killer

You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it, but carbon monoxide (CO) can destroy your health or even take your life. A simple molecule, CO is produced by gas or wood burning appliances in your home. It becomes more dangerous in the winter, when your windows and doors are sealed shut and your heaters […]

new folks attended the 2016 NCSG convention

New Attendees: By Justin Bailey 208 new folks attended the 2016 NCSG convention, according to NCSG Program Director Claire Rutledge. I decided to speak with a few of them. Two of them were Javen Martinez and Nicholas Graham, certified sweeps with my Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair in New Mexico. We got a photo of […]

Industry Technology Panel

General Panel Discussion: Industry Technology Panel by Justin Bailey The Industry Technological Panel discussion at the 2016 National Chimney Sweeps Guild Convention in Orlando, FL featured several of the leading figures in the industry. As I sat down in my usual place in the front row and set up my computer to take notes, somebody […]