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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…
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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…
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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…

SAFETY ALERT: Helmets Save Lives.

By Justin BaileyAt 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…

Angies List Super Service Award

Bailey's Chimney is the proud recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2016! Thank you to our wonderful customers for all of the positive reviews!
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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…
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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…

new folks attended the 2016 NCSG convention

New Attendees: By Justin Bailey208 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…

Industry Technology Panel

General Panel Discussion: Industry Technology Panel by Justin BaileyThe Industry Technological Panel discussion at the 2016 National Chimney Sweeps Guild Convention in Orlando, FL featured several of the leading figures in the industry.…

After Market Parts For Listed Appliances

After Market Parts For Listed Appliances Referenced in NFPA 211 PanelPanel of Experts: Michael Segerstrom, Eric Adair, Jim Brewer, Randy Brooks, Eugene LaflameModerated by Ashley Eldridge, director of education for CSIAby Justin…
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Veteran Attendee Profile; Andy Raycroft

Veteran Attendee ProfileAndy Raycroft, Alexandria, VARooftop chimney sweepSince 1978When Andy Raycroft went to his first NCSG convention in Chicago in 1979, he didn’t know what a chimney cap was.“The trade show was the…

Pete Luter Innovation Award

by Justin BaileyMajToolMajToolllc@gmail.com570-341-8960Rooffaster.comJames Vieiraby Justin BaileyThere were four contenders for The Pete Luter Innovation Award for the best new product in the chimney industry, sponsored…
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Masonry Heater Association, Annual Meeting

Masonry Heater Association, Annual MeetingMasonry Heater Camp at Wildacres!By Justin BaileyThe Masonry Heater Association of North America (MHA) had its annual meeting at a retreat center called Wildacres in the Blue Ridge Mountains…

My first convention: personal essay

Then and Now I’ve been a certified chimney sweep for years, and a member of the NCSG too on and off. I’ve been getting Sweeping magazine once a month, every now and then I’ve taken advantage of the many discount opportunities available…

Eulogy for John Bordelon

Eulogy for John Bordelon By Justin Bailey I met him at the NCSG convention in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2014. It was my first chimney sweeps’ convention and I didn’t know anyone. I found myself sitting next to Mr. Bordelon during the…

Introduction to Masonry Heaters

Introduction to Masonry Heaters with Chris Priorby Justin BaileyOne of the most beloved and admired members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild isn’t actually a chimney sweep. Legendary mason Chris Prior, inventor of the Prior Fire…

Press Release: Masonry Heater Association Volunteer work

For Immediate Release: For more information contact Justin Bailey 5757707769, or email to baileyschimney@gmail.com What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.Local chimney sweep and business owner Justin Bailey spent the first…

Working on a Historic Building

Early in December we installed chimney liners in two chimneys at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. Mabel was a patron of the arts who married a Taos Pueblo tribal member, Tony Lujan, and brought lots of important people to Taos. The windows…

Thank You

By Justin BaileyAt Bailey's Chimney Cleaning and Repair, September of 2014 revenues showed growth of 135 percent over September 2013. That means we doubled, and then some. This amazing growth is due to our fantastic team of technicians, to…

Counting Blessings, and Making A Difference

Counting BlessingsBy Justin BaileyWe are blessed with a growing, successful business that provides our customers with the best services available in our industry.The members of our team feel fortunate, and we count our blessings every…