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Old 04-26-2022, 12:41 PM
AzMedic AzMedic is offline
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Default PSA - Linseed Oil Flammability

Recent structure fire in Arizona on 4/25/2022 --- https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/li...id=hplocalnews

previous PSA on Boiled Linseed Oil:

and a reminder - "working smoke alarms saved the residentsí lives" - check those detectors and change out the batteries regularly
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:05 PM
BSAGuy BSAGuy is offline
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Glad nobody got hurt. That was a heck of a fire. You gotta wet them rags.
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Old 05-04-2022, 06:17 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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I've personally seen three houses burn to the ground from people using linseed oil on their new decks and tossing the rags in a trash can. One in a garage plastic trash can, one in a trash can sitting on the new deck and the other, when I was a kid, in a can placed in the water heater closet (duh, on the last one).

All my rags go in a water filled bucket until trash day and are put in the trash soaking wet inside a zip lock.
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Old 05-05-2022, 12:37 AM
GGaskill GGaskill is offline
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Or you can hang the rags on the clothes line until dry. The heat comes from the oil catalyzing but if not in an insulating pile, it will be dispersed into the air.
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:32 PM
TW56 TW56 is offline
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I usually just put them in my Weber grill and burn them up.
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Old 05-29-2022, 08:02 AM
Sheeple Fighter Sheeple Fighter is offline
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I throw mine outside my garage door in the rocks and get them wet. let them set for a week or so and then dump. just did this yesterday. Was working on some garand stock pencil holders for the boys yesterday afternoon.
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