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Topic: Linseed oil
Posted By: Canuck
Subject: Linseed oil
Date Posted: January 09 2017 at 5:33pm
I was reading today that linseed oil is prone to spontaneous combustion, especially linseed oil soaked rags and paper towels. Be careful out there and dispose of these rags and paper towels properly. If anyone here has recommendations on how to dispose of these items safely please share your thoughts with the forum, thanks.

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Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: January 09 2017 at 5:56pm
Well I put them in a metal open top can outside away from the buildings and then burn them on the burn pile !!!


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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 09 2017 at 6:40pm
I thought that as well as I have a burn pile in my back 40.Use them as fire starter in the winter if the wood is damp......

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 09 2017 at 7:12pm
i throw them on the fire as well - do not store them , rags are cheap 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 5:04am
Yes they can just burst into smouldering & even burning, sometimes days later!


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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 7:53am
Put them in the burn barrel when I am done.

Sometime I go back latter and the rags are gone.

Now I know what happen.


I used to think Hoadie took them.

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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 12:19pm
I think the spontaneous combustion of linseed oil rags is more likely if the rags are screwed up in a ball and thrown in the bin. I tend to keep then flattened out, so any heat generated should dissipate easily.

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 1:52pm
Good point.


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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 6:10pm
i agree - no argument , but , is it worth a house fire ? 

i am asking because i experienced my family house fire at my father and mothers home in 1987  - granted it was a car that set fire to the garage but ...once burned always lost , 

i have to say it devastated me more years later for what i lost there , stored for protection , im just this year replacing what i lost , 

not worth the risk in my mind - i rid my home of the rags at once - if i had a remote barrel i might store them except - what would be the point ? i always have T-shirts and towels that im no longer using not to mention socks and such , there is no shortage of rags [go buy some at the DAV and help out our american veterans] again just sayin , 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 10 2017 at 6:51pm
for me..my socks & undergear all (unless coloured) end up as rifle patches, The coloureds end up as rags.

(Never did fiiger out 2 things: #1 - 2 socks went into the dryer, & only 1 comes out?

#2: Howzit that when I was in my puberty, underdrawers last forever...
Now that I'm in my adultery - I'm constantly buying new drawers?? )

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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 3:56am
I agree A Square that it's not worth taking a risk. I will not leave the rags in the house or next to anything that might ignite if they do combust.
Not sure if the type of rag has any influence! (cotton or polyester etc).

Hoadie; as for the sock's disappearing; it's the fairies! they also seem to spend a lot of time messing with my toolbox!


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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 5:28am
Its what washers & dryers live on, socks.
Have you ever noticed its only ever left ones?


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Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 6:56am
I heard that Socks are the Laral stage of wire Coat hangers make sense as socks  vanish and wire coat hangers multiply

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 8:58am
Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

for me..my socks & undergear all (unless coloured) end up as rifle patches, The coloureds end up as rags.

(Never did fiiger out 2 things: #1 - 2 socks went into the dryer, & only 1 comes out?

#2: Howzit that when I was in my puberty, underdrawers last forever...
Now that I'm in my adultery - I'm constantly buying new drawers?? )


Mayber be we should set up a Go Fund Me web page to buy Hoadie drawers?

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 11:23am
Great idea paddy..then I wouldn't hafta worry bout getting the skid-marks out..I'd just buy LOTS & LOTS of new ones!! IN BULK!!

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 7:22pm
add my name - ill take some free drawers - never know when we might need a clean pair , kinda like when your mother told you not to go to an accident in anything but clean ones , 

the only accident i went to was the one without - nurse had a bit of fun with me when cutting off my pants , i had a bit back inviting her to help herself to anything interesting - but as broken up as i was i wuld not have been much help to her that day , those were the days ??? 1972 , there are things i might do over .....just sayin , 


Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 8:20pm
Accidents and underwear .... Boy could I tell ya a good one of me in Turkey and what happened to all but one pair of my Tighty Whities !!  But that would have to be over a couple of beers in person !!!


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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2017 at 10:49pm
You guys are killing me!! LOL

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Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 6:18am
I would have wrote that like it should be, Tighty Brownies .. the Army didnt issue white underwear ... But y'all get the point !!


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"White Rhino"

"Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." --W. C. Fields


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 8:43am
Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Great idea paddy..then I wouldn't hafta worry bout getting the skid-marks out..I'd just buy LOTS & LOTS of new ones!! IN BULK!!


Hoadie, let me look in how to set up Go Fund Me account and I might have to ask for help with other teck know able people.

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 3:43pm
Drawers shud come with a "game-pouch' in the back..just in case, y'know.
(At my age, not all toots are dry ones!! )

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 3:56pm
That all 'depends', Hoadie.

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 5:21pm
Dude, are you saying I'm "dependable"?

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 12 2017 at 5:58pm
Oh very much so! I'm turning 60 in May so thanks for the fair warning about gas vs splatter as I suppose that when I get to be your age I may have experienced that unpleasant scenario several times.

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 13 2017 at 5:06am
Yeah - its strange, that.
Soon as you hit 60..its like you hit a wall. All that gas you been passing seems to add the occasional "mist".

EM - bearassin!

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 13 2017 at 8:50am
Watch out for back blast.

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 13 2017 at 9:02am
It sounds like the GoFundus fer Hoadie is a stitch in time.Evil Smile
This is a better deal though.
https://www.freefunder.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.freefunder.com/


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