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Old 04-12-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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So yeah... I'm an idiot...


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I can vouch for that!
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:41 PM   #3
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i can vouch for that!
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Lesson learned, Your not the 1st & won't be the last.

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Old 04-12-2017, 04:47 PM   #5
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Wow, I'd say you're very lucky.....that everything didn't burn down!
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Thanks for the reminder...........unfortunately at your expense.
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Wow!!!!I'm surprised that the complete garage wasn't engulfed. Someone was looking out for someone that day.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:54 PM   #9
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Wow!!!!I'm surprised that the complete garage wasn't engulfed. Someone was looking out for someone that day.
It literally makes no sense. None at all...
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Crazy indeed and also very lucky. I swear I saw a thread on used oil rag disposal last week...any idea what the source of ignition was?
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It literally makes no sense. None at all...
How much other combustible material was contained within the waste container?
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Crazy indeed and also very lucky. I swear I saw a thread on used oil rag disposal last week...any idea what the source of ignition was?
According to the fire marshal, chemistry.

The Linseed oil was on two rags - both were wrinkled up and thrown away. Linseed oil builds heat, mixes with oxygen, and combusts on its own.
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How much other combustible material was contained within the waste container?
I don't remember having anything else combustible. There might have been a used up bottle of brake cleaner, but I'm not 100% sure. I took out the trash the day before.

I do know there were some amazon boxes and some packaging inside... as well as a bunch of paper towels with windex on them.
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I can see how that can happen, I have a long list of shit I did dumber than that.
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Holy crap I had no idea. I guess that's the part in your video where the instructions recommend used rags to be submersed in water. I thought that was overkill but now that you mention that apparently not.

I suppose a proper metal waste disposal with lid would be a good pickup but even then O2 could get in. This idea of spontaneous combustion is a freaky thing to think about...sucks what happened but certainly a good wake up call and thanks for sharing. I know I certainly learned something today.
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Wow, you sure dodged a bullet there, that is as close to total disaster as you can get. I am glad you are okay, in the end, it is all stuff, and unlike people, stuff is replaceable. Maybe it is time for a thread on metal trash cans for flammable stuff. I know I have oily and greasy paper towels and rags in my garage, too. That is the usual by-product of working on things in the garage. I am removing that trash right now. Thanks for the video and the heads up.
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You my friend are one lucky SOB! That got me to thinking...I'm installing a smoke detector this weekend.
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I don't remember having anything else combustible. There might have been a used up bottle of brake cleaner, but I'm not 100% sure.
I believe I heard 'said' bottle of brake cleaner exploding at one point.
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I believe I heard 'said' bottle of brake cleaner exploding at one point.
Yep, I could have sworn it went out with the trash earlier, but it's the only thing I can imagine exploding like that.
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You must be living right. If it has anything but water or glass cleaner on it, it goes to the stand alone trash can outside.
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