04:46PM | 07/08/03
Member Since: 07/07/03
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question for the experts:

if you're finishing the walls of a pine house (built on cinderblocks) with tung oil, is it ok to keep a open garbage can of open and ~empty tung oil containers underneath the house in summer? could such a container spontaneously combust during the summer?

i've read about rag disposal, but i haven't seen much about the actual containers.

thank you to all that have some thoughts on this!!


05:06PM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
rather than take the chance, I will burn them out with a splash of lighter fluid or kero and a rag in each.

Might not be legal in some places to do that tho.


08:17PM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/15/03
9 lifetime posts
Do you have a death wish? This combination contains all the ingredients necessary to burn down your house. Get that stuff outta there and stay safe.


03:43AM | 07/17/03
Member Since: 07/07/03
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actually, the house did burn down, and we're trying to pinpoint the cause... the contractor doing the oiling left the garbage can under the house. apparently, it was his first time working with tung oil.
at 3am, when my dad ran out of the house, it was that can that was on fire, and that quickly quickly spread to the subfloor. an inspector even found sawdust in a piece of the bottom of the garbage can that he found in the ashes.

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