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Re: Linseed oil combustion test
By:Brian Nystrom
Date: 9/26/2001, 12:19 pm
In Response To: Re: Linseed oil combustion test (Don Beale)

: Ive always taken others's word for it, that it will ignite. And Ive read of
: several shop fires caused by it. I suppose I could crumple up a rag in the
: wood stove, along with tinder, and check it in the morning to see if it
: went off. Did yours tend to simply ignite, or was there pressure inside
: it? Fire the stove can handle, but explosion is not a good idea...

Rags are porous, so don't see how there could possibly be any pressure buildup.

: I usually drape the rag over the top of the remaining oil, so I can re-use it
: the next day.

As long as it's spread out, it's not a hazard. I don't believe linseed oil gives off any flamable vapors. Spontaneous combustion is caused by heat from the oxidation of the oil (that's how it cures), which is trapped if the rag is wadded up. If the heat is allowed to escape, such as when the rag is spread open, it can never get hot enough to ignite.

Messages In This Thread

Linseed oil combustion test
Brian Nystrom -- 9/25/2001, 4:55 pm
Re: Linseed oil combustion test
John Monfoe -- 9/26/2001, 4:46 am
Re: good way to burn a hay barn!
Don Beale -- 9/27/2001, 6:04 pm
Re: Linseed oil combustion test
Don Beale -- 9/25/2001, 5:50 pm
Re: Linseed oil combustion test
Brian Nystrom -- 9/26/2001, 12:19 pm
Enclosed vapors
Jim -- 9/25/2001, 7:44 pm
Re: Guess I wont do that! *NM*
Don Beale -- 9/25/2001, 7:57 pm
Re: Linseed oil combustion test
Chris Casazza -- 9/25/2001, 5:04 pm
Sure, that will work...
Brian Nystrom -- 9/25/2001, 5:09 pm
Re: Moderation
Chris Casazza -- 9/26/2001, 7:13 am