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11 thoughts on “Oily rags 2: semi-spontaneous insurance scam”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars My True Love is My FR-S says:


  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars noel hutchins says:

    I was under the confirmed impression the linseed-oil composes itself into a polymer after a while, like super-glue when it looses its volatile-solvent it jumps a few degrees during the last part of evaporation; when that hardening and evaporation happens on rags used to finish, left together, they all cure in series, they all jump a few degrees in temperature together, and with a couple dozen, a few-degrees-each makes a fire. Wood-shop problems, not machine-shop-problems.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Biking Like Becker says:

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  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie Butts says:

    We cops refer to a friction fire as unpaid bills rubbing against fully paid insurance policies.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars daniel K says:

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  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars daniel K says:

    The way you candians that are old like me is amazing 😍

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew's Enthused says:

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  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Make Fit Department says:

    Your understanding of the physics involved in this test and the dangers of oily rags is flawed. First of all, the oily rags do not need to get hot enough to ignite the oil, they only need to get hot enough to ignite something that is in close proximity. Second, the minimum ignition temperature of paper is only 150 F or 65 C which is completely possible for a rag with a little bit of oil on it, some oil finishes also contain flammable solvents. Thirdly a typical application of a wipe on oil finish involves wiping most of the oil off of the wood using multiple rags that end up having various levels of saturation ranging from wet to mostly dry, your heavily saturated rag tested for only a few hours is not a real world example. In short, the oxidation of some types of oil and oil based finishes can cause fires.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ********** says:

    Too soon!….no baby doll, too late!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j garr says:

    50 years ago as a technician for a building products firm I encountered 2 fires caused by exothermic reactions . One was with linseed oil soaked rags . The other was with the curing of phenolic resin bound mineral wool insulation boards…We had made a 4' x 4' x 3' skid load of the 1 inch insulation boards in our pilot plant and went to lunch . When we came back from lunch we found the load was on fire.. The interior of the load was a sphere of .molten mineral wool . The phenolic resin cure was also an exothermic reaction and we had mistakenly stacked the boards before the cure was completed . The curing heat built up so much it caused the fire .

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mad Engineer says:

    While many a stiff rag has been made from the after effects of some friction, thankfully the inclusion of boiled linseed oil in the mix seems to be rare.

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