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Just about Burned My House Down...
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bulldinkie    Posted 12-12-2003 at 13:36:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yesterday I put a coat of linsead oil on my cabinets.Wormy chestnut. Well I put the rag with all my other rags to use again as I wqas told to put 5 coats on .Im on 2nd.anbyway I was getting dinner ready,went out to feed animals came in there was a cloud in my kitchen ,my eyes burned,my nose was running. I couldnt figure out what was going on.I did clean my aga stove with oven cleaner but stove is always on so I figured that wouldnt have been the problem.I opened my washroom door all this smoke came pouring out.I thought my dryer was on fire.It was the rag we took it outside it burst in to flames.wow.My husband said didnt you learn not to do that in shop class.I didnt have shop class sorry but I know now.If I wouldnt have been home oh wow.


Salmoneye    Posted 12-13-2003 at 03:36:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You DID read the label on that boiled linseed before using didn't you? ;-)

And they say Men never read the directions...

Glad you caught it in time!

Remember that steel wool or sand paper used to buff in the oil will do the same thing...When finishing gunstocks I always toss the towels and steel wool into the lit stove...Saves worry...


JennNY    Posted 12-12-2003 at 20:16:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi... I was curious about your mention of an Aga stove.. had never heard of it.. and went to the website.. WOW OH WOW... How awesome they look.. do you love it? I have 5 kids and would LOVE to have a stove/oven like this.... Where did you get yours?
JennNY


Paula    Posted 12-15-2003 at 09:42:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They're awesome stoves. Just look at the price tag
though. A bit of an investment. But gorgeous, so warm
and full of character.

You want to see something else gorgeous, google
TULIKIVI soapstone radiant stoves. They also make a
radiant oven.

Sigh.
Paula


bulldinkie    Posted 12-13-2003 at 05:18:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought it a a place called the heat shed close to pittsburg Pa yes especially at Thanksgiving ,Christmas you can fry,boil,bake slow cook,warm all at one time.Keeps the back end of the house warm in winter,dry boots,gloves,raise dough.Expensive.


KellyGa    Posted 12-12-2003 at 17:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you caught it before you had a problem on your hands. Whew!


deadcarp    Posted 12-12-2003 at 15:35:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
boy are you lucky - that coulda really ruined christmas ay? yup, any kinda petroeum-based stuff on rags can spontaneously combust too. and oil-based paints or stain. best to put them in a metal can outdoors. if you want to reuse the rag or brush or roller or whatever, wrap it snugly in a plastic bag overnite.


Red Dave    Posted 12-12-2003 at 15:07:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
You most likely used raw linseed oil. Put out a fire in a brand new unfinished house once. Owner was heartbroken, but he did it himself staining workwork and left the rags in a pile. He at first thought somebody set the fire, but I found what was left of the pile of rags at the seat of the fire and asked what was on them. When he showed the can, we found the culprit.
Glad you were not hurt and had little damage.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 12-12-2003 at 14:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I took shop class and never learned that there. However about 10 years ago my partner and I was making Levels and finishing them with boiled linseed oil. We finished 36 in one day and after Mike left I was going to read my book that was in the house but we had some beer in the icebox in the shop so I went and got my book and went back into the shop and was reading while sippin on a cool one. My eyes started burning and stinging so I went in the house and ask Maggie to come out and tell me what she thought. She walked in the shop and pointed to the trash can we was throwing the paper towels were using in and it had a stream of smoke coming out of it. I grabed it and threw it out the door. It went into flames and landed in a bunch of water where it had just been raining and went out. Later I read the lable on the gallon can and it said Warning Subject To Spontanious(sp) Combustion. So don't feel to foolish it can happen to anyone. Glad you saved the place. If I had have taken the beer in the house I would have lost my shop. Some times being lazy pays off.


Paula    Posted 12-12-2003 at 13:52:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh no. Yes I knew that too. But more importantly you
have an Aga?

Sigh.
Paula


bulldinkie    Posted 12-12-2003 at 14:56:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Paula do you have an Aga?I have the 4 oven,black.I really do enjoy cooking on it.we restored this 1700 farmhouse about 10 years ago.Oh my it makes me sick to think what could have happened. My husband is a builder he never saw that before he was surprised.


Paula    Posted 12-15-2003 at 10:09:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Goshdarnit! I just HAD to browse aga for old times sake
and saw the new 6-4model. Hmm, what can I sell; don't
really need a car, fridge, washer/dryer.

Paula


Paula    Posted 12-15-2003 at 05:31:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No unfortunately. Not that I obsessed about getting one
(red, 4oven with gas-hobbed module/companion), but it
went the way of the budget and said realities. Just the
mere mention cause a little stir....sigh.

All's well that ends well I say. Thank goodness the fire
was small and contained.


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