The oils that catch fire on their own, are the natural oils. Linseed, tung,
and can't remember the other ones. Oils from petroleum won't spontaneously
combust. Read the labels on the finishes containers. What kind of oil?
One option is to deliberately burn the rags, but that's not a practical
option for most folks.
Christopher A. Young
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I realize there are many different opinions on this subject....
I have a small workshop with regular rags - motor oil and oil finishes
of various sorts.
I have been drying rags, and then throwing them in an open trash can,
but I probably should do more.
If I use a covered can should I use water, or just keep it airtight?
Thank you in advance.