: "Russ Stanton" wrote in message
:> It started outside the home in a pile of rags that had been used by :> "professionals?" to apply a linseed oil finish to cabinets in the redone :> kitchen. The rags were piled next to the house, caught fire and the fire :> went up the cedar siding, thru the soffit and into the attic , where it
: When I know I'm going to be producing a bunch of rags like that I keep an : old paint can full of water outside the garage and the rags go into that : until I'm ready to dispose of them.
Won't the problem reoccur when the rags dry out (of water), and the oil starts to oxidize? I've never understood how putting the ouly rags in water is supposed to halt the problem.
-- Andy Barss