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Subject:  Re: stained concrete Date:  2/12/2004  4:36 PM
Author:  stringmanHG Number:  46158 of 129241

Linseed oil is a drying oil.

I was once told a story about a basement fire that started from leaving a rag soaked with linseed oil lying around. Apparently, this material auto ignites under certain conditions. I suggest that anyone using linseed oil read up on this dangerous property. I'm no chemist, so somebody more knowledgeable could comment....Steve
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