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Are these explosive????

Posted by peanutpeanutbutter (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 15, 10 at 11:47

My DS & his roommate rent a house that has a garage conversion--it has a laundry room and a 3rd bedroom converted out of the formerly existing garage.

DS has some unopened cans of motor oil, a can of brake fluid (closed) and some carburetor fluid (also closed) that he keeps outside close to the north side of the house, which gets little to no sun at all.

The roommate, who seems to have some "issues" with a lot of different things, is now convinced these are potential incendiary devices as they remain, closed, but close to the house.

Is the roommate's fear based on fact? If there is no garage, where might be a better & safer place to store these (like, in the laundry room that used to be part of the garage?

Can this stuff be safely kept in the trunk of DS's car?

I tried to find some documentation about this by googling, but didn't come up with anything. Any info on line would be helpful for DS to share with his roommate.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Are these explosive????

No, not explosive. Flammable and combustible, tho. There aren't any extra special issues with these things. Other things in your house are just as much (or more) of a hazard, like some cleaning products. I keep those three things you mentioned in my garage.

I wouldn't keep the carburetor fluid in the car trunk as it's probably in a spray can which can get hot and overpressure in the summer -- and potentially explode if it gets hot enough.

The roommate is worrying too much, IMHO. -- Ken

RE: Are these explosive????

Thanks for the input, Ken!


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