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jonkilleen
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I have no experience of using linseed oil directly, but my cousin owns an industrial cleaning company that burned to the ground recently due (the fire investigator believed) to spontaneous combustion caused by linseed oil in materials (tightly packed overalls and cloths) that had been sent for cleaning.  It was one of the biggest fires in Hampshire for a good few years apparently.  Pays to be really careful storing or disposing of rags that have been used for this purpose.

Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire