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(The Hill)   Okay, when we said your hand sanitizer might spontaneously combust, we meant to say it won't spontaneously combust   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 4:46:10 PM  
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2020-05-22 5:35:33 PM  
 
2020-05-22 6:30:11 PM  
They couldn't understand how their original post and unrelated picture would be taken by the public?

Smooth move, morans!
 
2020-05-22 8:16:36 PM  
If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.
 
2020-05-22 8:20:10 PM  
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2020-05-22 8:21:12 PM  

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Like they are just trying to confuse us.
 
2020-05-22 8:21:33 PM  
I only clean my hands with hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide. And boy, are my hands clean! Clean of skin, flesh, and bone!
 
2020-05-22 8:22:39 PM  
"Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun causing magnification of light through the bottle - and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend - can lead to disaster,"

I do smoke in my car, but:
-I light my cig once with a lighter and put the lighter down or in my pocket extinguished.
-I don't have an open container of hand sanitizer next to my face while doing the above.
 
2020-05-22 8:23:35 PM  
Firefighters are not known for their smarts.
 
2020-05-22 8:27:28 PM  
Well ok then...
/Spontaneously combusts
 
2020-05-22 8:31:36 PM  

natazha: If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.


So you're saying that if I'm in my car applying hand sanitizer, I am in serious danger of my hands catching on fire if, say, a nuclear bomb detonates in my vicinity?
 
2020-05-22 8:35:40 PM  

natazha: If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.


Wait a sec. I thought we weren't supposed to using a cell phone while pumping gas because boom. So you're saying it cool to do now?
 
2020-05-22 8:36:29 PM  

joker420: Firefighters are not known for their smarts.


But they are a bunch of sanctioned pyromaniacs.

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2020-05-22 8:37:24 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I only clean my hands with hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide. And boy, are my hands clean! Clean of skin, flesh, and bone!


Was always paranoid.
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2020-05-22 8:42:12 PM  

C18H27NO3: "Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun causing magnification of light through the bottle - and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend - can lead to disaster,"

I do smoke in my car, but:
-I light my cig once with a lighter and put the lighter down or in my pocket extinguished.
-I don't have an open container of hand sanitizer next to my face while doing the above.


Are you my weed hookup? Her car always smells of cigarettes and marijuana.

It smells nice.
 
2020-05-22 8:43:31 PM  

natazha: If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.


This. I have shipped so much hand sanitizer in the last two months it is mind-boggling, and lately they have loosened the restrictions on shipping it via air so that we don't have to put huge warning labels on any package containing alcohol-based hand sanitizer (my company has been shipping hand sanitizer and PPE to every Chase bank in the US, and I have been the main person pulling the product out of the warehouse and I have also been packaging it for shipping, so I have had to become quite familiar with what warning labels were required to ship it via air). Igniting that stuff will require a raging fire in the airplane (at which point having said hand sanitizer on-board has become a moot point, because the airplane is already a flaming about-to-be wreck).
 
2020-05-22 8:44:18 PM  
Now that I've sanitized my hands, I can enjoy a cigarette. Just let me light this and... oh my God!  The burning!
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2020-05-22 8:47:38 PM  

NathanAllen: C18H27NO3: "Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun causing magnification of light through the bottle - and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend - can lead to disaster,"

I do smoke in my car, but:
-I light my cig once with a lighter and put the lighter down or in my pocket extinguished.
-I don't have an open container of hand sanitizer next to my face while doing the above.

Are you my weed hookup? Her car always smells of cigarettes and marijuana.

It smells nice.


Not likely.  I only smoke cigarettes and the car is a convertible so I doubt smoke has a chance to linger on anything inside with the top down.
Plus I'm not a 'her'.
 
2020-05-22 8:49:19 PM  

El Trolo: natazha: If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.

So you're saying that if I'm in my car applying hand sanitizer, I am in serious danger of my hands catching on fire if, say, a nuclear bomb detonates in my vicinity?


No.

If you are in close vicinity, the radio-thermal shockwave will kill you before your body has time to chemically oxidize.
 
2020-05-22 8:51:54 PM  
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2020-05-22 9:01:28 PM  

NeoCortex42: Now that I've sanitized my hands, I can enjoy a cigarette. Just let me light this and... oh my God!  The burning!
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I did that at work a couple of weeks ago.  It didn't burn got enough to feel it.
 
2020-05-22 9:14:37 PM  
I live in Arizona. I lived in Tucson and Phoenix for about half of it. I've left hand sanitizer, cans of hair spray, lots of things -- I've never had anything explode in my car.

And I had a black Scion tC with black seats. It was hell on earth, but nothing ever exploded.
 
2020-05-22 9:17:46 PM  
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2020-05-22 9:30:26 PM  
Received a WhatsApp video of a guy talking about lighting stuff on fire after using hand sanitizer. I doubt anyone would use that much to have enough fumes plus material to light up.
Anyhoo, he lit a spurt of it directly on fire...and wouldn't you know it, that sucker lit up transparently like NASCAR fuel.
It was only when he brought a tissue close to it and THAT lit on fire could you tell.
 
2020-05-22 9:33:26 PM  
BUT IT TOTALLY F**KING WILL!! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!

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2020-05-22 9:48:18 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I live in Arizona. I lived in Tucson and Phoenix for about half of it. I've left hand sanitizer, cans of hair spray, lots of things -- I've never had anything explode in my car.

And I had a black Scion tC with black seats. It was hell on earth, but nothing ever exploded.


Never left a cheap disposable lighter in your car before, eh?

"Where's that lighter... And why are there colored shards of plastic everywh- OOOOHHHHH..."
 
2020-05-22 9:53:34 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I live in Arizona. I lived in Tucson and Phoenix for about half of it. I've left hand sanitizer, cans of hair spray, lots of things -- I've never had anything explode in my car.

And I had a black Scion tC with black seats. It was hell on earth, but nothing ever exploded.


I live in Tucson.  A number of years ago in the summer I got in my car (a Camry at the time), grabbed the disposable lighter that was sitting open in the forward console thing by the radio, lit my smoke, and put the lighter back.
Like a quarter-second after I put the lighter back down it exploded, throwing plastic shrapnel all over the place.
Thankfully it didn't do it when it was near my face (eyes).  It was one of those cheapo disposables you got at the time when you bought 3 packs or whatever of Marlboro so the low quality in the heat was likely the cause.
 
2020-05-22 9:57:31 PM  
flam·ma·ble
easily set on fire.

in·flam·ma·ble
easily set on fire.

A lot of engineers will agree that the word "Imflammable" (with an M) means "easy to burn",

non·in·flam·ma·ble
adjective: non-inflammable
not catching fire easily; not flammable.

3 out of 4 definitions agree...it burns.!
 
2020-05-22 10:01:56 PM  
JFC, dont they know this is the land of bubblewrap???  Stupidity can set off a chain reaction!
 
2020-05-22 10:06:05 PM  

orezona: ecmoRandomNumbers: I live in Arizona. I lived in Tucson and Phoenix for about half of it. I've left hand sanitizer, cans of hair spray, lots of things -- I've never had anything explode in my car.

And I had a black Scion tC with black seats. It was hell on earth, but nothing ever exploded.

Never left a cheap disposable lighter in your car before, eh?

"Where's that lighter... And why are there colored shards of plastic everywh- OOOOHHHHH..."


WTP 2: flam·ma·ble
easily set on fire.

in·flam·ma·ble
easily set on fire.

A lot of engineers will agree that the word "Imflammable" (with an M) means "easy to burn",

non·in·flam·ma·ble
adjective: non-inflammable
not catching fire easily; not flammable.

3 out of 4 definitions agree...it burns.!


I kept a disposable lighter in my glove box for the longest time and never thought about it. I admit, that was pretty derpy of me, but nothing ever happened. Guess I was lucky.
 
2020-05-22 10:07:46 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I live in Arizona. I lived in Tucson and Phoenix for about half of it. I've left hand sanitizer, cans of hair spray, lots of things -- I've never had anything explode in my car.

And I had a black Scion tC with black seats. It was hell on earth, but nothing ever exploded.


You are not trying hard enough, Sir.

I have had the following explode in my AZ cars.

Soda cans - left a 12 pack in the trunk, 3 days
Cricket lighter - they let go in a couple days a week maybe
Bic lighter -  week or two, maybe three, sometimes they just break seal and scream
AT fluid and oil will pop after a few weeks.
 
2020-05-22 10:39:31 PM  

This text is now purple: El Trolo: natazha: If you leave the cap loose on your sanitizer, you might get enough fumes to burn if an igniter is present, say a cigarette of some sort.  However, the combustion point is high enough your car's interior will have melted and the windows shattered long before the vapors will burn by themselves.

So you're saying that if I'm in my car applying hand sanitizer, I am in serious danger of my hands catching on fire if, say, a nuclear bomb detonates in my vicinity?

No.

If you are in close vicinity, the radio-thermal shockwave will kill you before your body has time to chemically oxidize.


Well as long as my hands don't catch on fire.

Wait, it would kill me? A nuclear bomb?

Are you sure?
 
2020-05-22 11:13:10 PM  

joker420: Firefighters are not known for their smarts.


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2020-05-22 11:36:09 PM  
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2020-05-23 4:04:15 AM  
The penguin on top of your TV will, though.
 
6 days ago  

daffy: The penguin on top of your TV will, though.


Morning Mrs Smoker.
 
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