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Old 12-27-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Hi everyone,

I'm packing up my Pod right now which will be picked up on Friday and I have a decent amount of technically flammable stuff like aerosol spray paint cans, brake cleaner, WD-40, etc. mostly pertaining to car maintanence.

None of this stuff if properly capped and not leaking would let off vapor like gasoline, propane, lighter fluid, etc. would. I would assume it would be less of a fire starter and more of an accelerant if something else caused the initial fire.

I hate to toss or give away all of it because it's still useful to me after I move. There's easily over $75 worth of it if bought new.

I've never purged this stuff before when I've moved my own stuff with a U-Haul because I figured that if the damn truck blew up or caught fire it wasn't going to be because of that stuff. It would be caused by the vehicle.

So here's my questions:

If the storage facility were to find out that I had it in my container would they freak out?

If let's assume the absolute worst case scenario happens and a fire did occur at the facility in general. If they get to my unit and discover that I did have some of these technically flammable material in there am I likely to be liable for damages or law suit?

I'll get rid of it if either of the above are true. I just hate to toss it on the minor potential risk that it COULD happen.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Be smart. Recycle it or give it away.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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How are you moving your body? If by vehicle, I would just toss the clean stuff in there with you.

If flying, I would make a conscious decision on what was actually worth saving(expensive new paint, etc) and pack that in the Pod.

All that is what I would do.

The Pods, and other container owners, have a list of items they do not allow. I suppose if something happened, anyone can be either held liable or otherwise sued for anything. McDonalds was sued for hot coffee, tobacco companies are sued for people having weak wills, gun manufacturers have been sued for willful criminal or willful negligent acts by their customers, and I'm sure I could sue Marriott for the papercut I received from a hotel receipt. I'm sure Holiday Inn and other hotel customers could sue me if the chintzy little coffeemakers in my room caught fire while I was making "coffee" in the morning and burned the hotel down.

A milkcrate full of new rustoleum or whatever is over $100. I'm not tossing it in the trash.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Hi everyone,

I'm packing up my Pod right now which will be picked up on Friday and I have a decent amount of technically flammable stuff like aerosol spray paint cans, brake cleaner, WD-40, etc. mostly pertaining to car maintanence.

None of this stuff if properly capped and not leaking would let off vapor like gasoline, propane, lighter fluid, etc. would. I would assume it would be less of a fire starter and more of an accelerant if something else caused the initial fire.

I hate to toss or give away all of it because it's still useful to me after I move. There's easily over $75 worth of it if bought new.

I've never purged this stuff before when I've moved my own stuff with a U-Haul because I figured that if the damn truck blew up or caught fire it wasn't going to be because of that stuff. It would be caused by the vehicle.

So here's my questions:

If the storage facility were to find out that I had it in my container would they freak out?

If let's assume the absolute worst case scenario happens and a fire did occur at the facility in general. If they get to my unit and discover that I did have some of these technically flammable material in there am I likely to be liable for damages or law suit?

I'll get rid of it if either of the above are true. I just hate to toss it on the minor potential risk that it COULD happen.
Toss it all and buy new when you get to your location! Do you really want to take a chance on someone, you, a child, several innocent people getting hurt, or worse killed, by a conflagration that carrying those items illegally could result in?

Not worth taking a chance, use common sense -- please. Peace of mind for safety is priceless. Breaking the law is not.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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OP, with everyone all uptight and stuff, you can always send it UPS or FedEx Ground. Note that you may have to go to a hub to send it as UPS and FedEx stores are often franchises and do not follow company rules. They'll have the magic couple of stickers or preprinted boxes that make fire impossible. Works the same way with loaded ammunition.

I wouldn't go that far(edit to clarify-that much effort) with stuff like spray paint or brake cleaner though.

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Old 12-29-2017, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. A friend of mine stopped by last night to help me pack and I decided it was just smarter to give him this stuff because he could see some use for it for him.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:32 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have a decent amount of technically flammable stuff like aerosol spray paint cans,
brake cleaner, WD-40, etc. mostly pertaining to car maintanence.

I'll get rid of it if...
There ya go
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