Candles and motorhomes DO NOT MIX!

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  1. Sidney

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    We use a candle to eliminate cooking smells but place it on a saucer in the sink.
     
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    I have them outside never in side.
     
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    The problems with candles it that it's easy to become complacent. :oops:
     
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    Like everything else - if you use with care they are fine.
     
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    When I was loss adjusting, the most common cause of fires in the home was chip pans. Then in came deep fat friers which pretty much eliminated that risk, but unfortunately the popularity and misuse of candles soon filled the gap and became the league leader. Won't have the damn things in the house just in case someone lights one. I have seen too many serious fires, injuries and deaths caused by them.
     
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    Siân uses those little battery operated Tea lights / candles in the van, they look better than you imagine, and you wouldn't be the first person after a glass of vino to try and blow them out:oops:

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    At Lincoln, my tall outdoor candle dripped down and the grass caught fire .. fortunately we were sitting round... I don't know how it dripped a naked flame.. I threw them away when I got home and will just use them IN a container of water from now on. :(
     
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    Nice place to visit......:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Candles aren't the problem, stupid people are!

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    I take the Luminara ones away in the van with us......they're the battery ones with the flickering flames and a timer. These are the closest to having the real thing.....(y)
    http://www.luminara.co.uk/
     
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    Last week, during a clear out, I burned some foam from out of the Burstner. I've never seen anything burn so well except perhaps petrol.
     
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    But you can freeload for three days quite legally!:reel:
     
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    Tell her to let you buy a new battery then you can use the lights.:LOL:
     
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    If you want Safe scented candles for the van or the home. The girls that make these candles are Funsters. Swanky Candles (y)
     
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    Are you there Scarborough council, are you listening.
     
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    Hell of a job lighting them though, Joy.?.....waterproof matches maybe ?
     
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    Fire retardant furnishing regs dont apply to Germany then....thought it was a Euro wide thing.
     
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    Fire retardant foam is only for ignition, if you free burn it like Hilldweller did it actually burns more fiercely and gives off more toxic fumes.
    As for candles, tea lights are problematic, dunno if still the case but some had like double skins, when burnt down heated air between layers and inside layer took off, did it in friends house whilst I was there, splashed onto wallpaper and started to ignite, wipe with hand solved it, but if left alone may have been different.
     
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    When I worked in the Fire and Rescue Service it was always said that three main causes of fire were"..................













    Men
    Women
    and Children!
     
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