Bad Chemistry...

Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
So, apparently if you toss your cigar butts into a planter filled with potting soil, it creates a slow combustion that eventually burns through the bottom... 


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"When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Were you able to hide it before your wife saw it?

    Could have been way worse. Kind of lucky.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • BigDaddyBigDaddy Houston, TXPosts: 125 ✭✭✭
    That's just crazy. 
    Danny B
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gotta be careful with things that burn -- or used to. I once dumped the ashes from a fire-tub in the yard into a toter of green, wet grass clippings after the ashes had sat in the fire-tub for a few days. 

    Who'da thought that green, wet grass clippings would burn?  Who'da thought that ashes would still have live embers in them after sitting for a few days?  An observant neighbor spotted the flames and had the fire out before I could even get out the door. 

    And the toter that was burning was about 10 feet from the wall that ignited from the flames in the toter. That was a few years ago but it sure taught this oldfart a lesson.....  B)
  • YaksterYakster I forgot the coffee filtersPosts: 6,087 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I replaced my metal kitchen trash can with a step lid with a plastic  one and now the metal can collects my butts and ash in back.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • Rockethead26Rockethead26 Flagstaff, AZPosts: 298 ✭✭✭✭
    So, apparently if you toss your cigar butts into a planter filled with potting soil, it creates a slow combustion that eventually burns through the bottom... 


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    Whoa! Glad nothing worse happened.
    Life is good, don't waste it.
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,299 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've experienced the same thing. I use a metal beer bucket to collect butts, then dump it at trash day.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2016
    Funny thing is, if you had set it down in the ashtray to go get a drink, it would have gone out before you got back.

    We have a bucket with sand in it out in the carport for that very reason.
    Should I send you some Pacific coast beach Sand, Doug?
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I guess it could have been much worse...



    I'm planning to pick up a stone planter to set over the burn mark and fill it with sand. I figure allegheny river sand will do the trick, Tony, but thanks for the nice offer. :)
    "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am glad I am not the only guy to nearly catch the house on fire from ashes
    A little dirt never hurt
  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it's time to get a stinky ashtray. 
    "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,844 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Holy crap. My wife sells the stuff and I've been putting my cigars out in a 5 gallon sized planter filled with it.
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