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Stump removal
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Wayne C    Posted 06-21-2001 at 19:18:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
What are some of the ways to treat stumps, so they will rot or decay in the ground?


Tom A    Posted 06-22-2001 at 16:56:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just let 'em sit to dry for a couple of weeks, then drill a few holes and soak with kerosene overnight. Add a little more kero in the morning and light...sometimes have to pile some of the branches around it till it catches good. Stump will smoulder completely below ground level in about two days. Then just fill in the hole.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-22-2001 at 05:34:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Up around our camp, we drill holes deep in the stump and fill with salt and molasses.
Let the bears dig the stump out for ya...

:-)


slim    Posted 06-22-2001 at 05:25:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We've had very good luck with lye. Used it on several pine stumps. After a little while they just crumble. Be very careful with it!

slim


Cal S    Posted 06-21-2001 at 19:31:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bore several four inch deep holes in top of stump and fill with potassium nitrate. (A.K.A. salt peter) you can buy it at the drug store or the hardware store. Wet it down and let it soak in for about three months. Cut a barrel so that it will fit over top of stump and light stump afire, barrel will hold the heat in and stump should be completely below ground level in three days time.


Darren    Posted 08-17-2001 at 10:26:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can you tell me exactly were to buy some potassium nitrate (salt peter) i have been going crazy i cant find it anywhere!


IHank    Posted 06-22-2001 at 06:15:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cal- Sounds like a neat idea. How about adding some sulfur along with the salt peter and converting the stump to a crude form of nitrocellulose (gun cotton) and make it into a self blasting stump? Oops! Hope the BATF don't read this one... Grins, IHank


Hogman    Posted 06-23-2001 at 15:41:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watch out Hank,He might use Your formuli and by mistake mix a little willow charcoal in with it and have a real olde timey remover. Now tha batf'l be after both uv us'ns...


IHank    Posted 06-24-2001 at 04:07:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hogman- I snore, but otherwise we can be good cell mates on death row! Seriously now, I'm gonna try the idea of loading a bunch of drilled holes in the stumps with drain cleaner, beings I got a can of the stuff during one of my dumpster diving expeditions and don't know what else to do with it. Grins, IHank


Hogman    Posted 06-23-2001 at 15:41:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watch out Hank,He might use Your formuli and by mistake mix a little willow charcoal in with it and have a real olde timey remover. Now tha batf'l be after both uv us'ns...


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