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Stump Removal
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Chuck in Kansas    Posted 06-13-2003 at 17:09:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is the best way to burn out a stump. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Perm    Posted 04-20-2007 at 20:38:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
These are all really good ideas, but much too slow for a young man like myself, how can I get that dynomite?

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-13-2003 at 21:01:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're talking just one or two stumps, just make a fire on top of it until it is gone. Stack tree limbs and leaves on it and make your burn pile there until you can't see any roots. Then, when you want some very fertile soil for new flower beds, run your tiller through it and scoop up the dirt. It scoops like butter.

Lenore    Posted 06-14-2003 at 07:04:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy there Miss Maggie!
You still have our goat tied to the wagon?
:-) Just in case we need to move quickly??
Nice place here isn't it?

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-14-2003 at 19:24:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi there! Yes to all of the above! :)

Jimbob    Posted 06-13-2003 at 20:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bore it full of holes and soak with diesel. Then, set it on fire. repeat until burned level or slightly below ground surface.

Also possible to dynamite it, but you better know what you are doing. Never use old dynamite stock!

Mary    Posted 06-13-2003 at 21:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mary found some dynamite
she didn't understand it quite
curiosity never pays
it rained poor Mary, seven days.

A good...    Posted 06-13-2003 at 17:47:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
soaking with kerosene works well.Why not pull that rascal with a tractor and be done with it?

Watch out with that tract    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:13:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
as you may flip it right back over onto yourself, lots of folks killed that way. I would consider the alternatives listed below.

Depending on the amount of stumps consider the following:

a) burn them out with 55 gal. drum cut out both ends.

b) have a backhoe handy and dig on one side then knock stump into hole and recover with previously removed dirt. Note: if you have frost upheave stumps may reappear during plowing season.

c) rent a stump grinder for a weekend (best option)

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:23:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are correct on the flip over thing.Make sure you are aware also if you use a three wheeled tractor to pull loose things with that it can and will flop on the side on a turn.It breaks the muffler at the manifold.YUK!@

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 17:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried this on green pine stumps on my land. But had no tractor to move it around to stumps .Get a big thick pipe.Maybe 24 OD or more ,,x 1/2 inch thick.Put a 2 1/2 pipe about 6-8 ft tall on the welded plate lid.Make this thing a bit higher than most stumps.12 Inch high or more.Make a door like a BBQ pit on side to add wood or combustibles.But put 4 short pipes around edges so you can sick the pipe of a propane weed burner in those.You can drip oil/diesel in the top too.If you can burn a green pipe you have got it right..Anybody want to tell how to build the propane weed burner?

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-13-2003 at 18:10:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was young, down in Texas, Dad cut both ends out of an oil drum. Placed the drum over the stump, filled it with pine knots and roots. Lit it and kept throwing roots and pine knots in. That evening we had a hole in the ground. Drum is only good for one or two stumps tho, it turns bright red.

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now the older stumps burn better,But green pine stups are not so combustible.I had the loggers cut 4 acres of big pines.They left deep logging machine ruts,Ran over good trees,left a large mess.Then skipped town without paying me for all the logs.There should be a story on that to inform folks of how this works.Get the slip of paper from the mill everytime the truck returns!!But as for burning with that method.You need to blow the ashes out(off the stump) or they stop the combustion .You can rig up to do all that IF you have a tractor.Oh yes.With all the large pine stumps there.You need a D 7 to dig them out in that kind of clay.A D4 is not enough to do the job on 4 acres of stumps if you are under time constraints.Oaks are nothing to the D 4 though.

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 17:48:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up there it says GREEN PIPE? It is sapposed to say green pine stump.But if you put this in reverse to correct,The words hide.

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