tree stump removal

Old 07-25-02, 06:12 PM
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tree stump removal

we recently had some trees cut down on our property and now are faced with the stump removal. What is recommended to use to get them out? Is there something that I can put on them to rot them out or is just plain old brute force the only way to do it?
Old 07-25-02, 08:45 PM
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If you plan on planting lawn -
There are contractors which have stump remover chipping machines which will remove the stump sligtly below the surface.
Get at least three estimates as they can vary.

Old 07-26-02, 07:44 PM
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A visitor on my block here on vacation had some larger than life M80's, worked just fine, needed to run farther than we first thought. It made good kindling.
Old 07-31-02, 09:13 AM
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Talking Depends on your budget

You have 3 choices, Lefty:

1. Hire a contractor
2. Rent a stump remover(heavy & high-powered machine) and
remove it yourself.
3. Plant stump rot, wait a couple of month and dig it out

As far as $$$ is concerned, 1-most expensive 2-middle 3-cheapest
As far as time is concerned, 1 & 2 fastest 3-slowest.

In my case, I wasn't in the mood to spend hundreds on contractors to remove a couple of stumps. And I wasn't in a big hurry either so I drilled several deep holes, plant stump rot, let them rot for a couple of months and dug'em out.

Option 2, depending on area & rates, will cost you about $150. It's fast and easy but you'll need to haul a machine in a trailor and you definitely have to know what you're doing because it's powerful and dangerous.
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Jerry Baker has a tree stump remover product but I have never used it so I don't know how good it is. You can take a look at their website.
Old 08-02-02, 11:36 PM
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A real easy way to remove stumps is to smolder them.

This way should only be used with caution and safety in mind. The surrounding area and structures should be considered. This may or may not be a method you can use. Only you can be the judge of that.

Drill holes in the stumps from the top using a bit that will reach all the way to the base. Use as large a bit as your drill will allow.

Fill the holes with kerosene and allow them to soak for at least three days while keeping the holes filled with kerosene for the whole time.

Then torch them. The stumps will normally smolder to nothing and not burn like a flame fire.

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