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Old 12-12-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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This is in the general excavating category,

After sight clearing what is the best method for burning the large debris. Trees, trunks, etc..
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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In my area that would be illegal.

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In my area it is pretty common and most of the trees are junk. You may want to evaluate what you have, a 20 ft. section of black walnut can go $5K+. That's an expensive fire. Pecan, Hickory and even Oaks aren't worth burning in most places.
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Around here, burn pits are a thing of the past. Permits became next to impossible to get and liability became to expensive to insure.

Everything around here is logged, ground, shredded, chipped, etc. and hauled off.
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No burning here either. Tree cutter cuts trees, hauls out the good wood, chips the smaller stuff, covering all the stumps that he flush cuts, then we find them, pull them and then load them out in 30 yd. dumpsters and send them away!
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Jeremy, Let me tell ya how I use to do it in my younger day. Cut up all the firewood. Stack all the brush in the middle of the lot on about 8-10 old tires and whatever else you had to get rid of Then pour 5 - 10 gallons of fuel over it ( fuel was cheap back then ) throw a match and RUN LIKE HELL Nice to keep warm in the winter, hotter than Hadies in the summer. I'm sure this is still done , but not around here anymore. Stumps I've buried before, not a good thing to do, to many potential problems to come back and haunt you.
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Stumps I've buried before, not a good thing to do, to many potential problems to come back and haunt you.
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We had a guy do this to us. 8 yrs and 800 sink holes later.
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It's nasty specialy if there's a high water table when they start to decompose after being in the ground for a while then they start to leach out what you would think was sewage. It really is a
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I know this is a old thread, but I find it interesting. In my area, burning is pretty much done with. You can get permits to burn in some townships. If we are doing a development, we'll put the brush and stumps in haul trucks and take them somewhere in the back to burn. I'll stack the brush first and throw some tires with diesel soaked rags and light them up. I'll keep piling brush on to get it nice and hot. After a little bit, i'll start throwing the stumps on. With stumps, you gotta keep rolling them around and knocking the dirt off. When doing house work on small lots, we'll chip the brush and haul out the stumps to our shale pit and burn them in the winter. If i get a stump that is too big to put in the truck, then i'll bury it somewhere on the lot that hopefully will never be disturbed in the future. It would be hell if 10 years down the road, the homeowner decides to put in a in-ground pool and they find a stump burial ground......lol. As far as the logs go, we give them to our buddy who has a sawmill and in return, he gives us side boards and planks for the trailors.

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I've seen farmers burn there fields after they took the corn out of it around where i live. I don't understand the purpose of that though. So its definately legal in the rural areas around where i live. The whole field was on fire. Like i said this was after picking and rite before he was ready to plow for a replant. Meaning the other farmers were plowing there fields getting ready to plant for growing season when i see this. The guy did plant in that field. I still don't get the purpose of that.
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In NJ you can't burn if you are clearing land. But, you can burn if you are a farmer and you are clearing out hedgerows and you get the permits.
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I live in the wonderfull and beautiful state of West Virginia ad I say let er BURN..........DONT NEED NO STINKIN PERMIT.............BURN BABY BURN

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