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Old 07-26-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Stump Rot - Hole Drilling


Bought 'Stump Out' which I'll be pouring in about a 15" stump base.

Have contacted the company (Boride Products) who hasn't gotten back, on if I can simply drill straight down instead of connecting each vertical hole bottom with an outer drilling (air circulation?).

Will not be burning the stump after chemical rotting. Relying on powder only.
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Finally was able to get a hold of the company today, and yes, they say the holes must be drilled in pairs for circulation, even when not burning out later.

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As a follow up to this wildly active thread - similarly, the stump rot had virtually zero effect. One stump looked like ash and the other a harder species... (secretes orange) Had 6 to 8 weeks before onset of cold temps.

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As a follow up to this wildly active thread - similarly, the stump rot had virtually zero effect. One stump looked like ash and the other a harder species... (secrets orange) Had 6 to 8 weeks before onset of cold temps.
I am guessing it is going to take years...ever see a forest with a downed tree that has been there for years rotting away?

Depending on depth and size of root ball, sometimes it isn't that hard to dig around the big roots to gain access, then cut them with a reciprocating saw, or a chainsaw with a trashed chain. Then chain it to something heavy with an engine and hit the throttle. Back up and do it again...and again. Or if using a stretchy tow strap until your back window has a hole in it and the stump is firmly lodged in the back seat.
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Or if using a stretchy tow strap until your back window has a hole in it and the stump is firmly lodged in the back seat.
At which time it starts to decompose.
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I am guessing it is going to take years...ever see a forest with a downed tree that has been there for years rotting away?

Depending on depth and size of root ball, sometimes it isn't that hard to dig around the big roots to gain access, then cut them with a reciprocating saw, or a chainsaw with a trashed chain. Then chain it to something heavy with an engine and hit the throttle. Back up and do it again...and again. Or if using a stretchy tow strap until your back window has a hole in it and the stump is firmly lodged in the back seat.
Like this? https://i.imgur.com/xJJonU5.mp4
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Or this!
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A 15" stump wouldn't take too long to get out with the right tools.

Dig around it (I use a cutting mattock for this), cut roots as you find them in the way. Get a hole dug under it side to side. Set your stump puller up over it, and run the chain under the stump. Keep pumping the handle until the stump pops up.

You do have a stump puller, don't you?
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Those are funny.

I actually know of someone who was doing this with a tractor. Not realizing the amount of force, the stretching chain snapped back to his spine and paralyzed him.

For years I dug'em out and chain sawed under surface. Just more than I'm willing to do these days...

Ah, a stump puller? Uh-ah. Besides, this are downslope going into some honeysuckle.

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Then auger and 1/2 stick of dynamite and snake hole it. Much faster, less sweat.
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The old stump uller I used was a wooden tripod with iron at the top that a ratcheting chain mechanism was hooked to. Roughly a 6' handle. Each pump of the handle would move the chain about half an inch.
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Maybe I'll pour some kerosene down all those swiss holes once the snow clears and char it out. If it doesn't want to cooperate -- kill it!

Just didn't want to risk the uncontrollable roaring and all...but this could be the time. Neighbors burning fireplaces and everything's ultra dry.

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Dump a bag of cheap charcoal on it. Light it up.

Repeat till gone.

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I was expecting a lot more stupidity and destruction

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I was expecting a lot more stupidity and destruction
Along the same vein, you may want to vid search "tree felling gone wrong"
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Trying to burn a stump is going to be a waste of time .

My FIL used to say it takes as much wood as was in the tree.

Digging a large stump out by hand is a young mans work

Rent or hire a stump grinder or excavator
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Burning them out isn't as tough as it seems. Building a fire on top of it doesn't do a lot of good.
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To burn one will require some digging . Almost digging it up

A fire on top will only draw water up trough the roots
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Auger down from the top, auger down from low on the side. Make sure they connect. Dump in diesel and light.

Still takes a while.

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