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Old 04-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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its a shame that nowhere in states carries longer than a 36 inch handle on pick axes and mattocks. I found one online in MS , its 33 bucks but an extra 15 bucks to ship it to me. The one I bought from lowes was 24 bucks only. I really dont want to spend 50 bucks for something i wont use too often, what else could i use to break up old sort of rotten stumps. I say sort of cause some are still hard in some areas and the axe handle is short too.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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I don't know why people worry about stumps. I cut mine as close to the ground as possible, and then raise the lawn up to cover the stump.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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I don't know why people worry about stumps. I cut mine as close to the ground as possible, and then raise the lawn up to cover the stump.
i worry cause i surely dont want to tear up a mower, and in the area where the stumps are, I clean an area of my yard that was built up for 10 yrs, leaves, branches, ect, old trees that had fallen and let the grass grow. So those trees werent cut down but the stumps are still there and alot of them are rotting though. As they weaken, I need something to further break them up as I chop on them and my axe handle is short and also the pick axe i bought. That extra inches on the one i saw online would be awesome if i can come to paying 50 bucks after shipping charges. Thats why I'm wondering what else i can use
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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If they are rotten, how about diesel fuel and a match?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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If they are rotten, how about diesel fuel and a match?

Add in a little ammonium nitrate?



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I rented a portable stump grinder years ago and ground a bunch of small stumps. If you have large stumps you might consider hiring a stump grinding service in your area.

http://www.sunbeltrentals.com/equipm...070&catid=s364

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaxM7o-jgPM

Sometimes I wait until my chainsaw chain is dull, dig out from around small stumps with a mattock, and cut the stumps off below grade so the mower deck will clear them. Then I push the dirt back over the stump to accelerate rotting. Afterwards I sharpen my chainsaw chains. Works great. I have seen some people burn stumps.

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If they are rotten, how about diesel fuel and a match?
i use a big drill bit.. drill in a foot and pur fuel in for a couple days.. then light that sucker up..

Just make sure your nat gas line is no where near it..
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #9
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After they dry up and let it soak in oil.I dig under a section of it.Then take a 10 foot section of old well pipe and stick one end into the hole and have the other end raised and propped up with a step ladder or something like that.

Then I attach a shop vac and have the hose on the blow end and duct tape it into the well pipe.Start a fire in the hole under the stump and when it gets buring the wood I turn the vac on and let it blow air into the fire.Air added to a fire of burning wood feeds the fire and burns up the stump.Its a slow process but works with patence.
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appreciate all the info
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SO, what method did you go with?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #13
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SO, what method did you go with?
nothing yet. Still probably gona take the one back to lowes that I bought. I have a very large stump thats under one of my sheds that I was going to get some of that acid from lowes and put in the stump after drilling some holes. I will then take some of that acid and put on the smaller stumps in the different areas and let it go to work.

or burn them
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Not sure how your credit is, but DR is offering a 6 month trial on their new stump grinder.

Get it, use it, ship it back. You'd have to pay the shipping though. Might not be worth it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #15
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Not sure how your credit is, but DR is offering a 6 month trial on their new stump grinder.

Get it, use it, ship it back. You'd have to pay the shipping though. Might not be worth it.
yeah mite not. A regular grinder here is bout 70 bucks to rent and the larger one is about 150. I think that's for about 5-7 hrs of use. I really don't wana spend that much in doing it, I may buckle down and get the 70 one maybe rent it one day depending on how much the acid is and stuff and how much more work it might be to use the axe to break it up once the acid has it ate up good. I think if that acid will eat it up real good and weaken it to where I can use the axe, I will just do that so i guess i will find out.
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