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sharpened the chain
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@tmeyer1996ify Sounds like my first time getting drunk at the lake! Learning all the wrong lessons first is a terrible way to learn!
This is dry. What if the tree has just been cut and is wet?
Never throw diesel into the environment. Never. Pollutes millions of gallons of groundwater.If you really think you need to start the fire, add alcohol and cooking oil.
Amazed how patient he wa - the kind of person I would trust and go fishing. thanks
How about dynamite?
I want a straw like that :) :)
Please, never use that music again.
How foolish to do this on such a windy day. So windy that the fire is blowing all over the place and at times we can't even hear you talking. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
This was certainly ... much too long.
I want my 21 minutes back...
Is this in North America how the early settlers cleared the land ? Always wondered how they cleared huge stumps 3-400 years ago.
Yes, but Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett used Stihl chainsaws.
Skip the Chain-Saw and the fancy 'notching' and completely eliminate ALL of the Fuel BY USING ALREADY BURNING CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES. When Cooking-Out with Charcoal simply 'scoop-up' the STILL BURNING Pieces and put them on top of a previously designated 'Tree Stump That Needs to go away' AND COMBINE Smaller Pieces (2X4's or 4X4's) of (slow-burning) Hardwood such as Hickory or Oak. Occasionally ADDING a few Pieces of Charcoal MIXED-IN with the Hard-Wood will ensure the (wet) Stump will continue to smolder - and, on an Hourly basis KEEP ADDING the Hard-Wood Pieces. Occasionally - An 'Injection of Air' via a Leaf-Blower will certainly help 'flare-up'/re-kindle the almost Dying Flame-Front.
that chain needs sharpening badly, very dull. it should be spitting chips not making saw dust!
DON'T DO THIS METHOD IN YOUR YARD!!!!! If you are not aware of where your gas,,cable, or electric lines lay you will run the risk of a root fire underground.
Just rent a stump grinder.
Did you mention the stump has to be seasoned?. Can't do that to a fresh cut.
Thanks Ann Schoolcraft for your comment. I looked up "root fire" and wow! This IS bad. Not a good idea to get rid of stumps this way.
hexi blocks would of helped i think.
good job man, I am definitely trying this on the stumps I have in the yard!
I wish I had a tree stump still in the ground. Pinterest has AWESOME ideas for old tree stumps still in the ground. If you want to make a work of art. And NOT talking gawdy, they're BEAUTIFUL
Recreational pyromania - great fun!
fantastic video that all should see and enjoy
Chicken dropping should make for a nice green pond too!
get a large augur bit. Drill a deep hole in the centre, then make your two or 3 cuts. Put the fire in the hole, the slots allow air in to have a :"chimney fire"
The other guys who drill holes in it, pour diesel fuel in it, let it sit for 3 days, burn the stump to the dirt!
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!
Entertaining watching your method and it worked. Now just my idea and I am just assuming because I never tried to remove a tree stump BUT thinking of what I would do is I would cut the stump >very< close to the ground with a chainsaw then carve out the center of the stump with the chainsaw below ground making sure not to penetrate the sides and hit soil then take a >very< sharp ax and chop, chop chop away the rim to below ground level. Just my thought and I do have a stump that I am about to attempt to remove this way and if it doesn't work then I will still be stumped.
What is a root fire?A root fire is a fire that burns underground along the root system of a tree. It’s a very dangerous form of fire because the fire can smoulder for months underground, long after the surface part of the fire has been extinguished. Root fires can also travel underground and resurface some distance from their point of origin.
they just burn for a while underground the certainly won't smOlder for months and they are not dangerous. Dirt isn't flammable. As long as you don't build a fire on top of a gas line, (which you shouldn't be doing anyways) you'll be fine.
fire needs oxygen, it would use it up and extinguish it's self underground without a draught.
This year we've had so many forest fires! Nobody would guess that Alaska has forest fires but each summer there are. Leaving a fire burn unattended is ridiculous! I agree with the above comment. We just had a brush fire a week and a half ago in Anchorage. Firefighters thought it was completely out. However all it took was a smolder and the wild fire started again two days later!
Before using this method to remove stumps call the U. S. Forest Service and ask them about ----ROOT FIRES ----
I dug out a stump just slightly smaller than this just down to the tap root. It took me about the same amount of time. I got an excellent workout and didn't need to go to the gym for two days. Also, I never once worried about setting any adjacent vegetation on fire.
As a fireman I STRONGLY suggest you not burn on a windy day like this.. Embers can cause forest fires etc..
@Harry Palmer A serious concern. I've found stumps smoldering weeks after a forest fire passed through. Given the right conditions that could cause a flare-up.
as you are a fireman, what about the risk of starting a fire via the root system? Fire can travel underground via any roots
why not just take a wedge to the center of the stump after you made the plus symbol? you could of burned the rest easily I'm asking for a friend
I kept missing the good parts because every time the music started I got up and started dancing around. Glad the neighborhood didn’t burn down.
300 years later ffs
What you did is act like a little kid with a pyro havoc what you should have done is cut off Z into it like a bowl and then put a little gas down in a little soak for a couple hours and second match to it lower the better and Let It Go but you're like a little kid and a candy store no harm no foul have fun child
Great effort, the stump is gone and that was your objective!
The repetitive and predicable nature of the music make it ideal for an instructional video like this one. Never mind the critics, this is a well done video with music volume that doesn't mask the instructor's voice and best of all, it's not a loud, toxic, screaming guitar solo that drives you away.
That small a stump I'd just spend 25.00 and have someone grind it. All that fire blowing aRound makes me nervous especially around a house or lots of trees.
Great Idea I have a friend who lost his foot in a cycle accident, tried this on him and he loved it.
You have a good wind, like adding billows
What if its next to a wooden fence? Or in front of my lawn?
First suggested video is "Turbo Powered Stump Incinerator"
You kept that huge roaring flame in that high wind burning unattended?
My thoughts exactly!
Where on earth did you find that "wonderful whistling aaaah-aaaaah music"........satire of course!
I was planning to burn a stump, but after hearing that annoying song I've now covered myself in fuel and am ready to go
You could have just doused the thing in gas and set it ablaze. I mean the cuts were a solid idea but the rest was just a lot of effort to achieve the same result.
You could also make some thermite and pour it down there....that ALWAYS catches it on fire
26 hours later... “I really think the wind is helping this thing to burn fast”. ;-)
"just use diesel fuel that's all you need" "Now i will use gasoline" Oh, now I will burn a fire on top which I said was the wrong way to do it at the beginning of the video"
song gets annoying
Better way...……...Use an excavator. One hour and your done!!
"jeremy john squire 1 day agoJust cut it off at ground level. This is slow." Additionally leaving anything burning while you are not watching it is both dangerous and irresponsible, especially with those winds possibly catching a coal.
You didn’t leave that stump burning all night with no one around did you? You never leave a fire unattended.
This guy is clever. Straight forward and common sense.
Nice video though the music was a bit rough after a while. Good job. I'll try it.
Throw a tire on it
The Lord has told me that there is a large wave coming that will flood the East Coast specially New York and surrounding areas!!!!!!!Please move!
Doritos work best . no joke
Just cut it off at ground level. This is slow.
I don't know if it's been suggested before but I have an enhancement for your idea. You used 2 saw cuts and I came up with the idea of using three. That's more surface area. Seriously, unless it's in the way, I'd just let nature deal with it....fungi....beetles.....works in the UK.NoAxe
You call that a stump!
Wood, deisel fuel, gasoline, hot coals, fire. Matches. Are we not men?
That blade is DULL!!!!!!
The fire is obviously a hazard around the house or in a forest, especially in the windy days. And how could you let it burn overnight without watching it carefully? So I can't say this method is practical in most cases. It seemed lots of time is taken in burning up the 6 inch or so left over stump. If possible I would dig the dirt around it further and try to cut the stump further down to maybe only 2 to 3 inches left. That would cut the time to burn it out by half I think.
Throw a cast iron skillet on there and cook up some steaks while ya wait!