On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 12:01:37 -0000, email@example.com (Bill Oliver) wrote:
If you think ANY stump is watertight you might want to try drilling into a few
of them. I wouldn't bet on any stump containing anything completely. Yes, you
would be pumping it into the stump, but it will be escaping from the stump into
the ground. Stumps interact with the soil around them. That's their purpose. If
they were liquid-tight they wouldn't do much good for the trees, would they?
There is a difference between "pumping diesel into the ground" and saying
that there *might* be some diesel that is incompletely burned that escapes
into the ground.
So, let's say I pump 1/2 liter of diesel into a into a 1 meter high 2 meter
stump. I then burn that stump to the ground. How much of that 1/2 liter do you
actually claim will be (a) unburnt and (b) in the ground?
On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 21:25:56 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Oliver) wrote:
Yes, since it's a safe bet that if you pump some diesel into a stump, some WILL
get into the ground around that stump.
Unknown, but I'd be willing to bet that SOME would. Since one of the reasons I
moved into the country was to live out here, I'd prefer not to pump any diesel
into the ground if I have a choice in the matter. If that means a little more
work with a pick and pry bar, I'll do the extra work.
On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 22:01:01 -0000, email@example.com (Bill Oliver) wrote:
On the grounds that diesel spreads out any time it isn't tightly contained, and
tree roots wouldn't contain any liquid tightly.
There might be some high heat and flame in there, but there would probably be
some low heat also, and there would also be some areas that wouldn't get any
flame unless you dug down there and exposed them to fresh air, and if you were
going to do all that work you could just as easily dig up the roots anyway.
I bet there would be less fuel that manages to saturate/permeate
completly thru the stump and finds it's way into the soil and remains
unburnt than the fuel you spill filling up your lawnmower tank!!
On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 20:49:37 GMT, don' firstname.lastname@example.org (The Watcher)
I'd take that bet if you'd want to come watch me fill my lawnmower tank. I fill
my tank very carefully, and usually don't spill ANY gas on the deck, much less
on the ground, so I'd say it's a safe bet that I'd put less fuel into the ground
than somebody who deliberately pumped some into a buried tree stump.
If you have the right type of tree why not consider mushroom plugs.
You can harvest mushrooms for a few years then the stump turns to mush
you can scoop up with a shovel and compost.
Tell me more. I have a filbert nut tree stump about four feet wide and 1-2
feet thick (deep). It is sitting out in my garden...on a path (that's as far
as I could move it). Can I grow mushrooms in it? Out in the garden? With
full sun exposure?
Gawd almighty. Just when you think you've heard everything.
I've been on this blue rock for 60 years and never heard of anyone
"moving" a schtump. In order to plant 'taters, you must've removed
the whole thing, including the roots.
If I have some extra bread, I'll call the pro to grind it to 6" below
ground and fill in with dirt, but more often than not use an ax until
it's at least ground level. Sometimes it takes weeks.
Moving a damn schtump! Go figure.
Oops, now that it's out other fungi might have already laid claim to
it or will have by the time you purchase and recieve your plugs. Next
Meanwhile, you can trim and polish it for use as a table. Like this:
The stuff I got at home depot says to drill 1" wide, 12" deep, and then make
a sideways hole at a downward angle that joins the straight down hole in the
stump. I just drilled 3 or 4 straight down holes using a 1" wood spade bit,
about 8" deep. My tree stump was something hard, so I used a corded
milwaukee 1/2" drill. I started with my 18V Bosch, but I knew that would
die quickly because of the hardness of the stump
Hardware store, plant nursery, or at the home and garden dept at many
variety stores--labeled as "Stump Remover"--read the label, diesel or other
hydrocarbon fuel will help if you intend to later burn the stump.
Bulk quantities are available at wholesale chemical houses and pyrotechnic
Beware, stump removal grade is *not* generally not pure enough for
pyrotechnic use, so suggest dont get any bright ideas about making
explosives or other 4th of July demonstrations with it.
Enuff said ???
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