Stump Removal

Several months ago I read that the best way to get rid of a stump is to burn it out. Drill holes, fill with kerosene, etc.
I've got a 4' - 5' diameter stump from a water oak that's about 6" above ground level. This morning I went to Home Depot to buy a bit and found that there were more choices than I was expecting. For this application what type of bit would be best? Are 1" holes appropriate? How many? How deep?
In general, what applications do you use an auger for and when do you use a spade bit? -- Bob Simon remove both "x"s from domain for private replies
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4-5 ft. dia oak would make a nice kitchen chopping block or table top if you have the woodworking tools. I've seen some coffee tables make out of large tree stumps or trunks going for over $5,000 a while ago.
In any case, I use my auger for fence post holes and a spade bit with my jackhammer for breaking out concrete or digging around tree roots. If you were referring the wood boring spade bit then you need a drill to bore holes in you tree stump.
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You need a long auger for this, you need the self feeding and chip removal. The spade is cheap and works for thin boarda thast are dryid wood. 1" might work for kerosine, but you need at least 1.25" if you are using sticks (1 1/8 diA) to sped the job.
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All you people must live in the sticks to be able to blow things up and burn things out. No one around to see you.
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