Saw a product in the Big Orange Depot store...priced less than $10....it
says that I can drill some holes, pour this stuff down, and then in a couple
of weeks set the stump on fire with kerosene and voila! stump is turned to
ash. Anybody have any insight on this product?
It's most likely potassium nitrate.
I doubt it would work it's magic that fast on a new stump.
An old stump would probably work pretty well. The potassium nitrate gets
sucked into the root mass, making it more flammable.
I wouldn't want to use Kerosene myself. I rather just clear a safety
zone around the stump, then build a nice bonfire on top of it.
Thanks for clearing that up.
As a kid, I remember my dad always had a bag of potassium nitrate
around, which he would somewhat regularly put into holes in the numerous
stumps we had in the yard. My understanding was it made the stumps rot
away more quickly.
In recent years, I bought a container of ???Green Light??? stump
remover from a box store. The directions were just what the original
poster described. Said to add into holes, wait a specified time, then
burn out the stump with kerosene. I had thought maybe dear old Dad had
been missing the last step all those years ago, as he never burned any.
Now I see that he was smarter than me. No big surprise.
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