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Poll: How Long? (12 member(s) have cast votes)

How long to burn up stump?

  1. 6 days (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. 8 days (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  3. 2 weeks (2 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. 3 weeks (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  5. Never...you'll get tired of re-lighting it! (2 votes [16.67%])

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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:51 PM

How long will it take to burn this stump?

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:07 PM

It might be days. How long has the tree been cut? It doesn't look very old exposure wise.

Oh, and watch those rocks. If they get hot enough, water trapped in them can flash to steam & send hot rock shrapnel in many directions.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:24 PM

I will say several days, at least. I have burned stumps out (roots included) and they have always taken longer then expected.

I agree with Alan, rocks to close to fire can be VERY dangerous!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:24 PM

It's been cut for years. I know about the rocks but thanks. I figured days as well.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:36 PM

all depends. I've seen it done a few ways. Around here, we burn almost anything we can find as most of us have an avg firepit of about 15 ft round by 1ft deep. lol. From the outside, could certainly take quite some time. Will burn much faster if done from the center....out. We've drilled holes down thru the center before and lit a fire there. Sounds senseless to some but it actually creates a nice bed of flames protruding upward when you have things stacked around it like a teepee. Just a thought.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:03 PM

If the rain doesn't put it out, I'm going to say 6 days! Never done this before, just an observation.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:11 PM

I would say it will burn for a week or longer, assuming rain doesn't put it out.
The roots will burn/smoulder for a LONG time!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Not burning equally.:angry:

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Watch your grass, could go up fast and spread fast..

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:03 PM

If you're not in a hurry, cut it down then drill it full of holes and pack the holes with high nitrogen fertilizer. This makes it rot much faster. An open fire now is looking for trouble with the leaves. Good Luck

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Just for kicks, I added a poll. :D
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Several years back some people not far from us were burning a stump and ended up burning their house down. The fire dept said the fire followed the root system right to the house. First I had heard of something like this but I have talked with other firemen and they said yes it can happen.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:06 PM

I tried burning a smaller one. resorted to a pruning saw cutting cross hatch then a maddox to chip it out 2 days work.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Its 100' or so from the house. Im not to worried about it getting to the house. the grass is short so it shouldn't spread. It will be watched every day just to be sure. Ive got a few of these but the others are to close to hay storage so ill have to wait until spring.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Might get a little more action if you drill a few 1" holes at ground level and give it some air.




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