Stump Removal

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BubblegumMom

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I would like to get rid of a tree stump that is starting to rot and is just a couple feet from the house, I guess mainly because I'm afraid it will start getting a lot of insects. It is too close to the walkway to have it pulled out. I have a container of Hi-Yield Stump Remover which contains potassium nitrite. You're supposed to drill holes down into the stump, 12†deep, then additional holes 3†down from the top of the stump, connecting with the bottoms of the other holes, then pour the stuff in.

I'm just afraid that rainwater or something will cause some of the stuff to splash on the house, and then the house will begin rotting. What do you think?

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I like using a stump grinder. They come out with a grinder that will leave the stump below the ground.
Cover with dirt and you're done with it.
 

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Thanks, but it's a couple feet from the house on one side and right up against the walkway on the other. We had a stump in the front of the house pulled out and at that time they guy indicated he couldn't do that one.
 

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Stump grinding is not pulling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb2KSjta21w shows a small rental unit. Pros would use a bigger unit.

[video=youtube;Eb2KSjta21w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb2KSjta21w[/video]
 
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Thank you very much for the video! Now I remember. Stump King didn't pull it out, he ground it up. And he said he couldn't do the one near the house.
 

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I had some people come out to my home for a stump grinding and tree removal. They did a decent job removing the tree, but when they were finished it doesn't seem like they really grinded the roots out properly, because there is a huge mound left where they removed the tree. Is this something that will level out over time? As its kind of an eye sore right now.
 
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the nice people at DuPont published a book that taught you how to use their products to solve all manner of problems on your property :)

tree stump bothering you? - not for long
 
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My wife's uncle said they were using dynamite to remove a stump one time. The ground was very hard and when the charge went off, there was a "hump" like a mole digging a tunnel from the stump to the basement foundation. IT caved in the side of the basement.
 

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The stump near the home maybe too close for the stump grinder and the guys may be afraid that the machine could get away from them and damage your house, OR, is there a gas or electric meter near buy where the blade could hit a gas pipe or electric cable feeding your home.

Between dynamic and stump grinding, stump remover potassium nitrate was very common. Drill a few holes and pour potassium nitrate into the holes. Then add a little water. It accelerated the decomposition process. It may take a year or two but it eventually goes away. I do not think a rotting stump near buy would affect the house unless you're infested with termites. Google search stump remover potassium nitrate for more info.

Just noticed that this thread is three years old!
 
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