How to Remove a Stump, Cheaply & Effectively!

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  • Published on:  Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • This video is a how to on burning a stump with a quick and efficient method. The key is a steady heat applied as low on a stump as you can get it. We achieved this by cutting into it with a chainsaw.
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  • Joe Zyzyx

    Joe Zyzyx

     11 months ago +74

    Everyone should watch the new video. Much better and he took suggestions to heart. Kudos on the new video.

  • Luxor Bill

    Luxor Bill

     9 hours ago

    I rented a stump grinder one time. Worked well and I still needed gasoline. Done in an hour.

  • Keith Lillis

    Keith Lillis

     21 hours ago

    Cut the stump lower, cut the X in the stump as suggested, have an old hot water heater cut about 2' in length with rectangles approx. 1 1/2" x 3" around one end and place it over the stump so that it lets air in to the fire you are going to start. Take some newspaper and wad it up and put it just inside by the open slots that was cut in the bottom of the hot water burner and place twigs and scrap wood inside the burner. Pour about a cup of fuel oil or diesel fuel inside the top of the burner making sure that the fuel is pour over a good share of the wood material you placed inside the hot water burner. Light the paper inside the slots of the burner and let it burn. It will burn hot and burn down into the ground. In some cases you may have to put a little more scrap wood or twigs inside the top of the burn but seldom. The burner will contain the fire and you don't have to worry about burning yours or you neighbors house, shop or barn down. It works great.

  • Joe higgins

    Joe higgins


    You never ever leave a fire un atteneded are you kidding me

  • Halibut 1

    Halibut 1


    If your stump is next to water, this method might be okay. But how often is that the case?? If your stump is next to woods you might start a forest fire. Worse, if your stump is next to your house.... Alot of people do want tillable soil, not tree roots, so might advise to dig down to roots and cut them off, then get some monster truck or tractor to rip the stump out, like some sadistic dentist with pliers telling you that tooth needs to see the daylight. Cheers, man. All good. :)

  • Kroma Artazen

    Kroma Artazen

     2 days ago

    Get rid of that lousy music and good awful whistling, whistling is offensive in 90% of the world, just speed up the video without the offensive noise

  • Michael Brawner

    Michael Brawner

     2 days ago

    I would have cut the stump flush and would have made a bunch of cuts in different directions with an old blade. Or a large drill bit! Have a few burns followed by a pickax!

  • Pale Horse

    Pale Horse

     2 days ago

    14:50 blowing tube with 35 mile winds.....LOL

  • pyrolimnaeus


     2 days ago +1

    I learned about the cross-cut stump method fifty years ago. All this dude is demonstrating is how inept he is at starting a fire.

  • R R

    R R

     3 days ago

    Good video! I say get a backhoe and dig er up

  • Sweet, Kind & Innocent

    Sweet, Kind & Innocent

     3 days ago

    Don't think I'd start a fire on a windy day.

  • Jaime Martinez

    Jaime Martinez

     3 days ago

    I use old cooking oil and news paper folded in x burn over night

  • free lover

    free lover

     3 days ago

    !! Now !!! Can you tell me on how to remove Trump , from the withe house .!!!!

  • Neil Davidson

    Neil Davidson

     3 days ago

    Music was totally appropriate to accompany this tedious process.

  • Tim Seeton

    Tim Seeton

     3 days ago

    I have done this method but added a hollowed out truck tire rim to contain the fire burning down. Is there a knows fire burns up. Also mine was muvh larger and hardwood not a silly little pine tree. It took me over a week. Been working on the roots that where exposed to both the ground now for over a month.



     3 days ago

    You should maintain that saw better, its dull and looks like not lubricating properly.
    Could cause harm bigtime or wreck the saw.

  • Jeff Francis

    Jeff Francis

     3 days ago

    Good way to start a fire. Dont leave it unattended and it could also travel through the root system and pop up somewhere else. This really isnt the best way to remove a stump

  • Ron Jones

    Ron Jones

     4 days ago

    I hope you wear ear protection. I ALWAYS wear ear protection when I use any power tool and I"m73 years old and my ears test better than most teen agers. I still enjoy the rich sounds of orchestral music while to most of my friends live performances sound like they are listening through a long tube. They are missing out on so much because the thought they "didn't need to use ear plugs".

  • Todd Bart

    Todd Bart

     4 days ago +7

    Alternate title: "How to burn your whole property down"

  • Romans10vs9


     4 days ago

    Very much needed, as at my son's home we cut down 5 trees this spring. There are locust trees and within a month shoots were coming up all over the place, up to 25 feet away. Will the stump burning you showed also kill the close roots? I am looking forward to testing this out, one at a time.