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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active May 2019

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    Let's just say that if I ever have to remove a tree stump again, I shall be doing it properly with a grinder.

    I elected to do it this way because I wanted to get rid of it a lot deeper than 20cm, (this is nearly a meter below the original ground level), so I had to dig anyway, and after I dug I thought I'll just cut it with my chainsaw then.

    But yeah, dirty wood and chainsaws don't mix. Lesson learnt.

    However, I am happy to report my latest method is working nicely. Thanks @tallsam for the inspiration.

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    It lives. Fire took out a fair bit with a bit of hollowing, but no where near enough. Will be trying again tonight and sit next to it with the leaf blower.

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    @7ven I have a large bag of gyproc easi fill that you are welcome to if you don't fancy the giant bag. Quite good at doing deep fills.

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    Better there than the plant pots in the house.

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    Had a little helper with the digging too.

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    Ha, I gave up and went down a not dissimilar route.

    Cut a vertical hole with the chainsaw down the centre, and a few with a drill, a couple of sideways entries at the base for ventilation, filled it with white spirit and lit it. Shoved some coals on there for good measure and then surrounded with wood for maximum fire.

    Didn't have a chance to look at it this morning but I hope its hollowed out at least. This thing has broken me.

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    Epic day with all the power tools today. This 70 year old Ash tree stump is an absolute beast.

    Big shout out to @TTM and his kango skills for making short work of the concrete wall.

    Tomorow this stump comes out

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    Couple of hours with a spade and I've more or less reached that conclusion too. Will look into hiring a micro digger. Anyone got a recommendation in SE london?

    Also, this network of roots, it won't be a problem for the digger I presume?

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    Off to screwfix to get a couple of new spades then. Thanks @Greenbank for reminding me that I already have a forgotten about mattock. Also need to get a wheelbarrow so I can transfer it all to the side of the house where I'll no doubt store it for the rest of time.

    If anyone SE fancies a bit of digging action this weekend hit me up! Beers and kebabs on demand.

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