Stumps are not only ugly, but they're a tripping hazard. If you leave them high enough, you have a solid seat, but most homeowners want them out. There are two ways to remove a stump: one takes time, the other takes money.
The cheap and easy way to remove a tree stump is to use a tree stump remover like Spectracide, which is potassium nitrate (also known as saltpeter). This chemical causes the stump to rot at a much faster pace than normal which will allow you to tear it out.
Use a 2.5cm auger bit and drill deep holes into the top and side of the stump. Pour the stump remover into the holes and top it off with water which activates the product. Keep children and animals away from the stump using chicken wire or some type of cover. Then wait. It can take months for the stump to break down, depending on how old and how large the stump is.
Rent a power stump grinder if you are short on time. These are big and heavy machines, but they make short work of stubborn stumps by using carbide tipped teeth to instantly shred a stump.
Stump grinders cost $100-$200 per day, and you'll need a truck with a ramp to haul it home. Many rental shops will pickup and deliver for an additional fee, which can be well worth it to avoid the hassle of transporting.
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How to Remove a Tree Stump [Home Construction & Improvement]