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Old 06-09-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Hey Bud - great suggestion. We're going to be clearing a lot of trees here soon and I loathe digging and grinding stumps. I was planning to limb and cap before felling (I have a healthy respect for widowmakers), so tying off a tow cable while I'm up there would be easy. Just have to figure out if my Dodge 2500 with 4WD will have enough gumption to pop 'em, or whether I'm going to need to borrow someone's CAT.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Hmmm, stumps.

We threw gasoline on the fire and now we have stumps for arms and no eyebrows.


YouTube - NOFX - We Threw Gasoline On The Fire And Now We Have Stumps
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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That is a beautiful story! As a former builder, I could probabely avoid the cracks but just the idea! Very cool.
Blueflames... how can you let the ants do it to your home! Simple ways to prevent it... Metal flashings and caulk.
We don't "LET" them, it has been a war between them and us for 30 years!!! I think we have won finally!
oh we have metal flashings and everything is caulk. I spread a chemical around the foundation every summer to keep them out. We have over the years managed to find the buried stumps that have been carpenter ant nest. One nest was 3 feet deep, 4 feet across, about 3 feet under ground. Took 5 gallons of gas and motor oil to burn them out.
Our home is When we bought this house it had sat empty for 3 years and they got in. Once they get in they leave a secretion that every couple of years they find their way back in because of this. the house in thick beam structure with nature pine ceilings.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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sorry for the second post. should have mentioned that the fellow clearing the land for us is pushing the trees over and just pushing them into a large hole area so that we can cut them up for firewood. The stumps that will be left are another issue to deal with. thanks for all the info guys and gals!!
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