He Saved $1,000 on Tree Stump Removal by Drilling Holes Into It and Doing This

Removing a tree stump can get really expensive. Depending upon the size of the tree, how close it is to your house and the time of year, it can easily run upwards of $1,000 in most parts of the U.S. But today we have a cheap solution for you that will take a little longer than hiring someone but will save you all that cash.

In the video below, this man shows a great DIY hack for getting rid of an unwanted tree stump. First, prepare the area around the stump by clearing away any flammable materials, such as leaves or dry grass, and creating a firebreak around the stump. This will help prevent the fire from spreading beyond the intended area.

After that, this guy drills holes in the stump and pours vegetable oil in the holes to saturate the wood with oil. After days of repeating the process, he then lights the stump on fire, basically burning out the stump the same as they may have done in the days of homesteading!

Obviously, safety is paramount when doing this–make sure you keep any flammables away from the stump, be cautious while doing it, always have adult supervision and never leave it unattended. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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