I have wheel barrel with a deflated tire and it is to the point that it
is loose on the rim bit it is not punctured. It is relatively new and
has always lost air periodically. Someone told me the bead? is not
great on those tires and best option is to add a tube. Should I buy a
new tire, am I able to reseal the existing tire, or is my best option
to add a tube?
Much appreciated in advance
If you cinch a rope around the tire the long-way, and crank on it,
you can probably get the tire to seal well enough to take air.
I've always found that if I make sure the tire is fully
maybe a little over) inflated after that, it will hold air.
I use a ratchet type nylon tie-down strap... My wheelbarrow tire leaks
also, but it's a slow enough leak that it's never really a problem...
Maybe top it off before I use it if it's been sitting for more than a
week or so, but I've never had it come unseated once over the years...
On the other hand, I've had a hand truck tire come unseated because I
was moving my dog's water container with it... It's a 300 lb (empty)
water container and I hadn't topped off the tires on it before
attempting it... The tire that was a bit low popped off the rim...
He's half German Shepherd, hald St. Bernard... It's basically an
engineering challenge between what he can destroy / knock over and
what I can buy / design / build... He likes to put his front paws in
the water bowl and that tended to knock them over... The plastic water
bowls were just considered chew toys by him... Eventually, I had to
make one out of concrete and rebar... The sides and bottom are about
6" thick and it took 3.5 80# bags of concrete to make it... If I was
doing it over, I would pour a small slab, have rebar sticking up along
the edges, and do the perimeter with CMUs (cinder blocks) filled with
concrete... I would also install a pipe at the bottom of the first row
of CMUs with a valve on it so that I could drain the container... I
would also plumb it so that water could come directly into it with no
exposed valves -- probably have the valve near the house with just a
straight pipe running out to the water container... My philosophy is
that if you're going to engineer something, you might as well
It cost me a lot less than $100 to make... The smallest that TS sells
is 44 gallons at $67 and 2 ft wide by 4 ft long by 1 ft high... That's
a bit larger footprint than I was wanting...
Perhaps, but he's very friendly livestock (i.e. he has *no* loyalty
whatsoever -- a "smile at me, I'm yours" type of dog)... Very good
with kids and not the least aggressive towards other dogs (even the
small rat size ones)... He likes to chase ducks and if he manages to
catch one and stop it, the duck doesn't tend to survive the
encounter... He then looks at it and wonder why it doesn't want to
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