Get a tool, and remove the stem from the air valve, and try again.
Opening up the valve allows enough air to get into the tire to inflate
it so that it seats against the bead on the rim.
Once the tire is reseated on the bead, then re-install the valve stem,
and pressurize the tire.
Clean it as good as you can, getting the dirt off the tire and rim. Wet it
with a water solution containing a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid.
The next step can be a one man or a two man operation. Make a loop to go
around the center of the rubber of the tire. Make it a little bigger so
that you can insert a stick and turn it like a tourniquet. If you are a
good rigger, you know how to do this with a rope and some loops. If you
have one of those one inch ratcheting straps, that will work fine, too. If
you have a chuck that will clamp on, that is good. Otherwise, you will have
to hold the chuck on the stem. Get everything ready. Turn the tourniquet,
or come down on whatever clamp you have. The beads of the tire will go out
to the rim. You may have to push and pull a bit. Insert air into the stem,
and keep it coming. Once all of the surfaces make contact at the same time,
it will start to hold air.
I personally like the solid tires for wheelbarrows. In some cold places,
they use starter or lighter fluid, and set the wheel on the ground. Some
spray, and an ignition source, and there is a mini explosion inside the tire
that forces the sides up onto the bead. I have seen it done, and it is
You left out one step. Take the core out of the valve stem so it can
take a *lot* higher volume of air. Don't forget to put the valve core
back when you get the tire bead seated. ;-)
You can also put a tube in a tubeless tire -- maybe not for highway
speeds, but it's OK for a wheelbarrow.
Well I ran into the same problem this spring. I finally managed to
tie a strong cord around the tire,centered it and used a twist stick
to tighten the cord enough to force the tire tight enough to the rim
to seal it enough so that it would start to inflate using my electric
tire inflator. Good luck!!
have someone hold the tire tight so that it is sealed against the wheel
and hit it with compressed air until full. I just did this 2 days ago
for my neighbor... first time i've seen it done.
Wrap a rope or a belt around the tire, longways, and cinch it tight..
this ought to force the bead out until it seals against the wheel-rim,
at which point you can inflate it part way, then take the rope off,
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