Does anyone know any trick to put air in a small tire on a dolly cart or
I guess they are also called an appliance cart?
Anyhow, one tire is not seated on the rim, and no matter how much I push
on it, it leaks one one side or the other. I even tried a larger
compressor than mine, at a gas station where there was more air. I just
cant get the tire to expand enough to pop the bead onto the rim.
I guess I have to take it to a tire shop. The tire is good, its just
loose on the rim. But I thought I'd ask on here for ideas. Someone
locally told me to spray ether in it, and light it. NO THANKS !!! I've
seen that done on semi-truck tires, but this small tire might launch in
the air. Far too dangerous.
I dont know why they put aired tires on these small carts anyhow. A
solid tire would work fine, and be a lot less troublesome.
On 4/22/2016 7:48 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
+1. . . and use one of those adapters that clips onto the valve stem
(to keep both your hands free - or get an assistant) and while the air
is flowing into the unseated tire, shake the tire a bit to allow it to
seal and pop the tire bead into position.
I agree that a tube is a much better solution. Those small tires never
seem to form a good bead seal. But before I stick any money in this, I
think I'll just buy some solid tires/wheels.
I have an old cart with solid tires. When I need it. it's ready to be
used. This cart is bigger so I would prefer it for certain items, but
everytime I want to use it, the tires are flat. I see no advantage for
aired tires for this application. On a vehicle, aired tires make a
smoother ride, but Im not riding on this cart.
I've been thru this same ordeal with wheelbarrows. The ones with solid
tires get used, while the ones with aired tires get me pissed off. I
have found solid tire replacements for them.
I have to include garden tractors in this thread. Every spring, all or
most of the tires are flat. Then all summer i'd be out there fighting
with tires. Because there are no solid tires for them, I have put tubes
in them, and I do ride on them, so I suppose it's a smoother ride than
would be solid tires if they were available.
On 4/22/2016 12:17 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Many decades ago, I tried stuffing a tire
of that type with crumpled news paper. Can't
remember if that helped.
I wonder if a fill of Great Stuff expanding
foam would fill, seat, and all that? You can
be field tester, and let us know how it works.
Solid tires or inner tubes likely to be the
way to go.
On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:17:18 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Better mileage than solid tires. Up to 49 mpg.
What they do at tire shops to get sidewalls to seat is to put a band
around the circumference of the tire and inflate it, so it pushes in
the tread and makes the sidewalls flare. You could use a thick rope
and use a bar to twist the knot, or even the non-knot, around and
around to make the rope left to go around the tire shorter. It might
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