wheelbarrow tube tire

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Old 04-18-12, 09:22 PM
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wheelbarrow tube tire

I put a patch on the inner tube of this wheelbarrow tire
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(other side is side with tire valve) but am having a terrible struggle trying to get the tire back onto the rim. What's the trick anyways? Any tips/suggestions appreciated!
 
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Old 04-19-12, 02:50 AM
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Take it all apart. Install one side of the tire only. Insert the tube. THEN finish the remaining side of the tire. It appears you are trying to install the tire and tube at once. It won't work. Incidentally, once you get it put together, and before you air it up, buy some Slime and put it in the tube. It won't go flat on you again.
 
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Old 04-19-12, 03:58 AM
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A little lube on the bead might help, too, if you aren't already doing that.
 
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One additional thought: Be sure to insert the valve stem through the hole in the rim before installing the second side of the tire on the rim. Be careful not to pinch the tube between the tire and rim or you will have another hole to patch.
 
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Old 04-19-12, 10:23 AM
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sucess! thanks

Thanks to all helpful replies here.

Unfortunately I seem to have a tendency to (try to) do things the hard/impossible way.

Chandler: Yeah I'd been going about it all wrong, trying to get both sides of the tire on the rim with the tube already inserted. Did what you said, and got it to work with some struggle of course, but a lot less than before. I'd be nice not to have to hassle with changing the dang tire ever again, so I'll be considering the Slime. There is also a very slight air leak out of the inner valve stem of the tube also (after several months the tire is noticeably less inflated). If I bought some Slime as you suggested and put it in the tire do you think it would stop that kind of a leak too?

Tow Guy: Yeah a little silicone lubricant around the bead helped it slip on, big time . I hadn't tried any lubricant before your suggestion. I got as far as thinking about it, before, though.

Wirepuller38: Your tip to insert the valve stem first, before trying to slip on the other side of the tire helped matters tremendously. And I was careful not to pinch the tube.
 
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Old 04-19-12, 10:53 AM
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You can buy new innards for the valve. Normally come as a pack of 4. Need a valve stem wrench also. Prob 5 bucks or so total.
 
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Old 04-19-12, 01:20 PM
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Slime stops leaks period, almost forever. Remove the valve stem ($5 tool), rotate the valve stem to the bottom of the tire/wheel, cut just the tip off the slime application tube and squeeze it in the tire. The jug will tell you how much is adequate for what application. It wouldn't be good for high speed applications, but, hey, just how fast can you push a wheelbarrow
I use it in my front tractor tires, too. Back ones get antifreeze and water, so they very seldom go flat.
 
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