How to Fix a Wheelbarrow Tire

By Anne Peters,2014-01-14 11:47
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How to Fix a Wheelbarrow Tire

    How to Fix a Wheelbarrow Tire (tubeless)

    An easy solution to lining up a tubless tire to the rim for a wheelbarrow to fill it back with air - happy days

    In most cases your wheelbarrow tire has become flat due to the cold weather, but if it has been punctured you should plan to fix the hole with a tire repair kit.

Once the tire is ready for inflating [inˈfleit] 加压的, 充气的, clean the tire bead, (the area that

    will be in contact with the metal rim) and remove all dirt. In order to inflate the tire you must line

    up the tire bead and press it tightly against the rim.

Apply tire bead sealer or dish soap to assist in the bonding process. 粘结法

    Wrap a tie down around the center of the tire tread and start to cinch up until the bead presses up against the rim. If tire just won't seal, gently rotate and and press the tire down from the center to stick the bead to the rim using the grease [gri:s] n.油脂or jelly. Listen to remove all

    leaks and try inflating again

Inflate the tire using a compressor (found at a gas station), or a small compressor [kəm'pres

    ə] 压缩机that plugs into your cigarette lighter. A hand pump may not have the PSI required but

    a foot pump should.


    When inflating the tire you may encounter a leak, using your hands to increase downward pressure from the center of tread may help eliminate the leak.

    If a leak remains but you can't find it, use a spray bottle of soapy water and spray the bead, the leak will force bubbles

    If all else fails, a very VERY small amount of starting fluid and a lighter will help seat the bead and get the tire to take air.

    Also warming the tire up beforehand - bring indoors - may help a little to expand the rubber. Don't apply any petroleum product, such as petroleum jelly as previously recommended, it will attack and soften the rubber of the tire. Instead, use a commercial tire bead lube lube [lu:b]

润滑油, or a soap-based lubricant. ['lu:brikənt]润滑剂


    Do not over-inflate while the tie down is wrapped around the tire; once the tire is holding air start

    releasing the tie down.

    If you can not release the tie down, expel air from the tire until you can. Things You'll Need

    Tie Down, long enough to wrap around the tire

    Petroleum jelly or grease

    Soapy water in spray bottle

    Air compressor (usually at a gas station)

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