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A very High Tech repair
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:45:17 AM »
Plea from the wife today - her wheel barrow tyre keeps deflating. Now I'd known this for a while, it was on the 'to do' list, but not at the top - after all I have provided an outside tyre inflater 'station' with air always on tap  :ddb:

Now the bottom had rotted out of a barrow that I used to use for pig muck, so when I threw it away I'd saved the wheel and tyre to put on her barrow.

Totally different fittings for the axle so a bit of lathe work to make one work in the other and off she goes happy  :ddb:

So I thought I'd look at the original (fairly new) wheel, see if anything was obvious and if not put a tube in it. Dunking it in the workshop sink there's not one puncture - there's literally thousands - air is seeping through the porous rubber  :scratch:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: Moral of the tale - don't buy Chinese condoms  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 10:43:31 AM »
Andrew

That's why " johnnies " have a use by date  :)


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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 05:33:01 PM »

 :lol: :lol: :lol: Moral of the tale - don't buy Chinese condoms  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one, Andrew.  :thumbup:


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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 09:26:49 PM »
I bought a pressurized garden sprayer locally, US brand, and filled it up to do battle with a poison ivy patch, and the handle too was filled with pinholes, so basically sprayed myself. So I called the mfr. and started to tell my story when the lady on the end of the line stopped me and asked "name and address?" I gave it to her and she said she was sending a replacement handle assembly. It got here 2 days later. I'm guessing I wasn't the first to call in with this issue!
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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 10:55:59 PM »
I've found those cheepo pneumatic wheels and tyres a constant source of flat tyres. I have a sack barrow which has always deflated, in anger I used one of those repair aerosols on it, both wheels, now they go flat, but over a much longer period! I know those aerosols are not a good solution under normal circumstances, but at four miles an hour max, I don't really care!

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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 03:42:54 AM »
My demo labourers can wreck a barrow in a few days. Why they want to work so much harder pushing a piled-high barrow when they could wheel a level-load one so easily is beyond me but the barrows cost a fortune if you have to replace four of them every week at 50 quid a pop.
So we bought four heavy duty barrows for a hundred quid each (with discount, retail is 165) with a beefy frame and yellow plastic bin. That was last September and since then they have probably moved a thousand tonnes of rubble between them and they are still going strong. Haven't even had to put air in any of the tyres yet.

Might seem a lot of cash for a wheelbarrow but the value for money is terrific. This is the type we got:

http://www.big-wheelbarrows.co.uk/1-wheelbarrow_concrete_SB750.htm

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Re: A very High Tech repair
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 04:22:20 AM »
Years ago, probably 1974-5, I bought two Dyson 'Ball Barrows' as we were doing up houses, loads of rubble and concrete to move, and much of it over soft ground. They lasted amazingly well - still had them probably 10 years later. Eventually the plastic tubs split, and repeated 'hot melt glue gun' repairs failed after a few weeks. Never ever had a flat tyre ball in all those years.

Mine were green unlike these yellow ones:
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