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Old 11-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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what was the old school trick getting a tire to blow back up on the rim with starter fluid ? thanks
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:39 PM   #2
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As a wise rabbit said be very very careful and ready to run does not hurt either.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:41 PM   #3
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Spray it around the edge of the tire, then light it. That's how I've done it
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:42 PM   #4
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Carb cleaner works good. Spray a little into the tire and light it with a long flame. Burning stick or something. Small propane torch works good. It will scare the crap out of you when it pops.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:43 PM   #5
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Spray it around the edge of the tire, then light it. That's how I've done it
This is how I do my Mule Tires
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:45 PM   #6
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I spray a trail up to be top and stand to the side.

You might have to kick it get to it to pop

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Old 11-11-2019, 07:47 PM   #7
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I watched a kid spray hairspray in a tire & use lighter fluid to make a trail about 15' away. That tire jumped 10' in the air but it was seated.

I have pulled the valve core, tightened a ratchet strap around the tire and got them to reseat with air pressure.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:52 PM   #8
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:54 PM   #9
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Little known fact: 2/3 of a can of ether sprayed in and on a concrete truck tire will cause it to jump about 9 ft in the air when lit. The sound is also unique and will cause an entire batch plant to come see the end result.

And if you never want to work on concrete truck tires again, this is a sure fire way to relieve yourself from those duties.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:58 PM   #10
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Lol, a little goes a long ways. I ruint a 30 inch fourwheeler tire trying to bead it off this way. First 3 went good the I ran out of either, who knew carburetor cleaner is lots more explosive than either lol
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:59 PM   #11
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I recommend that you get an air hose nozzle that you can attach to the valve stem. Before I got that and tried this method attire would blow up but I could not get air in it fast enough to keep it from coming off the bead. I got a little clip on air nozzle so I can immediately put air in it after the explosion. You can also use a big giant ratchet strap sometimes and that will work. It's a lot less stressful

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:00 PM   #12
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thanks guys got it back on and air up the old ranch truck back on the road again!
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:11 PM   #13
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Little known fact: 2/3 of a can of ether sprayed in and on a concrete truck tire will cause it to jump about 9 ft in the air when lit. The sound is also unique and will cause an entire batch plant to come see the end result.

And if you never want to work on concrete truck tires again, this is a sure fire way to relieve yourself from those duties.
who you work for?
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:40 PM   #14
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I have visited fellow workers at the burn units in Galveston and Herman hospital a few times. Granted entirely different scenarios but do use caution on this old way of sealing a tire. Yes I know I need to chill. Lol
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:33 PM   #15
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I seen it done and worked and I seen it done and did not work...It just aint worth risk... Pay someone to do it properly or get proper Equipment and do it yourself...
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:46 PM   #16
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I only saw it done once when working at a rural full service station when I was in high school

Tractor tire was giving a couple of older boys a fit trying to get it to air up (tubeless I guess)
They sprayed it with started fluid and when it hit the ground one of them was on it like a monkey with the air hose to keep it from losing the seat

Decided that was not the method for me

Also had a cage for airing up 18wheeler tires with "split rings"
It was all beat to hell and bent up, passed on messing with thoise too
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:13 PM   #17
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I seen it done and worked and I seen it done and did not work...It just aint worth risk... Pay someone to do it properly or get proper Equipment and do it yourself...
No offense
Worked 30+ years out in the middle of nowhere seen it done some times daily , sounds like a boss man or osha guy with lots of extra time and money to waste
I never had 2-4 extra hours for driving to town and back and forget it on a Sunday or holiday
And itís kinda hard to re seat a tire in the field after a plug job even if you happen to have a tire machine back in a barn
Yes a little dangerous but then so is filling tires up with propane out of our LPG tank
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:31 PM   #18
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Rachet strap has usually worked for me in most cases
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:26 PM   #19
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:45 AM   #20
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Rachet strap has usually worked for me in most cases
The best way I know of!
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:42 AM   #21
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:43 AM   #22
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I've done it a few times with starter fluid. It doesn't take much. You have to be quick with the air hose . The tire will lose pressure quick as it cools..
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:51 AM   #23
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Rachet strap has usually worked for me in most cases
I second and recommend this approach.

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Old 11-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #24
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Another vote for the ratchet strap method. Works very well and you don't have to set anything on fire.
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