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Old 10-31-05, 02:35 PM
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How do I fix this tire

I have a lawnmower tire that has gone flat and I'm not sure what to do to fix it. It is a tubeless tire off the front of a riding mower that has a small leak in it somewhere, don't know anything more just got it for free from a friend. The tire completely deflated over the course of the first week I had it and has seperated from the rim. Since it has come loose from the rim, I haven't been able to get it inflated at all. I figured if I could get it inflated once, I'd be able to shoot some fix-a-flat into it and be ok, but short of taking it to a tire place, I can't figure out how to get air back into it. Any help. Thanks
Old 10-31-05, 02:57 PM
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You need to use a powerful air compressor to shoot the air in the tire. Try to get the tire as close to the rim as possible and then blast it with air..
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Sounds like a seated lawn mower. (the one where you sit on and mow?)

Can you take the tire off?
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just lean hard to the other side and keep that tire off the ground
it will still work fine
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Originally Posted by Mole177
Sounds like a seated lawn mower. (the one where you sit on and mow?)
Otherwise referred to as a "riding mower".
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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
You need to use a powerful air compressor to shoot the air in the tire. Try to get the tire as close to the rim as possible and then blast it with air..
Will the kinds they have at gas stations be strong enough?
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Originally Posted by The_Greek
Will the kinds they have at gas stations be strong enough?
Don't get out much do you? Of course it's compressed air. You don't think that gas station air is solely for bicycle do you?
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Originally Posted by Myster X
Don't get out much do you? Of course it's compressed air. You don't think that gas station air is solely for bicycle do you?
When he said "powerful air compressor", I didn't know if he meant the types used at garages that seem to be alot more powerful than the ones at gas stations for 50 cents. I'm assuming the ones at gas stations are only around 100 psi max (but I don't know for sure, just assuming) and didn't know if the nozzle was going to flow at a high enough rate to get the tire reseated.
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Spray a small amount of carb cleaner inside and light it. Poof! inflated tire.

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