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Balloons Solve Wheelbarrow Tire Problem
Harold Gallaher, Farmington, Mo.: “I bought a new 8-in. tubeless wheelbarrow tire at Walmart. Unfortunately, it had been squeezed flat during shipping. Both beads were touching and wouldn’t spread apart to make contact with the sides of the wheel rims. So I filled 4 or 5 balloons about half full of air and then placed them inside the tire to hold the beads apart. It provided me with a temporary way to hold the tire out against the wheel rims until I could fill it with air.”

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #3