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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Chuckle From Before

As in the past life of working and the chuckles are at the expense of a friend. We both laugh hard about this. My regret is that the conservative side of me said for the longest time said no to this technique and what a huge mistake that was - huge! It's like many things - use it in moderation and it's fine. We worked so much harder than we had to. This is for problem tires only.
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And a sacrifice was made.

So just how hot was it? I don't think the small explosion made the valve stem that hot but the air in the tire was and it happened when the air was escaping that it got real hot quickly. You need to stop the air or else the tire will come back off the rim which was the problem in the first place. I do not miss this at all!

7 comments:

  1. Aha! Minds like these are the ones that discover that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light. ;)

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  2. OWWWW! Now you don't have to do it ANYMORE!

    Linda
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  3. Love your header photo!

    Linda
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  4. Thanks Linda. that picture was taken late in the evening and is slightly out of focus.

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  5. We Jeepers use this technique on the trail when a bead gets popped off by a rock (we're running low pressures so a good pop to the sidewall by a rock is all it takes). It works. Not any tire mounting machines on the Rubicon Trail ;).

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  6. It works where not much else will and that's what is important. Low pressure on turf machines is 6psi. It's not that they come off the rim but that they leak and once they start it's hard to stop. Just do not miss it even a little bit.

    Like I say my conservatism cost me a lot of extra work and frustration.

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