Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

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Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby rjb » 11 Dec 2018, 6:40pm

Daughter's wheelbarrow has had a visitation from the p* fairy. Can I use a 26" inner tube doubled around the rim as a temporary/ semi permanent fix. MTB inner tubes are readily available from Poundland. :wink:
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Brucey » 11 Dec 2018, 6:46pm

yes, but it may burst immediately (it will be stretched in odd places) and even if it doesn't do that, it may burst in use; wheelbarrow tyres deflect quite a lot when you have a load on, and folds in inner tubes tend to chafe through.

ps you may get three turns around the rim this way, most likely with a wide 700C sized tube. If you can do this it would be best because in theory this could be done without any abrupt folds or twists in the tube. A 26" tube probably won't be long enough for this; the 8" refers to the bare rim (bead seat) diameter , so the mean turn diameter would be close to 12".

Note also that wheelbarrow inner tubes are made of thicker rubber than bicycle inner tubes, so all kinds of imperfections on the inside of the tyre/rim are better tolerated.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby iandusud » 11 Dec 2018, 7:12pm

Usually 12 1/2" x 2 1/4" if I remember correctly.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby ferrit worrier » 11 Dec 2018, 7:19pm

Try "tyre shopper" give them a call or try "National tyres" again try a phone call
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Brucey » 11 Dec 2018, 7:58pm

other options include

- a patch (cost = peanuts)

or

- a complete wheel (can be had with solid PU tyre that won't roll as easily but won't puncture either) cost ~ £10-15

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Des49 » 11 Dec 2018, 8:06pm

I used some sealant for a wheel barrow puncture recently and the repair was successful. It was a slowish puncture and I had a part can of sealant left from an experiment to rescue a tubular tyre that had a small thorn puncture.
Several months on it's still at a good pressure.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby tim-b » 12 Dec 2018, 5:17am

Hi
You can get the tubes from a decent builders' merchant, although I'd try a foaming sealant to guard against future attacks
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby francovendee » 12 Dec 2018, 8:08am

Look on eBay, got a new tube for £3.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Nigel » 12 Dec 2018, 9:58am

rjb wrote:Daughter's wheelbarrow has had a visitation from the p* fairy. Can I use a 26" inner tube doubled around the rim as a temporary/ semi permanent fix. MTB inner tubes are readily available from Poundland. :wink:


Builders merchants, or decent hardware store (if you still have one). Both will have the proper tube, or one close-enough in size to do the job properly.

Temporary fix would be to stuff the tyre with grass or similar.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby hamster » 12 Dec 2018, 11:27am

The grass fix is widely quoted and rarely tried!

Use a tyre reinflation foam (the sort that most cars seem to have instead of a spare wheel these days).

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby Mick F » 12 Dec 2018, 4:39pm

Loads of issues over the years with wheelbarrow tyres.
Some of mine have been tubeless, and I tried fitting a tube to them. Difficult to do and pinching them with a tyre lever is easy to do.
New wheels, and they eventually puncture too, and the sunshine UV light gets to the tyre eventually as the barrow spends much of its time unused and upside down and the tyre rots.

Best thing I did ........... after three barrows over the past 20odd years here .............. is to buy a wheelbarrow with a solid wheel.
This one is mine now. Excellent. :D
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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby GranvilleThomas » 12 Dec 2018, 7:22pm

rjb wrote:Daughter's wheelbarrow has had a visitation from the p* fairy. Can I use a 26" inner tube doubled around the rim as a temporary/ semi permanent fix. MTB inner tubes are readily available from Poundland. :wink:


I did this about 3 years ago and the wheel is still fine but it wasn't a 26 inch tube that I used and I cant remember exactly what the size was - possibly 24 inch" ?

In fact the the wrapped around tube seems to hold pressure a lot better than the previous correct size tube.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby 531colin » 12 Dec 2018, 8:11pm

For goodness' sake, its an inner tube. Patch it. If you think wheelbarrow tyres are hard to fit, don't ever buy a motorcycle.

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Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Postby rjb » 12 Dec 2018, 8:40pm

531colin wrote:For goodness' sake, its an inner tube. Patch it. If you think wheelbarrow tyres are hard to fit, don't ever buy a motorcycle.


Unfortunately she wants it done yesterday and i wont be seeing her until Xmas, but i know she has a 26" tube available. If she manages to get the wheel and tyre off.

She uses it to Poo pick her horse field every day so shes getting desperate. You wouldnt believe the volume of **** a horse generates in 24 hours. But we always bring 2 foodwaste bins of it home every month when we go down to baby sit. You should see my rhubarb patch. :lol:
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