How to Repair a Flat Wheelbarrow Tire
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for fixing damaged wheels
In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for fixing damaged wheels with host Kevin O'Connor.
1. If the tire has an inner tube, remove the tube and repair the hole with a tube repair patch.
2. Allow the glued patch to dry completely before placing the tube back inside the tire and filling it with air.
3. For a tubeless tire, first fill the tire with air, then listen for air leaking from the tire.
4. Once you've located the leak, use a reamer from a plug repair kit to ream out the hole.
5. Tread a length of rubber plug through the eye in the applicator. If necessary, pull the plug through the eye with pliers.
6. Brush a liberal coat of rubber cement onto the rubber plug.
7. Pull the reamer from the tire and immediately shove the rubber plug about two-thirds of the way down into the hole.
8. Pull straight up to remove the applicator tool.
9. Using diagonal pliers to trim the excess rubber plug flush with the tire.