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"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
Boy - that will make you think!!!
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
WOW Thanks for shearing. I watched some other video's as well. It make you think.
In my line of work
" EVERYBODY GOES HOME THE NEXT MORNING"
Oh My, that is scary! Every mechanic I know has, at one time or another, heated a wheel to get it off the hub. I hope they all get to see this video! It sure increased my respect for tires!
Ether in the tire then igniting to seal the bead. Seen that done for many years where I was raised. It's all logging in that area and that's a very popular trick when they have tires break the seal on the location. I saw it just the other night on Swamp Loggers and the guy popped one with ether. I don't think I would try it.
Probably not enough BTUs.
Clever idea. I can't imagine seating a bead in the swamp on a skidder with a portable air tank! They use a little bit of hydrogen to blow-mold plastic. Leaves no residue.
Good question, we routinely did this in the shop with ether for tuck tires with out incident for years until a few months ago when we finally got a bead blaster. I'm glad we never found out. Scot
Brute force and Ignorance.
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We also used starting fluid the inflate tubeless truck tires for over 20 years before my brother built us a bead blaster.
I've been very lucky, in 30 odd years of working with tires I've blown 3 split rim truck tires apart. The older split in the center rims are the worst and were dangerous even when new. The last one I had come apart was this type and because you can't see the area that goes together I mounted it on the inside duel before airing it up. When it came apart it blew the 20 bottle jack all the way out from under the truck.
I'm so glad most everything truck tire wise has gone tubeless now, we still run into the split ones now and then...
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
still do the split in the center and split ring type on comparatively smaller tires for fork trucks at 125 to 150 psi I use a clip on air chuck and remote air regulator and stand well out of range.
Thanks Big Dog ! I'm looking at welders now and that is a life saving warning. I have been neglecting the safety forum. Thanks "John" That was a eye opener. Johnny
I've used the ether trick a few times myself, and immediately thought of it when I saw the video. I sure won't anymore. I've never had a lug nut or bolt so stuck I was tempted to take a torch to it, so I'm glad I saw this before I was.
Do I understand correctly that the whole pyrolisis reaction started from that few seconds of welding, then the tire blew two and a half minutes later? Scary indeed.
Eddie - a 1959 International Lo-Boy named after my father in law, who who bought her new.
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