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Jim Yanik
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"Pagan" wrote in

"Dan_Musicant" wrote in message
I've had to reinflate it a few times already and it's only about 4
years old. Not every time, but it seems like after 6-12 months, it's
flat. I'm looking whistfully at Harbor Freight ads for a 10" wheel
for $5 (don't know if mine's 10", though!).

The best way to buy a tire like this is to take it off, bring it in
the store, and compare it to theirs.

It's a Union Made (I think that's the brand), the big one (6 foot?).
Is there something I can do to make it not leak? I use one of those
plastic valve caps already.

Those are just to keep dirt out of the valve stem,not to keep air in.


I've been told to put Slime in the tires for my wheelbarrow and hand
truck. These smaller tires, as well as bike tires, do tend to go flat
after a few months. They just aren't made to the same standards as
car and truck tires.

Even car and truck tires need to be checked periodically;driving with
underinflated tires is dangerous and lowers gas mileage.

Personally, I feel it's more trouble to put Slime, or those flat
repair canisters, in the tires than to just pump them up now and
again. A cheap auto compressor makes short work of it.


It's a BITCH to pump the recommended amount of Slime through that tiny
valve stem.
While you're pumping in Slime,displaced air has to come out,or the Slime is
just coming back out.

IMO,that stuff is useless.

Tires naturally leak air out slowly over time.

Jim Yanik