How to make new tire for wheelbarrow out of two old tires

IMG_0972 This is made in Korea 50 eur aluminium wheelbarrow. It’s rubber tires lasted three years, then they started to crack revealing inner tube. As I used it to transport hay, inner tube was soon pinched.

Inner tube could be patched, but what to do with tires?

I bought one new tire (7 eur). So I had two broken tires left. And I thought, it would be bad to through them out, so I thought a bit and came to an idea that maybe two broken tires can be combined into one.

IMG_0968 Here you can see that one tire contains the other. The other I split with an axe in order to insert it. I had to remove metal wire ends, because they could damage inner tube later.

IMG_0970 IMG_0971 Here you can see inner tube already into tire installed into the disks. Take care that inner tube does not get stuck between the disks. Otherwise it will not let you drive screws tight, thus creating space between disks. In this case, when air will be pumped, disk might be torn off by this force. So screws must be tighten up as much as possible, before pumping the air.

Try it out, save your money, save your environment, by reducing both landfill and demand for production of new stuff.

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About Pavels Melnis

Independent ecology activist, family farmer, gardener and forestkeeper. Musician: violin, guitar, singing. Hobbies: traveling by bicycle, learning to play different music instruments - accordion, piano, recorder flute, harmonica, drums; languages, theology, prehistory, logbuilding, repairing and recycling. Religious. Ecological. Love all things ethnic and traditional.
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