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Old 08-16-2016, 04:06 AM
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Default Video: Seating a Tire Bead with Fire


It's a pretty common practice to apply some heat to get a stubborn bead to seat but we've got to admit, it's pretty impressive to behold when it all comes together just right:

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Old 08-16-2016, 04:49 AM
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"The rapid expansion of burning gases (also known as an explosion to you and I)" They say there's a thin line between genius and insanity and this guy is straddling the line.. Safer to just use a bead blaster.
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I had two front tires on my lt80 that refused to seat!
I used ether many times, only result was a warm and flaming tire
Instead of blowing up my house and burning down the forest, after two days of trying with starting fluid, ratchet straps, etc I gave in and took them to Big O
Big O used a bead seater like this one pictured and had them both done in 2 minutes.

I am now building a bead seater from an old air bomb, 2" check ball and some tubing.
I don't think starting fluid is what is used to be! They have dumbed it down
Also one bead must be near seated for skinney atv tires to pop onto the top bead, otherwise you will just get flash fires
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I've never seen it done with cannon fuse. That was pretty slick.
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Where do you buy dynamite fuse?
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Where do you buy dynamite fuse?
Cannon fuse. You can get this at a lot of outdoor places down here.You can even buy it at Sears..Sears.com
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In Canada you have to take a government run 2 week course to buy a Daisey B.B gun so I guess I'm out of luck.
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Beergut has been known to lose an eyebrow or two when either seating a tire. It's always funny to see him after one of his mishaps.
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Where do you buy dynamite fuse?
They sell cannon fuse at a lot of fireworks stores. If there are any around you that would be the first place to look. One time I used it to link several fireworks together with a delay between them. The people selling it may know what the burning rate is. Maybe something like 30 seconds per foot.
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