Introduction: Duct Tape Tire Repair

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You have a hole in a tire that has an inner tube?  This instructable shows an easy and quick repair until you can get the tire replaced.  Remember that this is for ONLY TIRES WITH INNER TUBES AND ARE NOT CRITICAL.

Step 1: Clean and Prep Area.

Disassemble the tire and remove from rim.

Wipe the interior of the tire with a dry shop cloth and vacuum the dust out.

Wipe the area around the hole with denatured alcohol and allow to dry.

Cut 4 pieces of Duct Tape.

Step 2: The Fix.

Press 1 strip of Duct tape over the hole.

Place second strip at a 90 degree angle to the first.

Place the third strip 45 degrees to the first.

Place the fourth strip 90 degrees to the third.  

The images show the layout that will give the greatest strength.

Step 3: Reassembly and Test.

Press all strips down tightly.

Replace tube and reassemble the tire.

Inflate tube to proper level.

Replace tire on Trailer.

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