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What's the most patches you have seen in one tube?

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C. Amick

02-18-2013 18:27:07




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I counted 15 patches in this one 15-inch tube when I put new tires and tubes on the rotary mower. Not sure how many of them were added by my dad?




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Rdandersom

02-19-2013 13:55:20




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
Looks like some of of the tubes my dad had.Patches over patches on every wheel on the place.After he died I found new tubes in their packages that had been in the shed so long they had cracked through where they were folded.

Years ago I hired a friend to open up a corn field for cob picking.A tire on one of his wagons blew on the way to the elevator so we swapped a wheel from something else and carried on.I will never forget the look on his face when I brought his wagon wheel back after getting it fixed."Rob, That"s a brand new tire" I"m pretty sure by the look on his face that a brand new tire was something he had heard of but had never seen before.

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KEH

02-19-2013 05:03:24




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  

I have a front 7.50 x 20 front tractor tire which had(has) a bad case of thorns. Was visiting family about 2 hours from home, took wheel and tire with me to a good local tire place near family. He said it would cost me too much to patch the dozen or so holes he found in the tube and he didn't have a new tube in stock, but did get all the thorns he found out. I paid him for his work, took tube home, bought a box of patches, and patched the tube. Now thorns, which in this case came from a honey locust sprout, will keep working into the tire if they are not all removed and will make new holes. The tire developed another slow leak and I put some Green Slime for tubes in it and have mostly solved the problem. I'll probably have to go through the process again before the tire wears out, In which cas I may be closing in on the record for patches.

KEH

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rockyridgefarm

02-19-2013 03:48:45




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
Opposite problem - Acquaintance works for a tire shop. He brings home plenty of tubes that have never been patched because the owner doesn't want to "risk" another flat. I just got a very nice tube for a 16.9-38 from him with ONE patch - for FREE. I just can't see who can afford to replace a $90 tube "just cause".

Frankly, I run anything I can tubeless. It's sooooooo much easier to plug a tire versus demounting, patching, booting, restemming, etc, etc, etc... Only the sorriest tires get tubes. The 16.9-38 I tubed is a dual.

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Howard H.

02-18-2013 23:33:20




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
Here's a pic I just took for myself when I was helping clean up my Grandpa's old farmstead a couple of years ago. I was amused at how far he would push repairing something.

He had a good life and a gorgeous farm/ranch near Lubbock TX, but he sure worked hard.

Howard:

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Eldon (WA)

02-18-2013 21:52:11




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
At the rate I am going, I may catch up to you with my skid steer. They are a bear to seat when tubeless, so I have been putting tubes in them. Just had another flat yesterday on a $90 job, should take them to the tire shop, but they started charging me $15 a pop and it cuts into the profits. They are a bugger with the tough sidewall....and the cold weather makes them even worse. I did the one today in about an hour....

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GlenIdaho

02-18-2013 21:32:32




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
How about the most holes at one time? 19, but that was on a little boys bike. Cause - a pesky plant called goatheads.



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Pops1532

02-18-2013 21:24:52




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I don't know how many they had on one tube but my Dad and uncle had 27 flats in one day on a Terraplane my uncle had just bought and was trying to get home.



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gene bender

02-19-2013 02:30:58




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to Pops1532, 02-18-2013 21:24:52  
27 In one day 1/2 hr each flat =long long day



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Armand Tatro

02-18-2013 21:19:04




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
Been mowing along a hedge row?? Armand



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BIG RUH

02-18-2013 20:57:05




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I work at a truck stop when I was in high school. We did repair on all types of tires. Farmer brought in a wagon tire that had over 20 patches. Don't remember exact amount. Couldn't talk him into a new tube. It stiil held air after I put another patch on it.



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Ray

02-18-2013 19:17:45




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I pulled the tube out of a 15 inch tire last summer that had two valve stems.One was folded over in the tire.



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D beatty

02-18-2013 19:16:49




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I had a 15.5 X 38 rear tractor that had 6 patches on tub and 5 boots in tire.



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casecollectorsc

02-18-2013 19:46:54




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to D beatty, 02-18-2013 19:16:49  
Couple years ago I pulled a 12-38 apart and found a 2 foot tire iron between the tire and tube.



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da.bees

02-18-2013 18:57:34




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I can't top that. The red one looks like a "hot" patch but appears to have glue around it.



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Billy Shafer

02-18-2013 18:34:32




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 Re: What's the most patches you have seen in one tube? in reply to C. Amick, 02-18-2013 18:27:07  
I have seen twelve on the tube and five on the tire.



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