Puncture preferences

Submitted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 20:42
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Gday
Today another puncture. Tech screws have taken over from nails. Cant recall how many punctures i have had in the last few years , all tech screws.
I suppose that they are better than what young Mick O and Alan Equinox prefer. Mick and Alan seem to like big sticks through the side walls, tech screws only go in the tread therefore being a lot cheaper in the long run.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 20:57

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 20:57
At least they are easy to screw out haha
I have had more punctures in the work carpark than I have had in the Bush
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:10

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:10
BIG ones are easiest to see......



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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:36

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:36
Gday Peter and Margaret
Sorry about the puncture, but i just love your photos.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:38

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:38
Love the Kangaroo jack Peter, when I do front & rear pipe work to eliminate all this plastic, I will certainly be making one of those to suit !!
Ta very much.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 14:15

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 14:15
Fastest and easiest jack I have ever used by a factor of about 5X.
There were pivot points for it on each of the 4 corners.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:25

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:25
Easy one there mate, just a little oversize pipe, gusseted in place, so simple !!
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Reply By: Rod W - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:17

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:17
If the tek screws have the rubber seal on them then just screw em in to seal properly... problem solvered.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:20

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 21:20
and then you'll hear that click click click as you drive the bitumen which will annoy the s--- out of ya.
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 22:34

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 22:34
Muzbry, it can happen to anyone!




and believe it or not....it happened here! (Alright it wasn't mine but I know the bloke who owned it...and I was there to help). He must have scored it in Newman!



Naturally, I don't like those nancy-boy ones. Now this is my preference!







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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:20

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:20
Good morning
Damn expensive way to collect fire wood Mick.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:27

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:27
By the end of the day I'd collected a few more as well! A great campfire had by all that night Muz although I was working damn late fixing the things!

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 07:58

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 07:58
Used to be bits of welding rod when I was a young bloke with a Holden ute, Muz. :-)

Have noticed too, that the more spares you carry, the less punctures/flats you'll get. Probably a "Reverse Murphy's Law" or something like that? In fact, if you have 4 spares, and they are all brand new, you'll never get any flats, and your road tyres won't wear out either! TIC

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:24

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 08:24
Gday Bob
I used to repair pre stressed concrete pole making machines , i had so many flats from off cut wire, in the end i parked outside on the street and walked into the factory.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:25

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:25
Yeah, Muz, wire offcuts can end up nearly anywhere.

Few years back, was driving a grader down the Diamantina, and had spent the previous afternoon widening a road across a gidgea creek. Arrived the next morning, keen to get going, and met with the sight of a flat front tyre. Courtesy of a Mick O type stake. :-(

Wasn't keen to spend an hour, or more, removing it and fitting the spare, so removed the stake and inserted a plug. Then another plug......and another.........and etc. Finished with an airtight seal with 5-6 plugs in the tyre.

As far as I know it's still going like that?

Oh, as for preferences, I'd be happy to spend the remainder of my life with few, if any, flats/punctures. :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 17:23

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 17:23
Agree Muz, apart from the photos I posted below, EVERY other flat I've got on my travels has been entering or exiting a service station........
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Reply By: Member - Andrew - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 09:47

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 09:47
Hi Muz

Was around the corner a short while back with a broom and shovel. Sweeping the road when one of the neighbours asked what the hell was I doing? Showed her the 100 or so tech screws I had swept up beside her driveway. Turns out some builders were parked there that morning and must have spilt them everywhere. Hard to find in the grass too , although I.m sure the mower would have.
Two cars in the street changing flat tyres that day had seemed unusual

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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:17

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:17
Hi

Got this one north of Newman a few years ago (along with about 4 others)



But you do rack em up when going cross country even on small 4 wheelers....



and that was the good tyre :)

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:43

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:43
Puncture preferences ??
In someone elses tyre(s) !!

We got a few on the Simmo geo centre trip the other week, but not too bad (3 all up, with 3 vehicles in group), only small ones with a plug each, and a small gash with 2 plugs.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:02

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:02
Got a Stainless steel kitchen knife in the tyre once.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:12

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:12
I got a screwdriver through one of mine about a K out of Wannaring ,
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Follow Up By: Nargun51 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:25

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:25
Picked up a sparkplug in a tyre whilst driving in the centre lane of the Monash Freeway
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Follow Up By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 15:57

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 15:57
I got a fishing knife handle right inside the tyre on the Gateway Arterial in Brisbane. I don't know where the blade ended up but the handle dropped out when the tyre was taken off to repair. New tyre required, of course.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 16:12

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 16:12
I was over in Kingston in SA a few years back and a tyre on the van delaminated. I picked up the Tread and took it and the shredded remains on the rim to a tyre service and asked the young fella who came out to look after me if he could patch it for me. I reckon it took him a few seconds to figure out that I was joking.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 17:20

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 17:20
Notso, reckon they could patch this one??



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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:33

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 15:33
My preferred puncture is the one I do not get.

Second preference would be one that is easily accessible, where you can get good pressure with the plugger - without having to reverse and forward a few times to get the best spot. Using one plug is best, though sometimes you have no say in the matter. The cross sectional pattern of the stake is relevant, as is the further you get from the top to the side - usually unpredictable :-)

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Reply By: Kiwi100 - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:22

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:22
Got a bolt in the tread of a back tyre. Kept it as a souvenir. A couple of months later I found a bolt missing from the sump guard. You guessed it......


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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 20:54

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 20:54
A mate totally wrecked a tyre when out scrub with me. We pulled the ruined tyre/wheel off and we lowered the spare from underneath his vehicle - we found it had been punctured.

Another mate had a couple of spares on the roof rack of his Troopie - he found one had been staked on the roof when going thru rough scrub.

Punctures of these types you must agree 'are not deserved' - after all the wheel wasn't on the ground - lol.
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Reply By: muzbry - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 21:42

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 21:42
Good evening fellas
I'm happy that i am not alone is this endevour to pick up sharps from the road.
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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 21:11

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 21:11
Always look on the top of the tek to see if it has any letters on it, here in Toodyay the local tyre place has their initials on them so that they know if it is one of theirs :)
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