If you want to join the two ends of a tube together you need to use a broomstick and vulcanizing fluid. You put the end of the broomstick alongside the tube a couple of inches back from the end of the tube opening and then pull the tube back over itself onto the broomstick. Then you fold it back on itself in a one inch cuff. You then take the other end of the tube and pull it over the end of the broomstick and up to the cuff you have formed. Then you put vulcanizing fluid on half inch of the end of the tube and on half inch of cuff. Let that dry completely (like contact cement) and then roll the cuff over top of the end of the tube. Hard to explain but it will make more sense when you try to do it.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California
David Snyder wrote:
> Just fit the two ends together, overlapping about5/16" or so.
> I would abrade all surfaces first, and maybe stretch the chosen female end a
> bit to keep the inner (male) end from buckling. Use enough glue and get a
> good even application to the surfaces.
> I seem to recall that some tubes will curl a bit when the glue hits them, so
> that might be another thing to deal with. If you secure (clamp) the tube to
> the adjacent tire casing on each side of the hole this might help keep the
> ends from pulling apart while drying.
> > Dan Polito wrote:
> > i tried my hand at putting a new tube in an old tire. i cut the new tube,
> > taped the end shut, and then used brake housing as a "snake" to guide the
> > new tube through the tire. worked wonderfully.
> > now the question becomes, how do i "put the tube back together?" i seem
> > to remember an old messenger pal saying that you could basically burn a
> > split tube back together with a lighter somehow. would that work here? i
> > tried a few basic patching ideas, but none of them held air.