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use a mushroom patch, so there's a proper patch inside, and the hole is sealed to prevent water ingress.
Thats the one
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

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Who's that bloke flashing at next doors window..?
Well, I'm glad Mrs J missed that!
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Stupid people at work.
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Does the concrete path have a dropped kerb?
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Does the concrete path have a dropped kerb?
Sorry Dave, I've lost the plot. What dropped kerb?
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Sorry Dave, I've lost the plot. What dropped kerb?
The parked car is clearly badly placed it could have been 20 feet further back and bothered nobody. But neither path has a dropped kerb so technically the car is doing nothing wrong. Selfish and thoughtless but not wrong.

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The snag with council to marked parking lines is they leave excessive space at dropped kerbs often reducing the available parking spaces. They will also go straight past anything that does not have a dropped kerb.
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Plugs from outside were outlawed many years ago, mid seventies, I think, because they have a tendency to leak, or fall out, often causing sudden complete deflation. Tyre shops have, by law to use a mushroom patch, so there's a proper patch inside, and the hole is sealed to prevent water ingress. Hopefully your's is just a temporary repair.
Is this plug system illegal?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353465544...gAAOSw3P1fyFf-

I had a tyre with slime treatment patch vulcanised because the hole was caused by an M6 bolt. They tyre technician said I needn't have bothered and contrary to public opinion slime treatment doesn't bother him either.

I've used Slime in buckled wheels (I'd not realised they were bent). It aggravated the wobble. Which was good I suppose, because it diagnosed the vibration problem.
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The parked car is clearly badly placed it could have been 20 feet further back and bothered nobody. But neither path has a dropped kerb so technically the car is doing nothing wrong. Selfish and thoughtless but not wrong.

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The snag with council to marked parking lines is they leave excessive space at dropped kerbs often reducing the available parking spaces. They will also go straight past anything that does not have a dropped kerb.
The bit where the car is parked forms, effectively, a layby. Don't ask why there is a row of buried kerb stones on the road side of it and none of us have any idea why the pavement kerb is dropped at either end of the layby. - our builders did many "strange" things when they built our houses. If he/she had parked further to the right, ie, had reversed a bit before leaving it, then, providing everyone else parks "sensibly" you can get 4 cars into the layby. Parking like this reduces it to 3.
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Is this plug system illegal?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353465544...gAAOSw3P1fyFf-

I had a tyre with slime treatment patch vulcanised because the hole was caused by an M6 bolt. They tyre technician said I needn't have bothered and contrary to public opinion slime treatment doesn't bother him either.

I've used Slime in buckled wheels (I'd not realised they were bent). It aggravated the wobble. Which was good I suppose, because it diagnosed the vibration problem.
Illegal? Yes I'd say so. It looks like the old type where you ream the hole out a bit using the rasp and then slaister a goodly quantity of rubber adhesive around before pushing the plug in through the hole from the outside? The plug installer looks a bit different from the ones we used to use but the plugs don't look all that different.

The whole point of the mushroom plug is that it's too "fat" to be expelled out through the hole. Of course you have to install it from inside the tyre so can't be fitted like this one - which was always the great attraction because it was an easy DIY "fix".
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

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Illegal? Yes I'd say so. It looks like the old type where you ream the hole out a bit using the rasp and then slaister a goodly quantity of rubber adhesive around before pushing the plug in through the hole from the outside? The plug installer looks a bit different from the ones we used to use but the plugs don't look all that different.

The whole point of the mushroom plug is that it's too "fat" to be expelled out through the hole. Of course you have to install it from inside the tyre so can't be fitted like this one - which was always the great attraction because it was an easy DIY "fix".
Yes it is illegal.
All tyre repairs on cars and vans in the UK must comply with BS AU 159, which requires a mushroom patch/plug. No idea why motorcycles are not included, hopefully they have a standard too. I know in North America they still use plug kits.

As Jock says, years ago we used to plug tyres from outside, with rubber 'rods' likethe ones in that kit, then trim them with a sharp knife. They were prone to popping out, usually when forces were highest, therefore at higher speeds, whereupon the already damaged tyre might split at that point.

I was taught to remove the tyre, inspect the damages area inside and out, and hot vulcanise a plug patch. All cold vulcanised these days. Customers were often surprised when they saw the internal damage a small nail or screw could do.
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I was taught to remove the tyre, inspect the damages area inside and out, and hot vulcanise a plug patch. All cold vulcanised these days. Customers were often surprised when they saw the internal damage a small nail or screw could do.
That's why I took my bike tyre to be properly patched. There was no tear-out on the inside but no way of knowing without looking inside.

Many bikers will make a great fuss about using single manufacturer tyre pairs, yet they'll use plugs like these. Legal or not, I simply dont trust them. Bikes flick debris with the front which gets caught by the rear, making that the most likely to get damaged. PunctureSafe was my go-to for rear tyres on bikes.
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

Recently, 1 of my back tyres started losing pressure rather quickly, so I took my car to my local treadfirst, and it turned out there was 2 nails in the tyre in question!! About 30 mins and 26 quid later, I was back on my way.
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

More ineffective hammering noises.
This time, a different neighbour, fixing a patch to his shed roof.
Banging nails in with a rubber mallet.

Perhaps he just likes a challenge?
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its happened again . openreach have been a round earlier to day. no phone no broadband. got it back 1/2 hr ago but google have stopped me getting into emails been up the hill for a signal by the time i got back null and void. mine is now working but the boss"is is not so here we go again up the hill for 1/2 a mile to get a code they call this progress????
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