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Old 11-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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Plan A obviously works, but there are circumstances where it might be safer to drive a drywall screw instead of jacking. It's not like they take up a lot of space.
And, just to be safe, I carry two 12V air compressors. Actually, I just ended up with two and they both ended up in the tow. Which reminds me, it's a good idea to carry a 12V extension cord ( about $10 from The Source ), so your air compressor will reach the tire that needs attention.
As for the canned air, store it carefully. Mine went off in my emergency bag and you don't want that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #12
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I think plan A should be to put the spare on, Plan B leave what ever is in the tire in it and inflate with compressor and head for home, plan C if hole has nothing in it and is leaking like crazy, jamb what ever will fit in there and if that is a dry wall screw then so be it. That tire repair in a can crap is seriously junk and dangerous to who ever is taking off the tire and makes a big time mess inside the tire I think I would walk before I used any.
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