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Old 10-22-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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12' Lead on Tire Inflator - Do You Use One

How many of you use a lead like that shown in this picture?

I decided it might be a good idea to adopt this method until I tried to purchase a gauge with a 12' leader. Couldn't find one so I purchased a ball foot air chuck with locking clip and added a coiled hose I had laying around the garage to my current tire inflator gauge.

Does anyone know if adding this leader to the gauge will effect the calibration of the gauge?

If you have one of these where did you purchase it?

Is there a better style of chuck I should be looking at to make sure it seals on the valve stem?
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:31 AM   #2
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That looks like something they would use back in older days when the trucks/RV's used split rims. It was a safety item in case the split ring that held the tire onto the rim came off while it was being aired up.

I doubt that you will find anybody using one with the solid rims they use today.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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We started this summer using them, after
16 years in the auto, truck, & RV repair business we had a tire blow while putting air in. We do inspections for a local RV dealer on all there units and part of the inspection is to check tire pressure. While one of my techs was adding air to a 99 hurricane the inner left rear tire blow sending him to the ER. Once there they did a cat scan of his upper chest and face and removed about 10 or so small pieces of metal from his face and neck area. The Tech wears glasses and one piece of metal about 1/2 inch long went through the center of the glass, the glass stop it from coming all the way out, you could see about half of it sticking out the front side and feel the tip of it on the other side. Dr's at ER said that he would of lost he eye if it wasn't for his glasses. This all happen at 65-70 psi so just think about 85-120 what could of happen. We now have one in every bay. The ones that I bought has a 5-6 foot lead on them, I could not find any that was longer. 16 years in business and never had a workman's comp case till this I guess that's pretty good. Insurance paid out over $8,000.00 dollars on this case that was just medical my guy never missed any work over it. All this over a $75.00 tool and a Korea made tire.
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We started this summer using them, after
16 years in the auto, truck, & RV repair business we had a tire blow while putting air in. We do inspections for a local RV dealer on all there units and part of the inspection is to check tire pressure. While one of my techs was adding air to a 99 hurricane the inner left rear tire blow sending him to the ER. Once there they did a cat scan of his upper chest and face and removed about 10 or so small pieces of metal from his face and neck area. The Tech wears glasses and one piece of metal about 1/2 inch long went through the center of the glass, the glass stop it from coming all the way out, you could see about half of it sticking out the front side and feel the tip of it on the other side. Dr's at ER said that he would of lost he eye if it wasn't for his glasses. This all happen at 65-70 psi so just think about 85-120 what could of happen. We now have one in every bay. The ones that I bought has a 5-6 foot lead on them, I could not find any that was longer. 16 years in business and never had a workman's comp case till this I guess that's pretty good. Insurance paid out over $8,000.00 dollars on this case that was just medical my guy never missed any work over it. All this over a $75.00 tool and a Korea made tire.
I stand corrected. You will find some people using them which isn't a bad idea for safety.

Tod,
Where do you get the ones you use at work from?

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I stand corrected. You will find some people using them which isn't a bad idea for safety.

Tod,
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I've used the lock-on air hose tip for the last couple of years. I'm getting some arthritis in my fingers and hands and it became very difficult to hold the tip on while airing up the tires. I use a Porta Cable 150 psi 6 gallon compressor. I just clamp on the nozzle and I can stand up and move away while the air is being added. At the tire place I use, they put any tire they are mounting in a tire rack that is supposed to contain the tire should it explode. I still kinda stand back a bit, quite a bit.
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