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Old 25 September 2007, 09:17   #1
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Uses for an old inner tube

Yet again our toilet packed up - not too many curries but the modern syphons are useless - the old one lasted 20 years and the new one lasted a year before the diaphragm went. Replaced the diaphragm adn it lasted 6 months - so annoying. They are made from thin poly sheet like a plastic bag - useless - to thin and too brittle. I started thinking where can I get a thin sheet of rubber from? Gloves are too thin - then it dawned on me - a quick trip down to a local tyre place and I picked up an old inner tube for nothing - it's perfect!!!

Not only good for fixing bogs but all sorts of things. Great for making gaskets and seals etc. You could also repair a leaking fuel pipe by winding some rubber around first and then a load of insulation tape.

So many uses - even the local fetish club should have some!!!
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Old 25 September 2007, 10:51   #2
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I've cut them into rings in the past to use as big strong elastic bands.

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They work well when filled full of sand and cable tied at either end as moveable ballast.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Racing bicycle innertubes cut into lengths and filled with sand make good fishing weights for rough ground.
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A length filled with old hemp rope and tarmac makes a passable resemblance to a Woodbine cigarette, so some of my smoking friends tell me.
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the old one lasted 20 years and the new one lasted a year before the diaphragm went. Replaced the diaphragm adn it lasted 6 months - so annoying.
Blimey that's like a two sentence description of my first two marriages
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