So... went to organize the garage for winter and wanted to move out a spare riding lawn mower but a tire was flat. Hooked it up to the air compressor - no go, the bead was broken. Dang! I REALLY didn't want to take the tire in a shop for repair..... So now what........... Then I remembered something I'd read somewhere so I thought I'd gave it a try: 1. Pulled the tire/rim from the mower (didn't have to do this but wanted to get the tire up on a workbench - easier to work on it. ). 2. Mixed up a bit of liquid dishwashing soap & water (about 1/3 soap 2/3 water) & swabbed the bead of the tire and the rim. 3. Wrapped a rope around the tread of the tire & tied a knot. 4. Stuck a screw driver under the rope and twisted the rope around and around and around the screw driver. I twisted the rope until the tread collasped. 5. Took a 3# hammer and coerced the side wall of the tire. 6. Attached the compressor to the tire again and felt the air starting to flow into the tire. 7. Untwisted the screw driver, removed rope, and filled the tire. Bingo! Good to go!