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You can buy a tire plug kit at a dept store or Advance Auto or someplace... It is a T-shaped handle with a "crochet hook" idea... there are sticky "plugs", that go on the end of the hook... you stick it through the hole that got made by a nail or something... when you pull it back out the sticky plug stays in... The plug is a piece of rubber or something like that, sticky so it will stay in the hole... google it, it will come up. We use them on the farm all the time... will save you when there is no way to get to a place to get it fixed... it just stays in the tire and that's that.
This is different from "patching" a tire or a tube... you do it right on the rim, usually right on the car. They are cheap in the scheme of things. I keep one in every vehicle for that "just in case" thing... you can get one in a little case... big as a pot holder and about as thick as a book.
 

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You can buy a tire plug kit at a dept store or Advance Auto or someplace... It is a T-shaped handle with a "crochet hook" idea... there are sticky "plugs", that go on the end of the hook... you stick it through the hole that got made by a nail or something... when you pull it back out the sticky plug stays in... The plug is a piece of rubber or something like that, sticky so it will stay in the hole... google it, it will come up. We use them on the farm all the time... will save you when there is no way to get to a place to get it fixed... it just stays in the tire and that's that.
This is different from "patching" a tire or a tube... you do it right on the rim, usually right on the car. They are cheap in the scheme of things. I keep one in every vehicle for that "just in case" thing... you can get one in a little case... big as a pot holder and about as thick as a book.
Looks like you don't even have to take the tire off. Sounds like I'm getting a new thing in our car preparedness kits.

Thank you Jan and Bruce.
 

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Glad to help, glad that @Bruce mentioned it... Since I have access to the air compressor at the barn, and I am only 3 miles from the co-op to get them fixed.. I seldom use them now... but we always are having flats when driving through the pastures and such... It is hard to push them into the hole in the tire... but they fix it.
 

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All goats vaxed for the year for CDT, bacterial pneumonia, and VIMCO (and bose) except for the March fresheners waiting on a CDT and the probably cystic doe a friend of mine gave me to give another chance at life (she was fully tested and I tested her again here in the spring and then again this fall). She'll be done and boosted January 6th because I forgot to get her last round. (I might also be able to get her cysts treated this year too and maybe I can get her back on track for a milking career. Poor dear really wants to be a milker.)
 

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Yikes, then it's either backwards or missing a brace. The other side of the gate has no brace, no H post. Big posts though.
That is braced to keep the weight of the gate from pulling the post in its direction, just add a brace wire going the opposite direction to counteract the fence pull. It is unusual to have the brace be a board nailed to the side of the posts. Usually they are poles near the size of the posts (though you've got some massive posts there!) set between the posts about 3/4 of the post height. They are held in place with something run through the post and into a predrilled hole in the end of the brace rail. They make brace pins, which I used, some just use a piece of rebar.

You can add an H brace to the gate strike side, just sink a post and add the cross member and the brace wire. It only needs to go from the brace on the new post back to the base of the existing post since the gate isn't putting any pressure on the strike post.

I will go learn about using a car tire plug kit and decide if I need to get one.
This is the one I have. There are dozens to choose from, you don't need anything fancy. If you keep it in the car, keep it flat. Some of the lube kinda melted out of the can because it gets hot inside the car. Made a mess in the case. These are ONLY for leaks in the face/tread of the tire, nothing will fix a sidewall puncture.

Very nice that WM replaced your tires free!!

Another thing I carry is a can of fix a flat.
Definitely an emergency repair because that stuff will destroy the TPMS sensors. They are expensive. Cars that don't come with spare tires usually come with an air pump kit and a can of fix a flat type stuff that you screw into the pump. I have one and would use it "last ditch" only if I couldn't get the plug to work. Oddly my Prius Prime came with a jack, maybe so when you are stuck on the side of the road you can get the tire off, take it somewhere for repair/replacement? DW's Leaf has no jack.

I've "stolen" the mini-spare from DW's 2006 Prius. It needs to be gone, the frame has so much rust it won't pass inspection and the autobody guy said it isn't safe to drive. Not sure how you get something for a car that is in excellent shape EXCEPT for the frame. Plenty of expensive parts including a rebuilt traction battery with only 1K miles on it. The original lasted 246K miles. That by itself should be worth at least $1K. The spare sits behind the shotgun seat unless I need to have 2 people in the back seat. REALLY unusual occurrence at this point in my life.
 

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
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There, I got us all in one picture and Dan only got accidentally lost once last night (poor kid was in a blind panic as he's never been lost before).
 
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