If someone doesnt have a hot box or a spare oven, i got to thinking could i use either near boiling or boiling water to submerse the tire in to heat it up for sizing?
Hmmmmm that just gave me an idea.... Live kinda close to a small airport i wonder if they will let me hold a tire behind a small lear jet as it takes off? Lol jk but what actually made me think of that is maybe as im working in the shop, i could place a tire in front of the propane torpedo heater at a good distance away of course and rotate it every few mins till up to tempI used a kerosene heater in a pinch, just set the tire on top for a bit, worked well
The metal trash can and heat gun sounds like an easy alternative!Submerged tire and boiling water Sounds like a trip to the ER.
I fried a Burris on the propane grill; don't try it.
How about an electric fry pan with a tin house to hold the tire and heat in. Actually looking at my Weber charcol grill it should fit both.
Or a metal garbage can and heat gun / electric fry pan.
I dont think the cab of my truck is gonna work in ohio this time of the year. Right now its 36 out and snow on grass. It didnt stick to roads, driveways or sidewalks but did cover the grass.Boiling water sounds like a lot of work. All of the suggestions above will work. I use a garbage can quite often but found that my heat gun was too hot. Cheapo hair dryer works good. I have also put them in the cab of my truck on hot sunny days. Free and easy.
X2...take the valve stem out and heat up the tire with torch, get the tire hot and submerge the tire in bucket of cold water, just make sure you have your finger over the vale stem so the water won't go into the tire, hold it down until the tire cools off or if you lucky and have a small chest freezer in your shop you can just set the tire in the freezer and let it cool downTorch