old tyre recycle ideas anyone

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #129179 possum
Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:15 am

We inhetited a lot of old tyres with this place, we have several uses for them:
We put them round small trees/shrubs, this stops the rabbits getting at them (so we a re told, but we don't seem to have rabbits here so maybe uncessry) it marks out where the shrub is so it doesn't accidentally get mowed over, if you put a 2 or three over the young tree it acts as windbreak
Great for putting over the taps that someone decided would be good to locate in the middle of paddocks, either 1 foot above or 3 inches below the level of the soil :roll: Stops them getting accidentally mowed as well.
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Post: #129188 jenko
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:09 am

I will see what i can find for you and will try and let you know

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Post: #129214 evelyn
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:16 pm

Thank's for the offer, but you should know i dont drive so i am relyent on the kindness of others and there car's, so i need to stay local.

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Post: #129216 Biscombe
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:39 pm

I saw a swing that looked like a horse somewhere online, I'll just have a quick google..................

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Post: #129217 Biscombe
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:40 pm

Here we go

http://www.aatoys.co.uk/toys/productdet ... egoryID=25

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Post: #129301 jenko
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:48 am

ohh ok
if you want tyres, i bet there are some locaal garages that wouldnt mind you having them

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #129316 missy
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:56 pm

Thomzo wrote:
missy wrote:interesting use for them.

As my husband used to do motorsport we have a stack of them at the bottom of the garden.
the local tip want to charge £2.50 each to dispose of them, and despite advertising them on our local freecycle several times, we have no takers.

the thought of paying to dispose of them pains me :(


Missy - whereabouts in Bucks are you? Do you still want to get rid of them? If you aren't too far from Swindon I might be interested in a few.

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #129450 Thomzo
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:43 pm

Thanks, Missy
I'll bear that in mind if I can think of a reason to be over your way, I'll PM you.

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #140238 sheena
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:13 pm

Hi,
With regards to the ideas for old tyre recycling, we have previously used them for raised beds, growing potatoes and herbs.
We have also doubled up on tractor tyres and used them for a fish pond at our last house - but I did draw the line at my husband walking around with firestone tyres for sandals on his feet! (or as he used to call them "Ho Chi Minh treads") :lol:

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #143269 jenko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:26 pm

Biscombe wrote:Here we go

http://www.aatoys.co.uk/toys/productdet ... egoryID=25

There was a plan for how to make it somewhere...................


that looks rarther good, bet it took some making, by whoever made it

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Post: #143295 happy place
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:44 pm

this ere horse swing looks just the thing to do with my old tyres and for anyone intereasted here is the link
http://davesgarden.com/files/Pony_Tire_Swing/
looks simple enough and they want up to £70 for one on the tinternet i feel a buissness coming on
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Post: #143319 Colin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:11 am

Personally i wouldn`t risk growing anything edible in a planter that could contain stuff like cadmium, chromium, lead, barium, arsenic and selenium.

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Post: #143348 shell
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:13 am

i have a front garden designed round old tyres,it is a water logged area so we stoned it and used tyres for the herbs,flowers,bulbs.
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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #147055 ellesherwood
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:20 pm

if you have a local riding school or stables, they are often really greatful of them as they make wings for horse jumps that are safer if you bounce into them .

they are also good for putting feed buckets in so horses cant knock their dinner over.

same for water buckets

The theme here, is that stables are a good place to get rid of tyres..........

. there is a company somewhere that makes things out of tyres , including buckets and trugs. nice to know some of them find a second life.

all the best hope you find a good use for yours

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Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Post: #149565 Purdy Bear
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:09 am

Iv seen them used for growing potatoes, just stack them up like you would earth - I think it was Gardeners World or something like it.

One of Ray Mears shows, he cuts strips of inner tyre to make good tinder/starters for the fire kit.

On Grand Designs this guy made a whole house out of tyres, it was well brilliant! However, saying that he couldnt get planning in the UK, he had to go to Europe to do it.
Iv also seen this done in America in the Desert - Stephen Frys Tv Programme - showed houses made of tyres, glass bottles just about everything.

Iv also seen them shredded for mulch/protection in the garden.

Getting my creative mind on:

Turning them sideways and hanging them from walls they could be used as plant baskets.

Rubber soles on shoes, if you know how to convert them.

Cut in half and pinned to the wall were people park to stop them hitting the wall.

Large cable tides if cut and fixed in a strip.

Hose tidys.

Fitness device - the old army exercise of hoping over them.

My cousin (by Marriage) owns Brixham Tyres (they do tyres for the Super Bike races, and cars), I will ask him what he does with them. Im also sure my Brov (a car fanatic) has loads of tyres. I will let you all know.


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