tyre...create an initial seal on wheel rim?

hi, a tubless tyre is flat and my small electric pump will not inflate it because i cannot get it to form a good enough seal against the wheel rim to get it started initially.
anyone with advice please?
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john west++++ wrote:

to its normal form if not then take a rope and put it around the circumferance of the tire and use a stick to twist the rope(squeeze the tire from the cir. and this will get it to fluff out to the rim.. or you can buy a metal band to do the same thing.. or bring it to a tire shop to have it fixed correctly.....
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 13:34:54 +0100, "john west++++"

the center of a piece of pipe. Twist the rope with the pipe like a tourniqute compressing the tire untill the beads contact the rim. (spray a little soapy water on the beads for lubrication). Begin filling the tire with air. After a little pressure builds up, slowly release the rope. continue to fill the tire untill the beads seat. Be careful not to exceed the recommended pressure!!
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