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Old 12-17-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Hose clamps for silicone hoses?

I am curious if anyone has found a removable clamp that doesn't damage high temp silicone tubing with repeated on/off clamping. I have seen some suggestions of using Oetiker style clamps but that is a permanent solution. I still have the occasional need to run a hose with the QD removed, or move it from one barb to another until my rig has achieved perfect .

If you have found something that works well as a clamp and provides damage free removal please advise.

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Old 12-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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Cable ties are what you want. They have worked much better for me than hose clamps. Cheap, easy on easy off. Eliminated leaks I had from compressing too much with hose clamps.

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Old 12-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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I use the plastic "Snap-Grip" clamps from McMaster-Carr. P/N 5246K67.

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #4
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Cable ties are what you want. They have worked much better for me than hose clamps. Cheap, easy on easy off. Eliminated leaks I had from compressing too much with hose clamps.
Thanks samc. That is simple enough. I will keep that option in my back pocket.
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I use the plastic "Snap-Grip" clamps from McMaster-Carr. P/N 5246K67.

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Hey Joe, those look perfect. If only I could drop in to a local store and purchase them. Mail order gets me down.

Any leak issues?

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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No leaks and they're pretty gentle on the silicone. They may be tough to source locally, though.

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Old 12-18-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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I use "herbie clips" and they work great:

www.rotocon.com/shoponline2.html

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:46 AM   #8
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I use a hose clamp from McMaster - part number 5076K14 - its a smooth band worm clamp that won't cut into the hose at the edges of the clamp... works great.

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:17 PM   #9
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These are great and leave no marks on the silicone, no tools needed just a quick pinch to tighten, and they release easily :
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11275

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