Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Oetiker clamp users?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
blakelyc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey
Posts: 475
Liked 35 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default Oetiker clamp users?

Hi folks:

Does anyone out there have a serious preference for oetiker clamps? I was thinking about using them on my new system build. Anyone happen to know the best all-around side for 1/2" i.d. tube on tri clover hose barbs? I can't seem to find a comprehensive list of sizes..... My google is weak tonight.

__________________

------------------------------
The Alementary Home Brewery
http://www.alementary.com

Planning: RIS
Primary: dark saison holiday beer
Secondary/aging: Fruited lambic, two test American sours
On tap: Dortmunder Export, Cider
Recently Kicked: English mild

blakelyc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
pelipen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 730
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts

Default

I seem to buy the wrong size of everything, so I took a piece of tubing to the pex section in home depot, and picked up the right size. The pex are much thicker, overkill, but they work the same.

I do prefer them over everything else. Once snug, they don't leak.

__________________
pelipen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 03:57 AM   #3
reynolds5520
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Fingerlakes NY
Posts: 264
Liked 36 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Which clamp you need will depend on the thickness of your tubing and the diameter of the hose barb.

I started with the ones that Lowes has for PEX tubing and found that they weren't quite big enough for my parts. It took some searching to find the next step up on ebay. The next size up for PEX was too big.

Once I found the right size, I have been very pleased with them.

Edit:
It is the 13/16" size that I am using.
also know as: 21.0-706R - 21 mm max OD x 7 mm wide x .06 mm thick
size range: 17.8 to 21.0 mm, O.D. Tubing

My hose barb may be larger than yours.

__________________
reynolds5520 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
CapnBry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 38
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

You really want to go by the O.D. of your tubing. I use that then find the largest clamp that has a closed dimension lower than that on this handy chart.

For others coming to this thread looking for standard otiker clamp sizes for beer use:
3/16" I.D. beverage tubing 7/16" O.D. (the 5/16" O.D. is garbage don't buy it) - 13.3
3/16" I.D. beverage tubing on a 1/4" barb - 13.3

5/16" I.D. gas tubing, 9/16" O.D. on a 5/16" barb - 15.7
5/16" I.D. gas tubing on a 3/8" barb (air distributor input) - 17.0

__________________
CapnBry is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
blakelyc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey
Posts: 475
Liked 35 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default

Wow, I had no idea it was the same thing used for PEX. That makes it much easier. Thanks for the tubing size info as well!

__________________

------------------------------
The Alementary Home Brewery
http://www.alementary.com

Planning: RIS
Primary: dark saison holiday beer
Secondary/aging: Fruited lambic, two test American sours
On tap: Dortmunder Export, Cider
Recently Kicked: English mild

blakelyc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
bkl63
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pennsville, New Jersey
Posts: 223
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

They are not the same thing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by blakelyc View Post
Wow, I had no idea it was the same thing used for PEX. That makes it much easier. Thanks for the tubing size info as well!
__________________
Always amazed at the helpfulness of those here at Home Brew Talk. Easily the best source for questions around making great beer!
Member of First State Brewers!
bkl63 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #7
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 480 Times on 421 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

You can get them from McMaster-Carr too. There you'll see them listed for the range of hose OD they're good for. I would just get stainless so that you have zero issue with moisture. You'll want to get the "Clamps with Tongue and Groove" version.

If you can find another source/supplier with a better price for the same item, get it from them. Just be sure that they are stainless steel. The ones sold by McMaster-Carr are 304 stainless.

I've been using Oetiker clamps for some time now. I've managed to pick up a few different crimping tools along the way. Depending on where I'm clamping is which I'll use.

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 05:11 AM   #8
pelipen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 730
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Both Oetiker and Murray make stainless cinch clamps for pex or other applications, and they function identically. In fact I can't believe they are not in patent wars. Identical, no, but near enough as makes no difference and conform to the same standard.

The Murray clamps from HD are thicker than the oetiker I have. Get whichever is cheaper. The ones on my beer line say 13.3

__________________
pelipen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 05:18 AM   #9
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 480 Times on 421 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

For 1/2" ID silicone tube (7/8" OD) you'll want to use McMaster part 52545k28 ( has 7/8" in the range it clamps). Will probably be stamped 24.1 on the band (the largest mm size it's good for).

The ones for 3/16" ID beer lines are 52545k51. Which are marked 13.3 on the band.

I've had solid results from the one sold by Keg Connection as well as McMaster-Carr. I've not picked any up from a big box store since I've never seen any stainless clamps there (in the style) that were a better price than I can get online (even after shipping).

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #10
LabRatBrewer
Lost in a Maze
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LabRatBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Posts: 2,729
Liked 893 Times on 624 Posts
Likes Given: 1426

Default

Do they make a specific tool to remove the clamps?

__________________

Board of Directors, California Homebrewers Association
albert@calhomebrewers.org

LabRatBrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tri-clamp (1 1/2 clamp width) rustybeer Electric Brewing 2 10-24-2012 03:05 PM
How can I use oetiker clamp without oetiker tool? Xpertskir Bottling/Kegging 6 08-10-2012 01:33 AM
Leak in Gas In Line at Oetiker Clamp rifraf Bottling/Kegging 1 06-09-2012 11:41 PM
What SIze Oetiker Clamp For 1/2" ID Silicon Hose On 1/2" Barbs HenryHill Equipment/Sanitation 4 08-24-2009 03:39 PM
FYI: cheap Oetiker Style clamp pliers pickles Bottling/Kegging 2 07-08-2008 06:00 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS