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Old 04-13-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default Removing ear clamps from beer lines

Is there a trick to removing ear clamps from beer lines? I need to balance my system since my lines are too short. I bought some more tubing and was ready to swap out the lines, but can't figure out how to get these @#*&! clamps off.

I am not able to get a small screwdriver in there to pry it apart. Just wondering if there is a secret to removing these, or what the best method is for cutting them off?

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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I'm soory but I've never heard of ear clamps and by the amount of responces neither have anybody else. Do you have a pic or a link to what might be close to what you are describing?

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:26 AM   #3
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Use the largest pair of dykes (side cutting pliers, not lesbians) you can find. Cut vertically through the ear.

Sause, this is an ear clamp:

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:38 AM   #4
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Ah yes. I agree with Yuri then. And get your self some worm drive clamps which are much easier to take off.

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Old 04-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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A dremel works great for cutting these clamps.

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I just take a flat blade screwdriver in the end of the clamp and a quick twist will break the clamp back open then put the screwdriver in the crimped part of the clamp and rocking the screwdriver back and forth it'll walk right off.

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Old 04-13-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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I like to use the clamps made for fuel injection lines as they have a greater pressure equality.

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