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Old 08-27-2014, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default What clamps for Tygon B44-4X 3/16 ID 5/16 OD tubing?

I got a bunch of this to use for my beer lines but can't find any clamps to fit. (Plus I can't even get it on the darned barbs even with some hot water soaking! I'm sure I'll get that done eventually but man it's giving me trouble)

What clamps are people using? I'd love to use pinch clamps (Oetiker stepless ear clamp) but what size? I'll have to order them online so I would love to find out the perfect size before buying.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:45 AM   #2
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Eesh I don't trust those plastic clamps too much (if that's what the step on clamps are).

I'd just get some worm clamps from the hardware store. They are super adjustable and don't need to be any special material since they are not in contact with beer.


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Oh no - I'm talking about metal clamps like this:

At this small a diameter the worm screw clamps don't work very well, they don't stay round and seal correctly I've found in other projects.

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I just found this chart - so it looks like I should try some 9.5 and some 10.5 and see which works best. I'll report back.

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