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Old 01-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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So where do you actually find the clamps?
NB if I plan well, and in a pinch my LHBS carries them.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
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McMaster has them as well, and shipping is wicked fast.

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:52 AM   #13
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McMaster has them as well, and shipping is wicked fast.
Do you have the part numbers? Also you can get the pliers off of ebay too.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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I just order a whole bunch of these things from McMaster Carr. Depending on the OD, Outside Diameter of your tubing, I used McMaster P/N 52545K52 to support my 1/4" line which has an OD of 0.500". Fits perfect!

Measure your tubing then match that to the range specified on McMaster's site. They only have about 50 sizes to choose from.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
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They are a lot better than hose clamps, I use them on my soda system and a lot of my kegging setup. I just bought front end snips from someplace really cheap (Like the $2 parts bin at an ace hardware) and they work just fine for applying and removing the clamps.
what makes them function better? I've noticed no difference in seal or quality between hose clamps and oetiker clamps.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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The ID of the oetiker clamps is smoother and rounder than hose clamps, which have a flat spot from the screw housing. Screw clamps work fine for most people, though.

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Old 01-31-2009, 04:14 AM   #17
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Thanks dragkid21.

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