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Old 20-10-2018, 13:35   #1
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How to secure hoses

I've a problem on my Tashiba-31. Engine hoses are routed on both sides of the main pulleys of the steering quadrant. They were also routed above the cables.

At some time in the past, someone cut the straps that were securing these in place. You can see them in the photos.

Access to this area is pretty bad - which I suppose is why the previous owner didn't redo the straps. Problem is that the hoses are now rubbing on the cables and getting in the way of a full turn to starboard.

Does anyone have any suggestion for a way to secure these hoses beyond using a strap? I though of installing eyebolts then using zipties to secure the cables to the eyebolts. The only eyebolts I can fine are common metal from the hardware store. Would that be an issue in my engine compartment?
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Old 20-10-2018, 14:01   #2
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Re: How to secure hoses

I'm sure Home Depot or Ace Hardware has SS eyebolts. Just use multiple heavy duty zip ties. Or you could use "MS" type cable clamps with the rubber inserts.
Check out McMaster Carr and annoy them with a ten buck order.
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Re: How to secure hoses

Get some really big black ty-raps with a screw hole in the end. Black holds up much better than white.
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Re: How to secure hoses

Assuming tie wraps are not strong enough, Id use DG clamps, sort of an aircraft answer to this problem, but they are not expensive and made from aluminum.
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Re: How to secure hoses

I'd suggest something a good deal wider than a common cable tie. Those are narrow enough that in time they can chew through a hose if there is even the smallest bit of movement or vibration.

There are many different variety of clamps like the ones a64pilot recommends that will do a much better job.
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Re: How to secure hoses

One thing you could do is make the straps out of nylon webbing, use a D-ring, and velcro to close them, then they're re-usable when you have to change the hoses.

Those Adele clamps that A64 posted the pictures of are called "P clamps," here, and may have other names as well, if you're trying to locate a few.

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Re: How to secure hoses

DG aviation clamps saw av pilot suggest, they ar made of aluminum and have a rubber protective wrap to prevent chafe. Order online from Sporty's Pilot Shop
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I'd suggest something a good deal wider than a common cable tie. Those are narrow enough that in time they can chew through a hose if there is even the smallest bit of movement or vibration.
Particularly if the ratchet bit is inside. Note, cable ties on aircraft have the ratchet bit on the outside to reduce the possibility of fraying wiring.

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Re: How to secure hoses

I would use something wider than a tie wrap. You wouldn't want the hoses to chaff.
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