I can't imagine much has changed in hose clamp technology, but I've checked the two older threads which haven't had action in a few years and wonder what people are thinking these days.
I'd like to update my clamp spares collection, which is currently questionable at best. What's the current
consensus on brands / styles / implementation techniques?
There's a neat "submerged hose clamp test" in the second thread, showing ABA make some pretty resilient clamps.
There is also considerable discussion in these threads and around the web regarding proper tightening for hose clamps. I've found most of the ones on my boat
are massively over tightened, to the point I've had to cut the hose after removing the clamps in order to free it from the barbed fitting it was pushed onto. Would a torque screwdriver
? Or is that just nerdy overkill? (come on we all love toys ... I mean tools)
What about the nylon ratcheting reusable kind
? They specifically list a bunch of engine
related uses, but if they work
on an engine
, surely they'd work
on a raw water
intake for an air-conditioner? They come in a bunch of different sizes, and variety packs.