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So, I've been revising my WC setup in my rig and I am now using 1/2" tubing. The larger tubing fits a lot looser on the 1/2" fittings than my 7/16" tubing had, and, only using 2 zip ties per fitting as a clamp, I have gotten a few leaks under this new setup.

I have been using zip ties primarily because I do not like the clunky look of a standard clamp.

What would be a suitable substitute that is better performing, yet, aesthetically pleasing?

-d3d
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post #2 of 105
aesthetically pleasing? I cant think of anything

those little clamps that you squeeze dont look to bad but they are not that nice to look at
    
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There's always these cheap plastic ones...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Locking-Hose-Cla...QQcmdZViewItem
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How about Shrink Clamps?

www.mcmaster.com Search for page 247
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How about Shrink Clamps?

www.mcmaster.com Search for page 247
wow, never seen those before. Anyone know how well they work?
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wow, never seen those before. Anyone know how well they work?
I just found them too. I guess they are super tight shrink tubing? Something to try out next month!
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Alright...Let us know how they work, i'm very interested!
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There's always these cheap plastic ones...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Locking-Hose-Cla...QQcmdZViewItem
Yeah, those usually don't look to great heh..
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How about Shrink Clamps?

www.mcmaster.com Search for page 247
Well, that looks like some heavy duty heat shrik hehe. It may definitely work.

However, it would require me to disjoin all the existing tubing from the fittings to put on..but that'd be no problem if they work well...hmm
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