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Hose clamps vs. zipties!!!

post #1 of 24
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What would you recommend to use? If you choose hose clamps, tell me what kind. I'm using 3/4" OD Tygon tubing over 1/2" barbs. Also you can find a link to my project in the sig. Thanks in advance!!!
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post #2 of 24
metal hose clamps. whichever ones fit. they will work. go to the hardware store.
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post #3 of 24
hose clamps for sure
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post #4 of 24
I personally prefer using zip-ties; they tend to be less obtrusive. They work just fine on 1/2" tubing on 1/2" barbs, and would be more than enough for 7/16" tubing on 1/2" barbs.
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post #5 of 24
You should check out the zipties Cyberdruid sells. They have a curved head to conform to the tubing. They are made for securing tubing for industrial purposes. I used them for my last build:

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post #6 of 24
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How about the plastic ones (w/push lock mechanism) ?? I have 2 of those cuz I recieved them with my waterblock and they seem to work pretty good, unless someone has an experience with them breaking or something... ?
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post #7 of 24
good luck getting those plastic ones off....
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post #8 of 24
The plastic ones can be removed (tricky but doable); the trick is to lift op on the top flap then use a flathead screwdriver to lift up on the middle flap and disengage the locking teeth.
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post #9 of 24
I now use zip ties exclusively - versatile and easy to get. Work just as well as clamps, IMO.
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post #10 of 24
I prefer the industrial look of the worm drives. Toe ach his own.
    
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