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    Zipties on fuel lines

    I'm getting ready to replumb my Redtops with some semi transparent line. I have zipties but I I think I'm going to use clamps instead. What do you use and why?


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    I like to use Oetiker clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    I like to use Oetiker clamps.
    Where is a good source for them?

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    i'm a ziptie guy on my fuel ines

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    I've done the zip ties, but now prefer the oetiker clamps.

    Tony, where else but Mcmaster Carr....

    They're cheap too. Around $6 for like 25 of them.

    You do need a special tool to clamp them properly, but I bought a small pair of "nippers" (like side cuters, but cut at the top instead of the side) I found in the bargain bin at a Sears once. Or you can buy the proper tool too.

    Make sure to get the correct size, because they don't shrink alot when clamped. You want it to just fit over the hose once it's slid over the barb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post

    Tony, where else but Mcmaster Carr....
    I should have known that!

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    I have used zip ties, but no matter how close I cut them, they always seem to make me bleed when I stick my hand in to the bottom of the hull!!
    Zipties have made me the bitch in the past, doesnt look good when you have slice marks up your wrists!!!

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    I'll use both, but when I use the ties, I have some with the SS embedded locking tabs. You guys ever try them? They're sooooooooooooo much better than the Home Cheapo ones.









    High Performance Nylon Cable Ties
    High Performance Nylon cable ties from Thomas & Betts offer a range of features not found in other standard duty cable ties. The rounded, snag resistant head features an embedded stainless steel locking tab instead of a flimsy molded in plastic barb to allow for tighter tensioning and vastly reducing the possibility of pullout or other failure.
    The textured tail allows a firm grip on the tie during installation for more secure pulling and tighter installation when required. The tail is turned up to help orient the cable tie in the correct direction for quicker installation. The ribbed body ensures a positive grip throughout the bundling range without slipping.
    Availabe in 4" and 8 " lengths in a wide range of colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by henn View Post
    I have used zip ties, but no matter how close I cut them, they always seem to make me bleed when I stick my hand in to the bottom of the hull!!
    Zipties have made me the bitch in the past, doesnt look good when you have slice marks up your wrists!!!

    Take a lighter and melt the sharp end down a little after you cut it. I had the same problem. And point the sharp end away from the inside of the hull.

    Crazy.... you sold me.. I'll take 10 of them! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by henn View Post
    I have used zip ties, but no matter how close I cut them, they always seem to make me bleed when I stick my hand in to the bottom of the hull!
    A cable tie gun will cinch them up nice and tight and give you a clean cut on the excess length

    http://www.amazon.com/Paladin-Cable-.../dp/B0006BHHF4


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