View Poll Results: Oetiker or Worm thread clamps when T bolts are not an option?
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08-11-2014, 04:55 PM #1
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- May 2013
Oetiker or Regular worm screw clamp?
So guys, on smaller diameter hoses, where you can't use a T bolt clamp, Oetiker or regular worm thread clamp?
Which is most reliable when fitted correctly?
08-11-2014, 05:00 PM #2
You mean which one isn't a useless, onetime use, utter pain in the ass where you have to wriggle long handle pliers into a contorted space when you need to do any kind of relevant work?
08-11-2014, 05:03 PM #3
08-11-2014, 05:04 PM #4
Oetiker......yup, 1 time use but it will never loosen.
08-11-2014, 05:36 PM #5
I use Oetiker on the smaller hoses, and ABA clamps on charger and exhaust hoses. You'll never find a T bolt clamp on my stuff.... their junk IMO.
08-11-2014, 05:51 PM #6
The best.. You have about a 1/4" limit so get the correct measurement of the fitting before ordering.
Stepless Screw Clamps, Stepless Screw Clamps Self-Tensioning
Last edited by K447; 08-12-2014 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Stepless Screw Clamps ...
08-11-2014, 06:01 PM #7
I use Oetiker on critical connection (fuel lines, closed loop water lines) where I'm less concerned how inconvenient it may be to removed under my option then to have a worm clamp fail whenever. If its a hose I don't plan to R&R, its a no-brainer....Oetiker!
I've assembled/built some VERY high-end standups and I always used the Oetiker. Besides, it prevents a client from screwing with it.
I have no issue using a worm clamp on exhaust or air/boost hoses (if no T-clamps).
08-11-2014, 07:46 PM #8
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- Jun 2010
- Milwaukee WI
On my triple pipe ski, almost all of the cooling lines have oetiker clamps. I have a few screw clamps on the hoses I may need to remove from time to time.
08-12-2014, 12:23 AM #9
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- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Over tightening gear clamps is also common, crushing the hose or cutting into the hose material. On plastic nipples sometimes the fitting is partially collapsed inside an overdone gear clamp.
On thin wall hoses sometimes the gear clamp creates a wrinkle under the gear area and a slow leak happens.
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