View Poll Results: Oetiker or Worm thread clamps when T bolts are not an option?

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    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?


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    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?

    WORM CLAMP

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    my vote is worm gear or other reusable clamps
    the only reason the factory uses them is to save a penny

    IMO ABA makes some good stuff
    http://www.normagroup.com/Products
    http://www.ultimategarage.com/abaprice.html
    Last edited by skidoochris; 08-11-2014 at 05:29 PM.

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    Oetiker......yup, 1 time use but it will never loosen.


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    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.


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    The best.. You have about a 1/4" limit so get the correct measurement of the fitting before ordering.
    http://www.grainger.com/product/10N2...140811224729:s

    OR

    Stepless Screw Clamps, Stepless Screw Clamps Self-Tensioning
    http://www.goodyearrubberproducts.co...og1.Page18.pdf


    You're welcome..
    Last edited by K447; 08-12-2014 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Stepless Screw Clamps ...

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    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).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
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    Which is most reliable when fitted correctly?
    I find Oetiker stepless ear clamps to be more consistent and reliable than gear clamps. Every so often I find another gear clamp somewhere that has loosened with time or vibration.

    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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