Hose clamps are designed to secure a hose over a fitting, such as a spigot or barb, acting as a seal to prevent fluid from leaking at the connection. They also stabilize the hose connection. They’re predominantly used in the plumbing and automotive industries but are also used in other applications and to prevent leaks during the transport of liquids, chemicals and gases. Before shopping for the best hose clamps for your projects, there are a few important points to consider. Let’s take a look at the different types, strengths, and functions.
Screw clamps: Screw-style hose clamps feature a long stainless steel band that wraps around itself as well as a screw that the installer can use to tighten the band.
Spring clamps: Spring-style hose clamps are made from one piece of steel bent to a specific diameter.
Ear-style clamps are made from one band of metal that wraps around itself like a screw-type clamp but quite a bit thicker.
Wire clamps: Wire clamps are very similar to spring clamps, but instead of springing shut, their spring force resists closing.
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