4 Creative Uses for Different Kinds of Hose Clamps
If you’ve ever used heavy duty hose clamps stainless steel is probably the most common that you have come across. This is because stainless steel while very strong and durable is still flexible and heat resistant. There are many different types of hose clamps that can be used for different applications, depending on what you need it for. The quality and the strength also vary. The great thing about hose clamps is that they can be used for many different things, you aren’t limited to only what they were intentionally manufactured for. Let’s take a look at a few uses for hose clamps.
Automotiveheavy duty hose clamps stainless steel, the clamps are also made as worm gear clamps, spring clamps, and wire clamps. For cars however, mechanics tend to stick to stainless steel.
In a emergency, a screw hose clamp is usually what it used when a pipe needs to be temporarily fixed quickly. They’re also used to clamp the lines in the plumbing system. Securing the hose or pipe needs a gentle balance because not allowing the hose clamp to be tight enough could also room for leaks but too tight could cause damage and cracks. There are several different sizes that can be used depending on the size of the pipe. Typically heavy duty hose clamps stainless steel or some other material on not need for these applications unless the pipe has serious underground pressure. Moderate pressure clamps is all that is needed for household hoses and pipes. A hose clamp that is too heavy duty would be overkill and potentially cause more damage in the long run. Never try to cut off a hose clamp once it’s on a pipe, either. The reason being is that if you scratch the barb, you could end up causing another leak. Instead, use a screwdriver to rotate the screw in the clamp counterclockwise to expand the clamp and then you can slip it off.
It’s a new trend these days to use hose clamps in decor. It’s a sort of modern mechanic look to the home. They are used to secure mason jars to planks of wood to use for herb planting or bathroom accessories, They can also be used to hang a regular hose from the side of the house to form a make shift outdoor shower or water play area during the summer. Most the decor applications use a light to moderate duty hose clamp. Again, heavy duty is not necessary and would appear bulky and might be break whatever you are clamping.
Believe it or not, hose clamps can actually be made into jewelry. If you close the clamp to a very small setting and trim the ends, add some bling- it’s a ring! You can also make bracelets, anklets and necklace pendants or charms. While these are available and people have started putting up tutorials online on do it yourself sites like Pinterest, they haven’t entirely caught on as a new industrial fashion. However, it’s probably only a matter of time before it does!
As you can see, hose clamps are quite a versatile tool. From industrial to accessory, a clamp can be used in a whole variety of ways so it’s never a bad idea to keep some on hand if you think you might find them useful at some point. They are very cheap- usually only a couple of dollars at a hard ware store so there’s no reason not to pick a few up to keep on hand for when there are emergencies of some kind.