I’m sure you remember. You were 8 years old, standing in your front yard, making a kink in a long, green water hose that would soon be let go and emit an explosive flow of water to drench your brother, neighbor, cousin or classmate. You didn’t know it back then, but you were acting as a adjustable hose clamp. Aren’t you proud to know that, even at 8 years old, you had an affinity for plumbing?
The hose clamp was invented in the early 1900s by Royal Navy Commander Lumley Robinson. A hose clamp is a devise used to attach and seal a hose onto a fitting – like a barb or nipple. Hose clamps come in all shapes and sizes: a worm gear clamp, spring clamps and event wire clamps. You can get heavy dut