Hose Clamps The Tool You Need to Get the Job DONE
Every homeowner knows that fixing pipes can be a royal pain. Pipes are prone to leak, rust, dent, break, and even rot. Plumbers, while useful, can be expensive and are not always on-call. If you are ever in a jam, consider getting stainless steel hose clamps.
Hose clamp sizes vary but its basic design remains the same. A hose clamp is simply a device that attaches to a hose (such as a pipe or a vacuum hose) in order to seal its contents. Fittings such as a barb or nipple apply direct, even pressure to the hose in order to seal any gaps or leaks. Hose clamps are typically tightened by a screw, which pulls the barb together. They can be made from a variety of materials such as plastic and silicone but the most popular material is steel, particularly stainless steel. Stainless steel hose clamps are popular in that they are very strong, durable, and do not corrode easily, making them the perfect material to treat liquid and gas leaks.
The first stainless steel hose clamp was invented in 1921 by former Royal Navy Commander Lumley Robinson. Originally called “Jubilee Clips,” Robinson’s invention had since took off to become one of the most widely-used clamps in the world. Stainless steel hose clamps can be used as a zip tie or as a practical replacement for duct tape. They are ideal for providing temporary plugs for hose or pipe damage. Though hose clamps are designed to be used as a temporary measure, they can hold out for quite a while. However, always be sure to consult a professional plumber about using hose clamps for an extended period of time. Most likely, the hose will need to be repaired.
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