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*spring* type hose clamps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tp85, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. tp85

    tp85 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Anybody know of a supplier for *spring* type hose clamps? I prefer to use them instead of the worm gear clamps.
     
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    Are you looking for small (1/4" to 3/4" for gasline) ones? If so, your local hardware store should have some. (At least the one I worked at for 2.5 years does) If you're looking for bigger ones, (radiator hose, etc) a parts store should have them. My dad's '97 suburban uses them.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Actually, I'm looking for both large and small sizes. My local parts stores only carry the worm gear type hose clamps. I have only been able to buy the spring type at dealerships, and they are often special order items.
     
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    That's weird, I suggest you find a new parts store because if a factory chevy suburban uses them (and there are a lot of those on the road) I'd think that a parts store should carry the clamps. Whatever...what do I know?!?!
     
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    I got a little doodad that makes my own clamps outta stainless steel wire. Works great. It's not that complex, but I sure wish I thought of it!
     
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    Well, where did you get this little doodad? What is it called...perhaps a brand name? Thanks.
     
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    Do you mean saftey wire pliers and saftey wire? I'd think that would cut into the hose too much?
     
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    I have it at home, I'll get the name of it. Its a weird little device, but you can do multi layer wraps. It acutally cuts into a hose less than the standard clamp type.
     
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    for fuel line clamps I find that fuel filters usually have 4 of them included

    they work great, I wont use the stainless hose cutting clamps anymore

    if you find a bulk supplier post up
     
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    Well, that is the whole point of this thread. I guess nobody knows of a bulk supplier for spring type hose clamps. I have found suppliers for *worm gear with spring* type clamps...but these still chew up the hose when tightening. But at least they expand/contract with temp.

    I did buy a complete set of spring hose clamps when I replaced all the hoses on a Suburban and T100. They may be a little more difficult to remove, but they are extremely easy to install (especially in tight places). These were dealer items where each and every clamp for every hose connection is listed. Expensive, and kind of silly to by hose clamps at the dealer $$.
     
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    Hit the salvage yards. They might let you have them for free.
     
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    McMaster- Carr has all sorts of clamps. Worm gear clamps that don't chew up the hose, worm gear with springs, and, the type I was looking for, spring hose clamps (PN 7329K11).

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    McMasterCarr
     

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