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    Heat Shrink Hoses Clamps

    Used the Gates clamps and they seem to work well enough. See there is another company called Hose Candy that is making them. I need some for some smaller sized hoses and wondering if the heavy duty heat shrink stuff would work? I don' enough about plastic's to know if they are something special material or not. The heavy duty adhesive line heat shrink it pretty tough stuff in places I've used it before.
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    #2
    Link?
    I cannot see heat shrink "clamping"...
    What about
    https://www.google.com/url?q=https:/...D_ho_AtqeIlphJ

    I made one, it rocks.
    Got the lead from an aircraft mech buddy.
    link is to clamp tight tools
    83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
    hopes to grow up someday

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      #3
      Originally posted by Clb View Post
      Link?
      I cannot see heat shrink "clamping"...
      What about
      https://www.google.com/url?q=https:/...D_ho_AtqeIlphJ

      I made one, it rocks.
      Got the lead from an aircraft mech buddy.
      link is to clamp tight tools
      I have one of these too, slick, but doesn't work in real tight spots I have found....

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        #4
        My only experience with them is this guy. I’ll take his word on them.





         

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          #5
          The Gates clamps are good to 300*F and they are shiny and hard so I think the material is different than normal heat shrink which gets soft when hot.

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            #6
            Originally posted by HYDRODYNAMIC View Post
            The Gates clamps are good to 300*F and they are shiny and hard so I think the material is different than normal heat shrink which gets soft when hot.
            Yeah good point there. I have the gates on on the lower clamp to the engine on my 4.0 XJ. It's a PIA to get a hose clamps to seals and it's been holding for 2 years now.

            I do have a clamp tite tool in my wheeling boxes. I like it and it does a good job. But it is space limited.
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              #7
              Guess I should look up gates clamps...
              +1 on the clamptight in close spaces.
              83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
              hopes to grow up someday

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                #8
                Originally posted by Clb View Post
                Guess I should look up gates clamps....
                You and me both. I have no idea WTF they are talking about.

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                  #9
                  Looks like a decent trail fix cept for the heat gun part...
                  83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
                  hopes to grow up someday

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Clb View Post
                    Looks like a decent trail fix cept for the heat gun part...
                    lighter would work.

                    https://www.gates.com/us/en/search.p...00-000000.html
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                      #11
                      I have used the gates clamps and they are awesome BUT i would not use them on something you can put a normal hose clamp on since they cannot be removed and reused.

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                        #12
                        While we are on the topic of hose clamps. Worm clamps are garbage as they don't spring with temp changes or rubber shrinkage over time.
                        OEM spring clamps, the ones that going flying across the shop are the good ones. They move with the hose and keep constant force.
                        It sounds like the Gates heat shrink clamps or bands move with the rubber so they keep a constant force over time.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by HYDRODYNAMIC View Post
                          While we are on the topic of hose clamps. Worm clamps are garbage as they don't spring with temp changes or rubber shrinkage over time.
                          OEM spring clamps, the ones that going flying across the shop are the good ones. They move with the hose and keep constant force.
                          It sounds like the Gates heat shrink clamps or bands move with the rubber so they keep a constant force over time.
                          You would have been one of the last people I'd expect to parrot that BS.

                          OEMs use spring clamps because they're a hell of a lot harder to install wrong and when they are on wrong it's visibly obvious. It's purely for convenience and ease of assembly.

                          "Muh constant force" is bullshit someone probably pulled out of their ass on the spot so they wouldn't have to tell the UAW fuckwits that they couldn't be trusted to reliably tighten stuff the right amount. Worm gear hose clamps on automotive systems have a service life measured in decades when properly installed. Corrosion and hose degradation from exposure to the elements are the practical limits to service life in reality. Outside of engineering textbooks, Reddiit and other places where cows are spherical and nobody understands the bigger picture having constant pressure on the hose simply isn't an issue.

                          When was the last time you've actually had issues with worm gear hose clamps other than them rusting or the real shitty ones stripping before they tighten enough?

                          When was the last time you wore a hose out at the hose clamp part instead of somewhere in the middle where the flexing happens?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

                            You would have been one of the last people I'd expect to parrot that BS.

                            OEMs use spring clamps because they're a hell of a lot harder to install wrong and when they are on wrong it's visibly obvious. It's purely for convenience and ease of assembly.

                            "Muh constant force" is bullshit someone probably pulled out of their ass on the spot so they wouldn't have to tell the UAW fuckwits that they couldn't be trusted to reliably tighten stuff the right amount. Worm gear hose clamps on automotive systems have a service life measured in decades when properly installed. Corrosion and hose degradation from exposure to the elements are the practical limits to service life in reality. Outside of engineering textbooks, Reddiit and other places where cows are spherical and nobody understands the bigger picture having constant pressure on the hose simply isn't an issue.

                            When was the last time you've actually had issues with worm gear hose clamps other than them rusting or the real shitty ones stripping before they tighten enough?

                            When was the last time you wore a hose out at the hose clamp part instead of somewhere in the middle where the flexing happens?
                            Real life, not from a text book. I more so noticed it on the smaller lines. They would leak or be loose after the initial install once the rubber or silicone had a chance to take shape. The screw flat makes a D shape which doesn't seal as well as the round spring on smaller lines. I went to the junk yard with a hose cutter and a needle nose and got a huge assortment of spring clamps. I think the largest I am using now is on 1/2" radiator hose. The 1" low pressure steering lines use a T bolt clamp as that special hose needs a high clamp force to crush down the spirals. I do have to go back and retorque them as the rubber takes shape over time. Same thing when I used that hose on the last buggy. When you get into the larger diameter low pressure, I believe it is not as much of and issue. That being said. I am still running T bolt clamps on the 4.5" air intake elbows. I don't think I have a single worm gear on the buggy.
                            Good spring clamps are not easy to find, most parts stores all carry the worm gears, while under the hood of a late model is all spring clamps. Makes no sense other than they are a pain to take off and on and deadly if they launch.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

                              You would have been one of the last people I'd expect to parrot that BS.

                              OEMs use spring clamps because they're a hell of a lot harder to install wrong and when they are on wrong it's visibly obvious. It's purely for convenience and ease of assembly.

                              "Muh constant force" is bullshit someone probably pulled out of their ass on the spot so they wouldn't have to tell the UAW fuckwits that they couldn't be trusted to reliably tighten stuff the right amount. Worm gear hose clamps on automotive systems have a service life measured in decades when properly installed. Corrosion and hose degradation from exposure to the elements are the practical limits to service life in reality. Outside of engineering textbooks, Reddiit and other places where cows are spherical and nobody understands the bigger picture having constant pressure on the hose simply isn't an issue.

                              When was the last time you've actually had issues with worm gear hose clamps other than them rusting or the real shitty ones stripping before they tighten enough?

                              When was the last time you wore a hose out at the hose clamp part instead of somewhere in the middle where the flexing happens?
                              Something tells me that you are that guy who still uses split lock washers?

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