A hose clamp also known as a hose clip is a device used to attach and seal hose onto a fitting such as a barb or nipple. They are available in a wide array of materials and sizes are often used as heavy duty zip ties and can also be used as a replacement for duct tape.
Hose clamps are manufactured to provide even pressure on all sides without any gaps and are used to ensure a tight seal between a hose and a barb.
With hose clamps playing such an important role, here are 12 things you need to know about them and the different types of hose clamps.
- Typical uses for hose clamps include securing hoses in automotive systems and for clamping lines in household plumbing systems.
- Hose clamps are typically limited to moderate pressures like those found in home and automotive applications.
- Without the property quality and size hose clamp, a hose seals at risk