With a rather large tool belt and several necessary items like stainless steel hose clamps, caulking gun, and sandpaper in hand, you set off to make some repairs to the rental house. The great two bedroom two bathroom house that is located in northern Louisiana has turned into a really nice source of income. Listed on a national temporary lodging site, you have been able to rent the house at least two or three times a week. The income from these renters allows you to use the house for your own company during Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times when your family likes to congregate in your town.
Stainless Steel Hose Clamps Allow Many Home Owners to Make Their Own Repairs
Whether you are working on repairs for your own home, a rental house, or even a car or small engine, various types of wire hose clamps often come in handy. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, these adjustable devices are an essential for car mechanics, plumbers, house repair services, and small engine repair shops.
The three basic types of hose clamps are:
- Worm gear clamps One of the biggest advantage to this kind of clamp is that it can be daisy-chained to make a longer clamp. This linking method is very helpful because it allows repairs to be made even when a large clamp is not available.
- Spring clamps An advantage to this kind of clamp is that it very affordable. It is also one of the simplest types of hose clamp, a simple strip of metal in the shape of a cylinder spring with several protrusions. Often with rubber tipped handles, these clamps work on everything from small vacuum lines, intake boots, air conditioner cooling pipes and water cooler hoses.
- Wire clamps These are typically made of heavy wire and bent into the shape of a U. A screw and nut are used to connect and then tighten this type of clamp.
The biggest secret to using any type of clamp is to not over tighten it. Not only can the clamp itself be stripped if overtightened, the clamp can actually tear or rip the hose it is trying to hold.