It s more versatile in this way but it only clamps the tab portion of the crimping ring. It looks kind of like the old stocks that a 19th century criminal would be put in.
Although it works and it will give you a good seal it isn t as tight as the seal that the pex crimp tool.
Regular hose clamp on pex. 2 pieces of metal bolted together. Quote if you don t have pex tools and want to diy. A ten cent hose clamp from harbor frieght does not clamp uniformly around the hose and partucularly on relatively hard pex i would never trust one.
The main purpose of the hose clamp is to prevent. I did just one clamp per fitting. The clamp is mostly solid metal around the band and is a lot thicker than a regular hose clamp.
These are slow but useful sometimes for tight spaces for regular. Generally speaking the correct sized hose connector with the correct sized hose will make a tight seal even without the hose clamp. I did heat the pex up a little bit to help with bends and to help it go on the fitting easier.
However this type of clamp is used extensively in automotive applications. You place them around the fitting and ratchet it down until the crimp ring is compressed. Getting the pex clamp off was a real treat as i don t have the proper tool for them.
I have not used these clamps on ant plumbing applications. Construct30 dec 1 2007 10. The crimp clamps were designed with a built in 360 degree feature in the band to prevent an incomplete seal.
It is a patented design that has been extensively tested under extreme pressure situations. Always use the correct fitting. I looked all around underneath and don t see water coming out anywhere else but i am now more nervous than i was before about this problem.
In the home center there are clamps for the pex tubing. I put on a regular hose clamp but had to really crank it down tight to get to not leak. Verdeboy in the trades.
The pex clamp can be used with either copper or steel crimp bands. 3 hose worm screw clamps have been used in industry for two hundred years. It is a one size fits all because it can be adjusted to fit any size of pipe.
3 crimp clamps if they don t have a band under the crimp can leak there too. You may have noticed that a year later you can tighten them some more. They sell a small clamp system for the copper pex crimp rings.
Never use a hose clamp on pex. After i looked at these clamps i thought there was no way these were going to work for me. A more expensive full circle clamp as used for fuel injection hoses might be acceptable as it applies the same clamping pressire all the way around the connection.