While it is always goo to contact a certified plumber for large, complicated, or potentially dangerous jobs, there are plenty of small repairs or projects that the average homeowner can do on their own. Do-it-yourself repairs can save time and money while also providing a sense of accomplishment having done something yourself.
When it comes to plumber one of the easier repairs that most homeowners can accomplish on their own is clamping a hose. A hose clamp, sometimes called a hoes clip, is a devise used to attach and seal a hose.
There are other kinds of clamps depending on the job, but most hoses that contain a moderate amount of pressure can be sealed with hose clamps. These can be found in automotive or home supply stores. They can create a tight seal between the hose and the barb or nipple.
They are designed to provide even pressure all around, which prevents gaping and reduces the possibility of leaks. However, it is essential to use the right size clamp in order to ensure no leaking. A hose repair clamp is metal and either circle shaped or u shaped depending on the type and style.
If you aren’t sure what size you need, it may be helpful to bring a portion of the hose with you that you are clamping. If that is not possible, you can measure the diameter of the hose or wrap a string around it, so you need the appropriate size.
Hose repair clamps are relatively inexpensive and returnable, so if you do get the wrong size, you’ve likely only wasted time. Once you have correct hose repair clamp, you slip it over the intersection of the hose and the barb and tighten it until there is a firm seal around the two.
There are many stainless hose clamp uses that make them handy to have around the house. They provide quick and easy repair as well as a variety creative stainless hose clamp projects.
Often times hose repair clamps can be found in packages with multiple sizes available. This makes it easier to get the correct size without actually knowing what size you need. The ones you don’t use immediately can be saved for future usage.