Hose clamps are a great tool. They keep hoses tight onto their fitting to prevent leaks. There are several different types of hose clamps on the market. How do you know which one is right for your project.
In this video, you will learn more.
First, avoid cheap hose clamps that you find at your local hardware store. These clamps tend to rust and leak. They simply just don’t last very long. Instead, you need something more heavy duty. If you have a boat, something like a marine grade clamp would be good.
However, there is one type of clamp that is particularly great. A constant tension clamp adjusts the tension dynamically based on the needs of the hose and fitting. This is great for cars because parts change tension drastically in the winter. The car goes from being cool to hot in a short amount of time. A traditional clamp would be not be able to adjust for this change. On the other hand, a constant tension clamp would. This is why you should consider a constant tension clamp for all of your important projects. Otherwise, you risk leaks developing.