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Re: Cable ties as hose clams

To: Peter Schauss <>
Subject: Re: Cable ties as hose clams
From: Eric Murray <>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 20:11:58 -0800
Cable ties don't put much tension on the things they're tied arond.

If you can't get a real hose clamp on the leaker, try the largest
diameter stainless safety wire you can find.


On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 10:35:14PM -0500, Peter Schauss wrote:
> One of the hoses leaks where it slips over a brass fitting, leading me to
> suspect that I do not have the cable tie tight enough.  I tightened it by
> holding the square part with a screw driver while I pulled on the "tail"
> with a pair of pliers.  Any suggestions as to how I might be able to get
> this one tighter?  Is my leak problem the result of using the wrong kind of
> cable tie for the job?
> Thanks,
> Peter Schauss

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