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Ear Hose Clamps

Ear Hose Clamps

Ear hose clamps are a style of hose clamp composed of a band with one or more integrated “ears.” The ears are closed using a pincer tool to create a tight, leak proof connection at the hose fitting. Ear hose clamps are often used in demanding applications where thin walled hoses, firm plastics, and soft and hard rubbers are present. Ear hose clamps are designed for permanent installation and are not reusable as they must be removed by destructive means.

  • Install easily in tight spots and compensate for component tolerances
  • Suitable for high pressure applications
  • Permanent installation creates tamper resistant connection
  • 1 Ear, 2 Ear, Interlock, Step‑less, and Adjustable position configuration available
  • Available with stainless steel bands for corrosion resistance

Plastic Hose Clamps

Plastic Hose Clamp

Plastic hose clamps are a one piece nylon clamp featuring a toothed, ratcheting mechanism that locks the clamp in place. The teeth of the clamp interlock to provide moderate, 360° surface tension on fitting connections. Nylon hose clamps are typically used with firm hose or tubes in non‑hydraulic pressure applications. Plastic clamps are a quick, reusable clamp for light duty purposes and low pressure conditions.

  • Economical and light weight
  • Axially or radially installed depending on application requirements
  • Does not rust or corrode
  • Reusable nylon hose clamps can be installed or removed using common hand tools

Quick Release Hose Clamps

Quick Release Hose Clamps

Quick release hose clamps are similar to the common worm drive hose clamps, however, they possess the added feature of a pivoting worm screw. During installation, the worm screw pivots away from the hose clamp band, allowing the band to be cinched down by hand. Once the desired amount of slack has been removed from the band, the screw snaps down, allowing the worm gear to mesh with the perforations in the band. The band can then be tightened using common hand tools.

  • Applies static tension to fitting
  • Swivel lock toggle latch provides quick installation
  • Securely affixed screw does not fall out on its own when open
  • Reusable, ideal for applications that require frequent inspection/adjustment
  • Available with stainless steel bands for corrosion resistance

Spring Hose Clamps

Spring Hose Clamp

Spring clamps, sometimes referred to as constant tension clamps, are a wide band, spring steel hose clamp that provides constant pressure on fittings. The spring qualities of the clamp allow it to maintain constant tension as joints or hose materials expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Spring hose clamps are commonly used on OEM cooling systems in the automotive industry.

  • Can be installed or removed using common hand tools
  • Specialty tools make for simple installation and removal
  • OEM replacement for cooling systems
  • 360° constant pressure on fittings
  • Wide band reduces chance of unwanted leaks

T‑Bolt Hose Clamps

T-Bolt

T‑Bolt hose clamps, or racing clamps, are considered a quick release clamp featuring a wide steel band and a captive T‑bolt that is tightened by a hex nut. They are designed to provide a uniform sealing pressure creating a leak proof connection. T‑bolt hose clamps can be found in a wide array of high vibration, large diameter environments including industrial, commercial, and military applications.

  • Provide even 360° clamping force
  • Ideal for use in hard to reach places
  • Wide band reduces risk of leaks and blow outs
  • Simple installation using common hand tools
  • Available with stainless steel bands for corrosion resistance

Wire Hose Clamps

Wire Hose Clamp

Wire hose clamps are a spring steel hose clamp made from round wire to provide constant tension on hose fittings. With a thinner profile than its wide band spring clamp counterpart, wire hose clamps are most suitable for low pressure applications. They work well in hard to reach locations and are often used on vacuum lines in automotive applications.

  • Easily installed using common hand tools
  • Provides 360° of constant tension
  • Available in single and double wire configurations
  • Expands and contracts with fitting as temperatures fluctuate

Worm Gear Hose Clamps

Worm Gear Hose Clamp

Worm gear hose clamps, also referred to as radiator clamps, jubilee clips, worm drive hose clamps, or screw hose clamps, are possibly the most widely used style of hose clamp. Worm gear hose clamps are designed with a captive worm gear screw attached to a steel band. The band features perforations that can either run the entire length or partial length of the band depending on application requirements. The threads of the worm gear screw mesh with the perforations in the band allowing the band diameter to increase or decrease as the screw is tightened or loosened.

  • Applies static tension to the fitting
  • Available lined worm drive hose clamp reduces risk of damage to soft materials
  • Easily installed using common hand tools
  • Economical, reusable fastening solution for many applications
  • Some clamps available in all stainless steel (band, screw, and housing) for marine applications

Hose Clamp Assortments

Hose Clamp Assortments

Hose clamp assortments provide quick, convenient access to the most commonly used parts in your shop or retail space. G.L. Huyett offers a wide range of hose clamp styles including worm gear, 1 and 2 ear, plastic, t‑bolt, spring, and more. Our pre‑packaged assortments are in stock and ready to ship, or give us a call to create a customer assortment complete with your branding.

  • Customizable to fit your needs
  • Convenient plastic case with dividers to keep parts organized
  • Provides quick, easy access to frequently used parts
  • Attached visual product layout helps quickly identify clamp types and sizes

Hose Clamp Tools

Hose Clamp Tools

G.L. Huyett offers a wide range of hand installation pincers (HIP) and other hose clamp tools to install, repair and maintain hose clamps and hose fitting assemblies. Available standard or ratcheting pincers provide controlled closure of ear hose clamps while our flexible nut drivers provide for easier access to worm gear clamps in hard to reach areas. Hose cutters are also available making accurate, clean cuts easier when replacing or repairing hoses.

  • Provides simple, efficient installation and removal of parts
  • Available replacement pincer heads
  • Durable steel construction for added strength
  • Plastic coated handles for comfort and safety
  • Pincer tools can also be used for other cutting jobs around the shop


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
By Type

Choosing the right sized clamp:

To choose the right size hose clamp, measure the outside diameter of the hose and fitting application with the hose installed on the desired pipe or tube. Calipers or a tape rule are both accurate methods of ensuring proper measurement. Once you've gotten an accurate measurement, choose a hose clamp where the hose diameter falls in the middle of the clamp's range.

Proper positioning of a hose clamp:

Hose clamps come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. However, most all of them follow the same guidelines for proper placement on a hose and tube/pipe fitting. Once the hose is pressed securely onto the mating part, position the hose clamp toward the end of the hose with approximately 1/4 inch space between the clamp and the end of the hose.

Where can I buy hose clamps?

Buy hose clamps online at huyett.com or by phone at 785-392-3017. G.L. Huyett is a proud master distributor of Oetiker® and Heritage Industrial® hose clamps. Choose from over 1300 products in a variety of styles and sizes. If you don't see what you are looking for, or need assistance with a special project, contact our friendly, experienced sales team today!

Positioning of a Hose Clamp

What is an ear hose clamp?

Ear hose clamps are composed of a band with one or more integrated “ears.” The ears are closed using a pincer tool to create a tight, permanent, leak proof connection at the hose fitting. Other common variations of ear clamps include interlock, adjustable, and Stepless® tongue‑in‑groove clamps to accommodate a variety of application requirements. Ear hose clamps are often used in demanding applications where thin walled hoses, plastics, and soft and hard rubbers are present.

1-Ear Hose Clamp

1‑Ear Hose Clamp

2-Ear Hose Clamp

2‑Ear Hose Clamp

How to install an ear hose clamp:

  1. Slide the hose clamp radially over the hose. (Adjustable hose clamps can be opened and installed axially.)
  2. Push the hose end onto the intended tube, pipe, or nipple fittings.
  3. Slide the clamp toward the hose end, leaving a 1/4 inch gap between the clamp and the hose end.
  4. Using a pair of pincers, pinch the ears of the clamp closed to tighten the clamp around the hose.
  5. Repeat Step 4 to close additional ears on the clamp.

How do plastic hose clamps work?

Plastic hose clamps are a one piece nylon clamp featuring a toothed, ratcheting mechanism that locks the clamp in place. The ends of the clamp feature engineered openings with interlocking teeth. As the openings are pressed together, the teeth interlock, preventing loosening of the clamp. To release the clamp, grasp one side of the interlocking assembly with a pair of pliers and push sideways. The teeth will slide apart and the clamp will release

What is a quick release hose clamp?

Quick release hose clamps are similar to the common worm drive hose clamps, however, the worm screw is designed to pivot away from the clamp band to fully disengage from the perforations. During installation, the worm screw is disengaged to allow the band to be cinched down by hand. Once the desired amount of slack has been removed, the screw snaps down allowing the worm gear to mesh with the perforations in the band. The band can then be tightened using common hand tools.

Quick Release Hose Clamp

What is a spring hose clamp?

Spring clamps, sometimes referred to as constant tension clamps, are a wide band, spring steel hose clamp that provides constant pressure on fittings. The spring qualities of the clamp allow it to maintain tension as joints expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Due to their superior clamping force, spring hose clamps are commonly used on pressurized applications such as cooling systems in vehicles.

Who sells T‑Bolt hose clamps?

G.L. Huyett offers a wide range of high quality t‑bolt hose clamps available in a variety of sizes. Our t‑bolt clamps provide high tensile strength, durability and corrosion resistance, perfect for medium and heavy-duty applications. If you don’t find what you are looking for, call our friendly, experienced sales team today!

How do T‑Bolt Clamps work?

T‑Bolt hose clamps, or racing clamps, are considered a quick release clamp designed with a steel band and a captive bolt T‑bolt that is tightened by a hex nut. The “T” end of the bolt is secured in a loop at one end of the clamp band with the opposing end of the bolt fitted through a pivoting housing with its threads protruding out the opposite end.

The threaded end of the bolt acts as a lever, and when pivoted away from the metal band, loosens the clamp. To tighten the clamp, simply pivot the bolt down onto the clamp and secure it place by tightening the hex nut against the bolt housing.

T-Bolt Hose Clamp

What is a wire hose clamp?

A wire hose clamp is a constant tension clamp made from round wire in single or double wire configurations. These simple hose clamps are able to provide constant pressure on fittings as they expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Designed for moderate to low pressure applications, wire hose clamps are often found on vacuum systems in the automotive industry.

How does a worm drive clamp work?

Worm drive, or worm gear, hose clamps are one of the most frequently used types of hose clamps. Worm gear hose clamps feature a captive worm gear screw attached at one end of a steel band. The opposite end of the band loops around and feeds into a slot under the worm gear. As the band is fed through, the worm gear screw engages perforations in the band. The screw can then be tightened or loosened using common hand tools to increase or decrease the band diameter as needed.

How to install a worm drive hose clamp:

Worm drive hose clamps can be installed and uninstalled using common hand tools. To install, the clamp’s band is wrapped around a hose or tube, feeding the loose end of the band into the captive screw assembly. As the screw is turned clockwise the screws threads engage slots in the band to advance the band and tighten it around the hose.

Worm Gear Hose Clamp