Worm clamp for ear clamp

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Old 07-02-16, 02:25 PM
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Worm clamp for ear clamp

I was wondering if an ear clamp can be replaced with say a worm clamp. I needed to check a hose connection on my dishwasher and it had an ear clamp on it. I flipped off the one end of it and it let go so I now need to replace that clamp. Ear clamps seem to be such a pain to me as I don't have the pinch tool they need (unless there is hack for that) so I would like to use a worm clamp. Is there an issue with doing that? I'm asking because the manufacturer obviously used the ear clamp there for a reason. Thanks
 
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Old 07-02-16, 02:55 PM
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I'm asking because the manufacturer obviously used the ear clamp there for a reason.
Worm gear clamps are about four times the cost of the one-shot clamp. As long as you have the necessary room the worm gear clamp is superior. Be careful if you are clamping to a plastic fitting that you do not use excessive force in tightening the clamp.
 
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