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Secure clamp, good quality By Shaun on 7/9/2014Shaun would recommend this product to a friendUsed to secure vinyl tubing to the output barb on a couple of return pumps. (I use vinyl tube between pump and pvc plumbing to make it easy to disconnect and clean pump.) Clamps securely with no leaks and hasn't failed in the 7 months I have been using them. These are not available at my local hardware stores.
Nice Fit, No Leak By Marc on 6/9/2014Marc would recommend this product to a friendI used the 1 inch clamp with 1 inch soft silicone tubing and a 1 inch schedule 40 PVC barb adapter. I used channel lock pliers to ratchet the clamp to a nice snug fit with no leaks. I'm very happy with this product.
Good quality but still have not found a use By Justin on 5/27/2014Justin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought both the 1/2" and the 3/4" versions. I found them to be very durably made, good quality, but I have yet to find a hose combination and barb in which they fit.
Good quality clamp for In sump use By Mike on 3/22/2014Mike would recommend this product to a friendReally impressed didn't think it would get tight but it did! Impressive
Some problems By Scott on 7/15/2013Scott would recommend this product to a friend3/4" will not allow full clamp down unless you use a shim of some kind and very hard to separate. Even with all that still safest material to use in my aquarium.
quick and easy! By James on 3/25/2013James would recommend this product to a friendThese work for now, but I ordered both 1 and 3/4 inch sizes for my sump, they are holding water with no leaks, but long term I may need to find another style
Does not fit 1/2 tubing By Rob on 3/25/2013Rob wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese clamps were too big to cinch tightly over my 1/2 ID aquarium tube.
seems like they should work well By Brad on 1/23/2013Brad would recommend this product to a friendI dont have water in the system yet, but they should work well. The only problem is, is that you need the next size up for whatever hose your using. Either that or BRS sent me the wrong ones. I have a 1" drain and a 3/4" return. So I ordered the 1" and 3/4" braided nylon tubing as well as the 1" and 3/4" clamps. I had to use the supposed 1" clamp for the 3/4" tubing. Im going to contact BRS tomorrow about this as they might already be closed. But i definitely recommend on buying a variety of sizes to be sure you have the right ones. But these should work just fine and not cause leaks like vanisher says he had a problem with. If you cant get them quite tight enough by hand just use some pliers to get a few more clicks on it. Dont squeeze too hard or yes you can break them as they are just plastic. But theres no reason they can make a good seal, or your have pressure thats more than what you should even be having in the lines.
Not that great By vanisher on 9/14/2012vanisher wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI love BRS, and their recommendations are 99.999% spot on, but these I have to disagree with.
Yes, I agree plastic (pvc, abs, bla bla) is better than metal for reefing.
However, these couldn't get a tight clamp for the life of them.
I used the screw tighten metal ones, and guess what, the leaks stopped.
I guess I'll be replacing the metal ones every now and then. For now I get to return these.
Great alternative to metal By Nicholas on 8/7/2012Nicholas would recommend this product to a friendThese are highly suggested when used around salt water. I couldn't find these locally either.
Hard to find By Nicholas on 8/7/2012Nicholas would recommend this product to a friendI couldn't find this product anywhere local to me. They're great clamps when you need to use them in close proximity to saltwater.
Will not fit "two little fishes" ball valve. By David on 7/29/2012David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased these to make a more secure union between my 1/2 inch tubing and the various valves and fittings I would be using. I chose the "two little fishes" brand for my valves. The 1/2" tubing I purchased fit perfect onto the valve, however the 1/2" da her will not close enough to tighten the tubing to the valve, even though it is tightened to the max. It just spins round and round very loose on the tubing. Just to let you know.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Jim on December 17, 2013, @4:10 AM
For the sizes listed, is the measurement for the inner or outer diameter? For example, if you have tubing with a 3/4" inner diameter and a 1" outer diameter, which size should you order? Thanks.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jim,
The ratchet clamps (and all of our plumbing) are all rated in nominal sizes. This doesn't refer specifically to either the ID or the OD but the plumbings nominal size. Nominal size is the standardized sizing in plumbing (just like if you went to home depot, etc) so that you know a 1" pipe will fit a 1" union, which will fit a 1" barb, which will fit 1" braided nylon tubing with the help of a 1" ratchet clamp, though the ID/OD of none of these components actually measures 1" If you have a 1" barb with 1" braided nylon tubing connected to a 1" pipe, pump, etc then you would want the 1" ratchet clamp.
by David on November 6, 2013, @9:04 AM
I have 1/2" tubing and wanted to know what size ratchet clamp I would need for that size tubing. Thanks.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey David,
All of our ratchet clamps and plumbing is listed in nominal sizes, so if you have 1/2" nominal tubing you would want the 1/2" ratchet clamp.
Choose from ratchet clamps for the following nylon tube sizes:
- 1/2" Braided Nylon Tubing
- 3/4" Braided Nylon Tubing
- 1" Braided Nylon Tubing
- 1.5" Braided Nylon Tubing
- 2" Braided Nylon Tubing
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