The clamps we include with this kit are made entirely from type 316 stainless steel for exceptional corrosion resistance.
The design of these clamps is also superior. Normal clamps, which have slits in the strap, engage the rubber as soon as the clamp begins to tighten. The clamp won't slip around the hose which limits the tightness. Further tightening just damages the hose.
These clamps are made with the "gear" formed on the outside of the strap. This leaves a smooth surface on the inside of the clamp. The smooth surface allows the strap to slip around the hose during tightening, creating a tighter grip on the stuffing box
and shaft log
. They are particularly well suited to stuffing box
installation since, due to their location, they are difficult to inspect regularly.
• Inside Diameter: 1-5/8"
• Outside Diameter: ~ 2-3/8"
• Wall thickness: ~ 3/8"
• Length: 5-1/2"