Hose and clips

Iain_H

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without going to a swindleries.....

I am going to renew my hoses and hose clips before the engine goes bgack in the boat.

recommendations? are there different materials of hose that I should look for? what should the clips be made from.

Basic I know but I learned finance instead of metalwork!

My value set is quality.

cheers
 

Cloven

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Iain

You don't say what hoses are for - engine/heads/water ??

One good supplier for all is ASAP supplies, website www.asap-supplies.com or phone on 0845 1300 870. They are VERY helpful and not overpriced. They will advise what quality for what use etc.

As for clips I would suggets stainless throughout but others may differ.

Hope this helps
 

gianenrico

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Sorry, i don't understand wether you are referring to the engine cooling system or to the more general hydraulic system of the boat; in the latter cse I suggest you look at the site of a UK company whose product, albeit in a limited range of diameters, ensure a speedy fitting and unfitting of connections; the material is mainly used for heating plants and alimentary industry; I have no connection with the company, but I appreciate greatly doing and undoing the system with one and (no tools required).
Cheers
 

snowleopard

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if it's the water hoses on the engine, go to a hose supplier or motor factor and ask for 'car heater hose' (yes, it actually says that on the hose). don't however buy ordinary car type hose clips as they aren't stainless.

incidentally if you fill in your user profile with e.g. location, type of boat etc. you'll get better tailored advice. someone may be able to direct you to a shop in your area.
 

boatmike

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All sizes and diameter of car heater hose and stainless steel clips can be obtained from ASAP Supplies and they also have shaped hoses for many makes of engine.
 

Porthandbuoy

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When fitting your new STAINLESS STEEL hoses use two at each end of the hose and have the screws on opposite sides. If you can get ones with the hex heads even better.
Don't buy the ones where the band is perforated to accept the screw thread; they are cr@p.
 

billcowan

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Beware some stainless clips from motor factors etc. have mild steel
screws!

All kinds of hoses, clips, fittings, ball valves (sea cocks) etc can be had very very cheaply from Pirtek Ltd. Hydraulic supplies. Its a nation wide chain supplying the 'fluid handling industry'

eg: 1½" valve £16 vs £45 from swindlery

But as usual with wholesaler type deals, you have to go in knowing exactly what you need, no browsing, no questions, no advice.
 

Avocet

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I'm normally pretty stingy with most bits and pieces but honestly, genuine "Jubilee" stainless hose clips are worth the extra few pennies. As has already been said, some of the cheaper "stainless" ones have mild steel screws. These rust remarkably fast and then the clip just opens up. I had one go on the fuel filler neck of my car. It was original equipment - cost me a few gallons of fuel! Also, the edges of the band tend to be sharp and cut into the hoses. The genuine items really are just so much better!
 

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Stainless clips with stainless fasteners: absolutely. Anything marked BS5315 should suffice. Beware clips which are simply marked 'stainless' -- usually the bit with the stamp is S/S, but the fastener is not. Branded 'stainless' clips -- Jubilee, High Grip etc -- are usually the full monty.
Other poster is correct: double up on hose clips in below-the-waterline applications. Not essential elsewhere.
 

cindersailor

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When I installed the exhaust for my engine I was very reluctant to pay over £5 for each heavy duty stainless hose clip required for the heavy wire reenforced hose. Instead I used car exhaust clamps which I painted with zinc primer and then hammerite. I know these are just steel, but they are very heavy duty, the U-bolt being 8mm diameter, and I like the ability to do them up really tight, they are designed to clamp steel exhaust pipe after all. They are available in a range of sizes which is important as they need to be well matched to the hose diameter. At about 50p each (if you can find an alternative to Halfords where they are about £1 each) I am not bothered if I need to change them every few seasons. So far though there is no sign of any rust, nor leaks. I do not regard this as a safety compromise as I know what I have used and can inspect them regularly - every time I operate the cooling water seacock infact.
 

LeonF

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Ian you have no information as to your location.. Thames Hose and Couplings in Gravesend sell superb all stainless jubilee clips over their counter at reasonable prices.
 
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