In a message dated 11/22/2003 12:01:58 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Has anyone else experienced SS hose clamps loosening? Is it a matter of =
> the no name brand? Tnx JACK W1WEF
Hi Jack, Having looked at many brands of hose clamps, there are a bunch of
companies out there selling them. I'm sure that one of the larger ones, like
Murray, sell a branded name to some of the others that are selling them. Not
having the name on the clamp usually serves two purposes. First, it costs a
bit less and second, no name can better protect the seller's liability. I
haven't had the problem of loosening screws, or heard of it; however, with
antennas, I tend to look at every possibility of a problem and have some sort
First, and likely all good TT'rs know, when you buy or use hose clamps, you
need to be sure that when it says "Stainless Steel" that the clamp ALSO has
SS screws in the clamps. It's beyond me why a company even makes an SS clamp
without an SS screw, AND marks the clamp " SS ." The next thing I do, which
will solve your situation, is to use "Thread Tight" or similar to keep the
threads of the screw from moving at all.
With any antenna, one hopes it will be up there for many years. So, the
incovenience of popping off the T Tight occurs hardly ever. Put it on so that
you can get an awl into a thread groove next to it in order to pop it off when
you need to untighten it.
So there is no misunderstanding, we don't sell clamps or metal antenna parts;
we do have all the "staples" of wire aerials and we are a wire and cable
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