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Old 02-07-2019, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

Has anyone tried a Clamptite tool and wire instead of hose clamps for their pipe bag that has grommets for the drones and blow stick stocks? Here is the Clamptite tool in action: https://youtu.be/of9p70H7gdg

I have got hose clamps on my bag. I had to position the clamp on the outside tenor to keep the head of the screw from leaning on my left arm. I have taped all of them with silicone self amalgamating tape to keep the sharp parts of the clamps from chewing up my bag cover and to protect me when I play without a bag cover. The tape is sold as Rig Wrap, Rescue Tape, and rigging tape.

Clamptite claims more even pressure around the circumference of the hose. It certainly would be a cleaner, lighter tie in than hose clamps. The tool is too expensive for tying in one bag, but would be useful for boat, motorcycle, car, and garage.

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Old 02-07-2019, 12:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

It looks pretty nifty. My concerns would be overtightening and maybe cracking the wood, and undoing them without damaging the bag if placement needs to be adjusted. But it would certainly hold well.

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Old 02-07-2019, 03:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

What kind of bag is it that needs hose clamps on all the drone and blowstick stocks? Iíve never had any grimmeted bag the need more than one clamp at the chanter stock...or tied in.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:19 AM   #4
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What kind of bag is it that needs hose clamps on all the drone and blowstick stocks? Iíve never had any grimmeted bag the need more than one clamp at the chanter stock...or tied in.
A leaky bag.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:57 AM   #5
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A leaky bag.
Haha. Even with the new clamptiteís? Even they wonít stop a bag leak.


I realized it might be a leather bag with rubber collars.... having not as good seal as do the syn bags with the silicon clllars.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

Bicycle Tire (appropriate size) inner-tube, cut in 2 or 3 inch segments, works very well over the clamps. Really, small strips of inner-tube work well under those clamps too. Protects the wood and the bag.




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I had to position the clamp on the outside tenor to keep the head of the screw from leaning on my left arm. I have taped all of them with silicone self amalgamating tape to keep the sharp parts of the clamps from chewing up my bag cover and to protect me when I play without a bag cover..
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:14 AM   #7
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My bag is a Lee and Sons premium sheepskin bag. https://leeandsonsbagpipes.com/produ...n-premium-bag/

I use a Highland Reeds drone moisture control system. http://www.hendersongroupltd.com/car...idcategory=134
I like the setup very much.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:31 AM   #8
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Bicycle Tire (appropriate size) inner-tube, cut in 2 or 3 inch segments, works very well over the clamps. Really, small strips of inner-tube work well under those clamps too. Protects the wood and the bag.
Yes! ..this works great....I usually put two on over the offending hex head.

A little more effort ...I also take a few minutes with a small file to smooth off the hex head sharp edges....saves tearing the inner tube rubber bands.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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Band it makes a great clamp. https://www.band-it-idex.com/en/reso...it-tool-c00169

There are also Oetiker clamps, but those are way overkill and a bit difficult to get just the right size.

Either allows a flat tie in although it would be easy to get them way too tight.
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Band it makes a great clamp. https://www.band-it-idex.com/en/reso...it-tool-c00169

There are also Oetiker clamps, but those are way overkill and a bit difficult to get just the right size.

Either allows a flat tie in although it would be easy to get them way too tight.
Will it fit in my sporran ?
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