What Jubilee Clip Alternatives are Available?
One of the most common Jubilee clip alternatives is the zip tie. However, while cable ties will often suffice as a temporary solution, these are typically much less robust components that lack the mechanical strength and torque force of a proper high-quality band clamp.
You can also find and use many variants on the basic design of a Jubilee clip for a wide range of fastening jobs. Options might include pipe clamps, vehicle hose spring clips, saddle clamps, pipe hangers (or U-bolts), ear clips, V-band clamps, and non-adjustable O-clips.
You will need to research the demands of the application – particularly the pressure/torque requirements - before deciding whether an alternative product would be suitable.
How Do You Measure a Jubilee Clip?
Manufacturer hose clamp sizes normally refer to their minimum and maximum usable clamping diameter. This will cover the full range of circumferences they can extend to, meaning that you will need to make sure the diameter of whatever you are clamping will fit comfortably within this rating.
To make sure you are getting the right size for the job, you should first measure the outside diameter of the tubing or hose that you have installed around an outlet, fitting or pipe. Always do this after it is in position, as the fitting will likely expand the initial circumference of the hose.
In most cases, you will ideally pick out a band clip for which your required diameter sits somewhere near the middle of its min/max clamping size range.