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    Tool for flat spring hose clamps?

    Is there a tool made for compressing these things? Every HE Carrier/Bryant furnace I've been into uses them to retain the drain hoses onto the condinsate trap. I have been using channellocks or pliers, but sometimes using them is a pain. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by In School Doug View Post
    Is there a tool made for compressing these things? Every HE Carrier/Bryant furnace I've been into uses them to retain the drain hoses onto the condinsate trap. I have been using channellocks or pliers, but sometimes using them is a pain. Suggestions?
    I use a Mayhew 28650.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mayhew-28650-S.../dp/B0000T4UI4

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    Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    I am a "tool guy" but good lord those are expensive. I will stick to my needle nose or channel locks.

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    ya isnt that the truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    The expensive one looks like it might be tough to use, what about that pair in the suggested items? If you tell me those clamps are easy as pie with that tool you have I'm dropping an order right now.

    Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORV View Post
    The expensive one looks like it might be tough to use, what about that pair in the suggested items? If you tell me those clamps are easy as pie with that tool you have I'm dropping an order right now.

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    Throw the spring clamps away and use hose clamps just don't over tighten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    Throw the spring clamps away and use hose clamps just don't over tighten.
    Big thumbs up on that statement.

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    Seems like the Mayhew is great with the larger clamps and room for operation. But trying to imaging trying to get on some of those smaller clamps in the furnace.
    I find my Klein linesman work just fine.

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    Those stupid spring clamps suck. I have pinched my fingers many times trying to open them.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Retaining Ring Pliers work for me. Also works well for changing gaskets for charging hoses.

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