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Old 02-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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Water Supply Hose Leak Question

First time out with our new-to-us Jay Flight. Discovered this leak this morning, coming from the supply side of the water pump:

(My apologies, but the pic comes out sideways, no idea why)

The white hose (that actually comes up from the floor/pump) with the black clamp is leaking from the top, as though the clamp isn't tight enough. If you look closely, you can see water bubbling a bit.

The question: what's that clamp called, and how do I tighten or replace it? I'm guessing there's some sort of crimping tool involved.

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You can use the crimping tool or some front cutters to tighten, but if that doesn't work you can use a regular hose clamp. It is pretty common the braded flex hoses leak with those crimp clamps (because of ID/OD difference).
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When you get that crimped fitting and hose off see if the tee is cracked or otherwise marred. Knock on wood, I've never had a pex crimp fitting come loose.
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Got a hose clamp as suggested, seems to be good to go. Must've been leaking for some time w/ the previous owner, I smell a bit of mildew under there. Either way, leak fixed and airing it out.
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If you have room leave the crimp clamp in place and use a regular hose clamp just behind it if there is still pipe to clamp over inside.
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If you have room leave the crimp clamp in place and use a regular hose clamp just behind it if there is still pipe to clamp over inside.

Thought about that, but couldn't really tell at the goofy angle I was seeing it from if there would be enough t-fitting left to do that, so I clipped it and threw the hose clamp in place. Still working 12 hours later (thankfully)...
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I bought the crimping tool this summer at Home depot, for about $4. It looks a bit like a nail puller, you will find it in the plumbing section.
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Any advantages to this type of "crimping" over a hose clamp? Having never used one myself, I feel better with the good old hose clamp, but is there a reason they come with these, other than probably cost and speed of installation?
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Any advantages to this type of "crimping" over a hose clamp? Having never used one myself, I feel better with the good old hose clamp, but is there a reason they come with these, other than probably cost and speed of installation?
Last summer was the first time I used them, when I installed an irrigation system. They where really east to use, I did not feal I could damage them. The radiator hose clamp style, I have damaged many of them over the years, by over tightening them.
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