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Old 11-14-2008
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The better metal hose clamps have turned up or rolled edges, so that they won't cut the material they're clamping. If the ones you have don't, you'd be better off getting ones that do. Covering the stainless steel with nylon webbing is going to accelerate the corrosion process.
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