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yammahamma 10-01-2012 12:22 PM

Ford Snap Clamps
 
Hey guys,

I've tried searching the forum for the answer to this but didn't find anything.

I'm trying to patch a leak on an old galvanized pipe using a Ford Snap Clamp. It's the 1/2 x 6 kind.

I'm just wondering how tight I should torque the bolts. I assume that if I tighten it too far then I could potentially damage the pipe even more.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

bob22 10-01-2012 12:43 PM

From: http://www.fordmeterbox.com/documents/install/91747.pdf
Check to make sure same as what you have!

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Ford Style FSC Snap Clamps
PREPARATION:
1. Scrape the pipe to remove as much dirt and corrosion as possible so the surface is smooth.
INSTALLATION:
1. Back off the nuts to the ends of the bolts, but do not remove them. Separate the clamp.
2. Center the clamp gasket over the area that needs repaired. Make sure the clamp gasket extends well past the
damaged area.
3. Relocate the bolt heads securely into their receiving lugs. Tighten 3/8" bolts (Snap Clamp sizes 1/2" thru 11/2") to
25 ft. lbs. of torque, 7/16" bolts (Snap Clamp sizes 2" and up) to 35 ft. lbs. of torque.
4. Pressure test for leaks before backfilling.

yammahamma 10-01-2012 12:54 PM

That's exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks!!!

joecaption 10-01-2012 02:55 PM

Now you can play wack a mole untill the next spot starts to leak.
If it's that bad it all needs to come out, if not you can look foward to some major expencive flooding inside the house at some point.

yammahamma 10-01-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1021289)
Now you can play wack a mole untill the next spot starts to leak.
If it's that bad it all needs to come out, if not you can look foward to some major expencive flooding inside the house at some point.

Ha! Good thing I'm pretty good at whack a mole!

Yea I'm only using this as a temporary fix until I have some free time to do a proper job.

Plz bless something major doesn't happen in the mean time.


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