I'm securing metal together without welding and currently using hose clamps but they are a bit weak for my intended application. Is there a stronger alternative for securing metal together without welding or brazing?
Obviously exhaust clamps
>>2506517Drilling and riveting
>>2506517what are bolts? dumbass.
>>2506517there are some surprisingly strong adhesives available
>>2506517Add epoxy into the equation.
>>2506517wrap some thin sheet metal around it, then put hose clamps or exhaust clamps on it.
>>2506525My assumption is that he doesn’t want to put holes in them. It would be nice if he explained what he was building, but comfy screwless fastener thread is good also.
>>2506519First post best answerThis is a good day
>>2506517jbweld adhesiveput together a broken weed-wacker drive shaft with this stuff. held for two years now.
>>2507027I used a coat hanger for my muffler and the inspection guy was pissed.
The check valve on my sump pump needs to be replaced, and has these hose clamps on. The problem is it's too rusted to unscrew. What tool should I use to cut it off?
>>2508636You can just crush the screw body and pull it off. The band should fall off after that
>>2506517Brazing is usually cheap to do with a mapp gas torch.
>>2508992Thank you. Sounds like I should use pliers or something.
>>2508636Is it slamming loudly or simply not 'checking' anymore?Mine works good usually but sometimes sounds like a car door getting slamed shut.
>>2506517I use these on my fucking desk chair because the gas pumps are always breaking in them.
>>2509139Well, it's been doing it for years, but it slams loudly and sprays water. I just wrapped an ace bandage around it eventually. Now my pump won't shut off on its own, so I'll need to take it off anyways when I replace the pump. I'm sure it goes without saying, but the reason the screws are so rusted is because they've been wet for almost a decade.
>>2506517Just use more hose clamps
>>2508636Tin snips, or take pliers and twist the screw body until it comes apart. >>2508097+1 for JB Weld>>2509174Lose some fucking weight you fat mess.>>2509688Apply a dollop of silicone caulk over the screw head, this will keep it from rusting. When you want to remove it just peel the silicone off.
>>2510297>silicone caulkGood idea, thanks for this.
>>2510297>>2510299silicone caulk is corrosive to steel you fucking numb nuts. You will have to get neutral cure silicone. If you want to go this route. Or just paint it.Just use stainless hardware and put a good quality anti seize on it. Tef gel is the best shit on the market.
>>2506829I've done this with old rubber floor matting, was surprising good. Took some adjusting.
>>2507023>. It would be nice if he explained what he was building,Then it wouldn't be good B8. OP wins.