Oetiker 16700094 Stepless Ear Clamp, One Ear 5 mm Band Width, Clamp ID Range 99.3 mm (Closed) - 102.5 mm (Open) (Pack of 25)Category: Clamp Id RangeGenuine Oetiker ClampsStainless Steel, Material no. 1.4301/UNS S30400What is StepLess® Technology?Oetiker invented the StepLess® ear clamp in 1979. The ear clamp’s special design eliminates steps and/or overlaps on the inner circumference of the clamp for a 360° leak-free seal. Because the tongue resides in a groove, the “tongue-in-groove” feature exerts pressure on the assembled parts over 360°, enabling the clamp to apply a continuous radial force completely around the connection’s diameter. Mechanical interlockThe interlock is a mechanical system for joining the clamp ends to permit closure. Some interlock designs can be opened for radial installation prior to closure.Clamp diameterThe following applies as a guideline: To determine the correct clamp diameter, push the hose onto the attaching material, (e.g. the nipple), and then measure the outer diameter of the hose. The value of the outer diameter must be slightly above the average value of the diameter range of the clamp to be selected. The listed size of the clamp denotes the inner diameter (id) of the clamp.How to InstallThese clamps can be easily installed using Oetiker Hand Installation Pincers (HIP). The HIP tools have been designed especially for pinching ear clamps quickly and easily.Oetiker HIP Compound Action, Standard Jaw Pincer, Item No. 14100386Oetiker HIP Compound Action Side Jaw Pincer, Item No. 14100387Oetiker HIP Single Action Standard Jaw Pincer, Item No. 14100396How to RemoveEar clamps can be easily removed using Oetiker’s hand clamp cutter (HCC). The HCC tool is designed to safely remove ear clamps.Oetiker Hand Clamp Cutter, Item No. 14100407Please Note: The clamps included in this kit are not designed or intended for use in PEX applications. The sizing references for PEX clamps are not the same as standard Oetiker clamps. Oetiker PEX Clamps should be used for PEX applications.