Fantech Duct Clamps
How to Select
How to select Duct Clamps
Duct clamps serve to connect and secure the unions of flexible duct with various types of fittings and applications. Such small item guarantees the impermeability of the entire ventilation by sealing the gaps and holes between duct fittings. Selecting a duct clamp is easier than you might think but there are factors that require your attention.
First and foremost, it’s important that you know the clamps’ size or diameter. There is a rule that should be followed when installing such items—a duct clamp should be one size bigger than the flexible ducting and adapters you are willing to connect. Always remember to follow this rule; otherwise you will have a hard time fitting a duct clamp with the ducting of the same diameter.
The next factor to consider when selecting a duct clamp is the materials that they are made from. Various types of clamps are made from stainless steel, polyester or fiberglass. While the last two types are perfect for indoor installations, steel duct clamps offer longer service and resistance to temperature and pressure. In addition to that, steel provides flexibility that could really help you during installation.
The most common duct clamp sizes are 4, 6, 8 and 10”. These diameters are compatible with most conventional applications and flexible duct. In case you need a clamp of a smaller diameter and can’t seem to find it anywhere, select the one that has the nearest size and use a piece of rubber during its installation. This will help you reduce the actual size of the clamp and ensure the application is properly mounted.
Steel duct clamps are perfect to be used with ducting of the similar material. However, when two completely different materials come into close contact, some of them may show signs of corrosion. Before you buy the clamps, always verify that they won’t come into a reaction with the material of the application or duct work.
The price of such products is oftentimes the decisive factor when it comes to purchasing. There’s no need to look for duct clamps based on their price, though. The industry’s top brands have countless options to choose from in a variety of different price ranges. Not only that, at Westside Wholesale we only provide customers with top-of-the-line products at an affordable price. You might think that purchasing cheap duct clamps is a good way to go, but this isn’t actually a good idea as you will only end up spending more money in the long run. Always pay attention to quality and compatibility first and then proceed to other factors.