Pump Clamp Breaks – But Why?

Pump Clamp - BrokenThis photo shows a broken stainless steel clamp on a Sta-Rite Max-E Glas pump that resulted in major water damage to an equipment room.  I’ve been told that Sta-Rite has been using clamps like this for a long time, therefore it is possible that this clamp is quite old.  But look carefully at the photo.   Do you see any indication of why the part failed?

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  1. Ray Arouesty

    Another pool tech commented on the wrench marks just behind the tightening knob, showing evidence of over-tightening, possibly necessary due to an old, flattened O-ring that no longer provided a proper seal.

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