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Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 6:05pm

Pushing 1/4 " black poly over barbed fitting

I can not push the barbed connector into the 1/4" Poly tube. Is there a trick to this? I noted someplace, about using a hairdryer, also a service guy told me a soap solution would help get a 1/2" compression fitting on a 1/2" line. Help.


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Monday, April 23rd 2012, 8:13am

I've also heard to use some plumbers dope. I used a propane torch. Just 3 or 4 seconds. Too much and you can deform the PE which will cause a leak.

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