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quantm

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2003, 3:42pm

Barbed fittings for poly pipe

Are there any neat tricks for inserting barbed fittings into poly pipe? Water, silicone, heat?


RVLI

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2003, 7:11pm

Don't heat poly pipe! It weakens is and eventually may cause a slow leak. Use dishsoap and water. Dip the fitting in water, or just drop a little dish soap on the barbs and it should be easier to slip in. To save you time for tees, instead of cutting and clamping a tee on, I would use a saddle tee or a blazing saddle tee. They work just as good, if not better than a regular tee, and are a LOT quicker to install!


drpete3

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Thursday, June 5th 2003, 8:49am

Ditto RVLI with regards to the T's. Both types work well in my experience and are tons better than the standard insert T's and pipe clamps.

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Pete

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Sunday, June 22nd 2003, 11:27am

Watch the soap though with how much you put in,,,,,,,my neighbor a while back installed his own system, before i got into it, and loaded the pipe up with soap, and when he went to test, he had a very soapy lanw!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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