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Connecting tubing in a drip system!

Posted by luckywinks none (My Page) on
Sun, May 26, 13 at 8:55

I am installing several drip lines for drought tolerant landscaping.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to connect the 1/4" drip tubing to the various barb connectors and various Orbit and Rainbird drip head ports? I'm having a difficult time doing this. No just don't have the strength in my hands to connect these things. I've tried slitting the tubing, heating up with hot water. The few I am able to wrangle on leave my hands sore and fingers aching!

At this point I may have to hire someone to do this task but am I missing something here? Why is this so difficult?

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RE: Connecting tubing in a drip system!

Hot water helps, wearing kitchen gloves for extra grip helps even more.

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