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Connecting 1/4' to 1/2' distribution line - hole size for barb?

Posted by trippknightly (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 29, 10 at 8:48

I want to connect a 1/4" poly distribution line to a 1/2" poly line. Hardware store sold me some of these barbed straight connectors to do it:

I opted not to spring for the punch device figuring if I'm careful I can just drill a hole for the barb instead.

But, what size hole to drill?


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RE: Connecting 1/4' to 1/2' distribution line - hole size for bar

I meant 1/4 / 1/2 inches not feet (" not ') in the subject line above.

RE: Connecting 1/4' to 1/2' distribution line - hole size for bar

I may be wrong and I have never tried drilling the holes. But I think that a punched hole will seal better. Use a piece of scrap 1/2 inch and try different size drills.

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