Would welcome advice in best way to insert brass barbed to male ips adapter into 1-1/4" PE pipe. I should mention the pipe will be the water supply to a strucure, and also it's starting to get cold here in Reno, NV. Thanks!
I use a heat gun or my mapp gas torch. Slip 2 hose clamps over the end of the pipe, carefully apply heat to the pie end. Soon it will soften enough to insert the adapter with a little force applied. Tighten the hose clamps that you have positioned on the barbed section. Be careful with the heat. Especially if using a torch. Always keep the heat source moving and not stopping at one point on the pipe- it will burn it. I can't say how much heat to use as the pipe schedule and heat source plays a big part. Go slow- if it won't push in, apply more heat.
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The inspectors are insistent on two apposing (180 degrees) stainless steel clamps on the pipe over the barbed end of the fitting. I've been told by a few how difficult the connection can be on larger size pipe. That said, I'm confident I'll have little problem if I procede slowly and follow your instruction. Perhaps I should mention that I'm a plumber. Thanks! again.