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tibberous 10-20-2012 01:22 AM

Vaseline for 11/4" vinly tubing / barbed fitting?
 
I'm having a hell of a time getting 1 1/4" vinyl tubing over some barbed fittings. I put the tubing in hot water, but it's still really hard to get it on the barb. Would using Vaseline be recommended? It wouldn't hurt the tubing or connection over time?

Is there a better way to get the hose on the barb? Take steroids and join a gym? :P

joecaption 10-20-2012 09:09 AM

What is it your trying to hook up doing it that way?
I've used silicone grease so it will not effect the tubing.

tibberous 10-20-2012 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1034466)
What is it your trying to hook up doing it that way?
I've used silicone grease so it will not effect the tubing.

That's probably a better idea, I actually have a tube of silicone grease for my water filter.

Ron S. 10-23-2012 07:08 PM

barbed fittings and poly pipe/tubing
 
You might want to purchase a heat gun ( at $25 to $100), or try using a hair dryer.

tibberous 10-23-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron S. (Post 1036722)
You might want to purchase a heat gun ( at $25 to $100), or try using a hair dryer.

Yeah, that doesn't work for ****. Bucket of hot + silicone grease is by far the best way I've found; easy at first but kills your chest after you do a few.


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