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Liss

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Joined
Aug 27, 2002
Location
Toronto: The Capital of Canada
alright.. i got 3/8 and i need it to fit on 1/2 fiiting..
so i put a cup of water in the microwave.. steaming hot..


dip the end of the vinyl for a few min,, and a push so hard onto the barbs and do wutever but i can't get it down far enough..

help?
thx
 

mfpmax

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Joined
Oct 11, 2002
Location
Rockledge,FL
I had no problem fitting 3/8s over 1/2...

then again, I used a heat gun. I also didn't try and get it ALL the way down.

If you can, find something that is fairly heat resistant that is slightly larger then 3/8 fitting. Heat the tubing as you were, and proceed to put whatever you find in tubing, then let it sit, and pull it out, it should be shapped like the piece you shoved in. Keep going up in size until it fits over the 1/2 fitting.

I did this to fit a 1/2 hose over the inlet of my Maxi-Jet.

Or, use a hair dryer and keep trying to force it down.
 

grim

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Joined
Jul 3, 2002
Location
boston, ma
how much of the tubing did you heat up in the water? cuz u should heat up a little more then the length of the barb. then put a little sope all around the barb and force that tubing on there.
 

grim

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Joined
Jul 3, 2002
Location
boston, ma
BUT ITS HALF ON!!!!!! lol sope the rest and heat the tube while on the barb and stuff DONT GIVE UP NOW!!!!!! YOU ARE TOO FAR TO GO BACK!