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Old March 3, 2011, 10:10 PM
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So I've been trying to set up my first WC loop recently, but I've been having a hard time since the tubing is so difficult to put on the barbs, and god forbid when I have to remove them. Is there any way to facilitate this process? Thanks for any help.
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Old March 3, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Put the tubing in hot or boiling water before inserting them on the barbs. I find doing a twisting motion while rocking the tubes works well for removing them.
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Old March 3, 2011, 10:16 PM
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warm or hot water is what I used to put on my tubing
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Old March 3, 2011, 10:21 PM
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are you using 7/16 tubing on 1/2 barb? if that's the case, hot water yes. other wise, it shouldn't be that difficult to slide tubes in on 1/2 ID tube on 1/2 barb
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i use a hair drier (set on warm of course), and twist as above.
bit noisy but i dont have to dry things :p
put on some gloves.
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if it's just a 1/2" tube on a 1/2" barb.. I used to put a little bit of distilled water on the inside of the tube before slipping it on the barb.. it's pretty easy. For getting off, I just rock the tube back and forth over the barb to pull it off.

If you're going with an undersized tube on a barb.. good luck to ya - lots of hot water / hair dryers / swearing involved in that one.
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Old March 4, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Thanks for the help everyone. Yeah, it is 1/2" ID tubing on 1/2" barbs. I just have a hard time putting it on, because it refuses to slip on easily. My hands are all cut up and bruised from gripping the barbs and tubing so tightly to try to squeeze them together I'll try out all your recommendations when I get home. Thanks again!
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:02 AM
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really?

I havent' had any problem slipping 1/2 on 1/2 barb. it just slid in easily without any lubrication.

try dabbing some water inside the tube
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:26 AM
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What kind of tubing and what barbs? My 1/2" slid on like butter. I was concerned that it was too easy.. :P
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Primoflex LRT White 1/2ID w/ Bitspower Dark Nickel High flows 1/2IN barbs.

I dunno, maybe I'm doing something wrong? Because it most definitely did not 'slip on like butter.' Wish it did tho I'll try the water trick when I get home.
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