Easier-to-Connect Irrigation Fittings

Hot water will make irrigation fittings go smoothly.

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Soften the Tubes

I’ve found that connecting plastic irrigation tubing to barbed fittings can be tough on my hands. To make the job easier, I use an electric teakettle to pour boiling water onto the tubing. This softens the tubing, making it easier to push onto the fittings. — Susan Hare

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