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The last 10 posts

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 8:13am

by wsommariva

I've also heard to use some plumbers dope. I used a propane torch. Just 3 or 4 seconds. Too much and you can deform the PE which will cause a leak.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 6:05pm

by dave

Pushing 1/4 " black poly over barbed fitting

I can not push the barbed connector into the 1/4" Poly tube. Is there a trick to this? I noted someplace, about using a hairdryer, also a service guy told me a soap solution would help get a 1/2" compression fitting on a 1/2" line. Help.

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 1:29pm

by wsommariva

As I couldn't use The hairdryer the propane torch worked great. Thanks for the help.

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 6:35am

by wsommariva

Thanks. I use use my best extention.

Monday, February 27th 2012, 5:49pm

by seansy59

I'm hoping the hairdryer works.

When you use the hairdryer, make sure you use at least a minimum #14 gauge extension cord. If it is over 25ft, then use a #12 gauge.
I tried a #16 gauge cord only 25ft away from the outlet, and the plug and wire melted on my cord. The #14 gauge just got very warm at 25ft. Over that, the voltage got too low for it to work, and everything overheated and the breaker tripped.
I used a #12 gauge extension cord, 50ft away, and it stayed cool, and ran fine. They are a bit pricey in the store, but worth it for many other powertools. You'd be surprised at how well your tools would run on a #12 gauge, compared to a #16 gauge. Big difference in power, and alot less strain on the motor.
Experienced it, went through it, almost burnt up the house. :cursing:

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 8:43am

by wsommariva

I'm hoping the hairdryer works.

Friday, February 24th 2012, 4:37pm

by grey

There is danger of overheating pipe with torch especially if you don't do it on a regular basis. It might fail later on. I used KY Jelly and a mallet.

Friday, February 24th 2012, 2:12pm

by wsommariva

Well, I have propane with the click lighter. If the hairdryer doesn't work out, maybe I'll try it.

Friday, February 24th 2012, 11:58am

by ReddHead

Propane torch with the click ignitor. I would evenly heat 2 or 3 ends at a fitting, slip them on, let them cool, and then crimp the clamps. They don't need much heat, maybe only a few seconds. If you overheat you can weaken the plastic too much and it will kink or twist. On a hot day in the sun you don't even need a torch. Funny pipe I didn't heat at all.

Friday, February 24th 2012, 8:04am

by wsommariva

I think I'll try the hairdryer, thanks for the tip.