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Tips for installing push lock fittings

After installing a total of 4 3/8 push lock fittings while plumbing the veg lines into open ports on my 02 psd. I am hoping someone has a tried and true technique for getting barbs on hose. I tried light oil and hot water and it was still a PITA! I have about 10 more to go so any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for any suggestions, matt
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i used hose clamps, for assurance. had same problem as you.

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Snug (dont crush) the hose in a vice with just enough extended to accept the barb, with a rubber mallet or a plastic deadblow hammer drive in the fitting.

A little grease on the inside of the hose will help.

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All you have to do is use some alcohol, windex, spit etc and apply it to the barb. Then put the fitting on a desk or something, barb up. Then push the hose down onto the fitting. Usually takes two pushes. I install them all day long like this, not a problem. I know the post is a bit back, but someone else might ask the same thing.
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Thanks for the ideas. I ended up using pot of water at close to boil for 10-15 seconds, put a thin application of motor oil on barbs and they went on with ease.
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