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post #5 of Old 09-14-2008
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Why would you heat the bronze hose barbs as that will make them expand. I agree with the boiling water. Dish detergent makes a good lubricant. If you can find an appropiate cone shaped object (like a big fid) you can preform it a bit after the boiling water before putting on barb. If this all fails cut some grooves into the outside surface so the hose will expand easier.
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