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just started running some 3/16 herd it was better for using on hillsides. but man im having problems cutting in the droplines, having a real hard time getting the fittings in the tubing with my double end tool. is there any tricks or tips on making this go easier? im about ready to give up on it.
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just started running some 3/16 herd it was better for using on hillsides. but man im having problems cutting in the droplines, having a real hard time getting the fittings in the tubing with my double end tool. is there any tricks or tips on making this go easier? im about ready to give up on it.
if you are using your 5/16 tool cut 2 pieces of 5/16 tubing split them and slip it over the 3/16 at the drop anf push them together, then move it to the next drop
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How are you doing your cut in?? As you go or is the line completely up and cutting in once the line is stretched.
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i stretch it in first
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If you're having problem with tubing sliding on tool you can do what Ogdens said. You could also make a pair of these either out of metal or hardwood to relieve some tension between where you want to install the drop.
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I started using 3/16 four years ago. I bought all D&G tubing and fittings. I had no trouble with the installation. Last year I set up another woods with Leader tubing. It was very difficult to get the tees started into the tubing. The tees would actually fold over before they went in. My opinion is the tubing is too stiff. Dont know if thats your issue, it was my experience.
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thats exactly my issue coyote and i am using leader tubing. have you found any way of making it go easier?
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if you are using your 5/16 tool cut 2 pieces of 5/16 tubing split them and slip it over the 3/16 at the drop anf push them together, then move it to the next drop
that is a great idea, do you split them lenghways and then pop it over? thats a great idea for using a 5/16 tool
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I just take extra care to make sure both ends of the tee are started in the tubing. Even then I don't get them all to work. It is very frustrating and I found no good solution. I ground the jaws on my 5/16 tubing tool so it would work on 3/16. Now it works for both.
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It will be extra stiff in this cold weather. You can always go with the thermos of hot water to soften the ends. I did this because I didn't have a tubing tool, but I can't see why it wouldn't help with one too. I did have one tee bend as you said, but all the rest of mine went on well.
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