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    Rubber Coupling

    Hi

    Would this be ok to use on my return?? Im just wondering from a pressure standpoint.

    It originally had a barb ABS Coupling that pushed into the black ABS tube in the ground ut that cracked so i hsd to find something else. It works and best of all doesnt leak. Maybe im over thinking which I have been known to do but is this ok to use rather than the ABS piece that was previously on there?





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    Re: Rubber Coupling

    What does your pressure normally run?

    I think it'll be fine, but keep an eye on it, as that black polyethylene pipe is kinda slick and you don't want the rubber coupling slipping off it.
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    Re: Rubber Coupling

    It will work and it may work for a long time but its always going to be at elevated risk of popping off when you least want it to be. A proper barb fitting there would be best there long term.
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    Re: Rubber Coupling

    Thanks! I'm replacing it today. I don't trust it since it's obviously the weakest link. Plus I'm thinking the UV rays from the sun will eventually dry it.
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