I'm about to replace and modify some of the plumbing on my AGP.
Does anyone have any tips on how to connect 1 1/2" PVC flex-pipe hosing (the ribbed stuff) to fittings with a barbed hose tail, without incurring loss of blood? The last time I tried, even with the aid of a little dish detergent, I ended up having to whack the fitting with a hammer to get the hose fully over the barb. Surely not the way to do it. There must be a knack.