Backwash hose question


Well-known member
Jun 14, 2007
New Jersey
It can be tough to get those blue hoses onto just the barbed fitting. Add another 1/4" and it could be a real battle. But I found that dipping the end in some real hot water and stretching with two pieces of wood you can get a lot of stretch for a few seconds. For two bucks and some PVC cement, doing it as Jason suggests makes a lot of sense.


Well-known member
Dec 3, 2009
Central Massachusetts
I did away with the blue hose. I got a barbed fitting like Jason showed and coonected to a piece of flex pvc. I connected that to some black poly and buried it [about 20 feet] out to where I run the water to.