This press-fit barb is used to insert a press-fit sprinkler (Ein Dor, Wing, or Tornado Misters) into 1/4" micro tubing or directly into 1/2" or larger mainline tubing. Simply press the sprinkler head into the larger side of the press-fit barb fitting and insert the 1/4" barbed end of the fitting into the tubing.
If installing the sprinkler or mister overhead (inverted) a press-fit anti-drip device should also be used.
To install a press-fit sprinkler or mister and anti-drip device into poly tubing:
- Use a punch to make a 1/4" hole in the poly tubing.
- Assemble the press-fit components before inserting into tubing.
- To assemble: connect the threaded end of the anti-drip device (MEAD) to the press-fit mister or sprinkler (Tornado Mister, Ein Dor, or Wing Sprinkler). Then connect the press-fit side of the anti-drip device to the press-fit barb (MEBARB).
- Insert the barbed end of the press-fit barb into the hole punched in the poly tubing.