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This page contains both smooth barb and ribbed barb fittings. "Ribbed barbs" meaning they have the ridges to help hold the hose to the barb. However, some PVC water manifolds have a "smooth barb" which has no ridges. They are easier to take the hose on and off and if you need such a feature be sure to look for them. We differentiate these PVC manifolds with "RB" for "Ribbed Barbs" and "SM" for "Smooth Barbs." Feed manifolds and distributors with PVC Pipe (rigid or flexible) and distribute via Clear Braided PVC hose by the foot or Clear PVC Tubing. Manifolds and distributors with 3/8" SMOOTH BARBS will also work with 1/2" John Guest Polyethylene Tubing by slipping the 1/2" PE tubing directly over the 3/8" barbs because 1/2" PE tubing is 3/8" ID. You can also use a 3/8" JG fitting (couple, elbow, wye, etc.) that will go over 3/8" smooth barbs so you can then connect 3/8" PE tubing via the JG Fitting.
1/2" slip socket in, 1/2" slip socket out, with 6, 3/8 smooth barbs in the middle. What makes this fitting unique is that there is a scoring between the 4th and 5th barb, so that you can cut it there, and then you would 2 fittings, one with 4 3/8th smooth barbs and one with 2 3/8th smooth barbs. Both would have 1/2 slip socket on the end end and 1/2 spigot on the other. Then you can gang them together so you'll have 1/2 slip by 1/2 spigot by 6 3/8th smooth barbs. Buy 3/8 Clear Braided PVC hose by the foot or 3/8 Clear PVC Tubing.