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1/2" (16mm) .500 to .550 Starter Barb Connector

1/2 in.  (16mm) .500 to .550 Starter Barb Connector
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Use this connector to start a drip lateral from a drip tubing. To insert into a 1/2", 3/4" or 1" drip tubing, insert the large barb into a 1/2" .620 OD drip tubing or any 16 mm dripline. Then, punch a hole into the drip tubing using the black punch with 8 mm pin and insert the small barb into the tubing.

Part #: LF319
$0.37 ea.

The Drip Store’s black color 1/2" (16 mm) barbed drip fittings are available in a variety of configurations for 1/2" drip line or drip tubing with .500 to .550 ID (16 mm), providing a low cost and simple method for drip line and drip tubing installation.

  • Color: Black
  • Materials: Barb: Acetal
  • Operating pressure: up to 30 PSI
  • Use with: 1/2" drip tubing or drip line with .520 ID to .540 ID
  • Fits all brands of 1/2" (16 mm) polyethylene tubing or drip line with .520 ID to .540 ID
  • Made with high impact UV resistant plastic
  • Secure and easy installation without glues or clamps

1/2" Barb Fitting suggested installation steps


The 1/2" (16mm) barb fittings are used in the installation of any brand name drip line or drip tubing. To connect the 1/2” (16 mm) drip tubing or drip line, use a hand pruner to cut the drip tubing or drip line, being careful to keep dirt from entering the drip tubing. Insert the barb side of the fitting into the end of the 1/2” drip tubing or drip line by forcing the drip tubing over the barb side.