Last year I cobbled together a RainDrip system to water my pumpkin patch. It worked pretty well.
This year I'm reconfiguring it, and I can't figure out how to remove the 1/2" hoses from the !%$!@#$!$%$% compression fittings. The hose is a soft-ish plastic that just inserts into couplers, elbows, and tees that look like this:
That green ring has a sharp beveled (?) edge that points inward, so once the hose goes in, it doesn't come out accidentally.
Nor does it come out intentionally, nor after yanking on it, nor after cutting and pulling with pliers and swearing at it. It's very well constructed
Has anyone used this system before? How does one get the hoses out? Right now I'm just cutting these fittings off with scissors and using another fitting, but I have a whole pile of fittings in the corner with small lengths of hose stuck in them. And I'm running out of fittings!
p.s. I searched for "drip system" and "irrigation," and the threads seemed to be pretty evenly distributed between Vegetables and What Doesn't Fit, so I chose veggies. Mods, please move this if it's better in a different forum.