I am installing a new sprinkler system (my first) using 1" poly (200 PSI). Since the barb fittings are pretty much impossible to get in without warming up the pipe a little, I used a heat gun to warm up the pipe. Unfortunately, I overused it in a few spots and got some leaks from melted plastic fittings (I heated the pipe to the point it melted the fittings I inserted).
I fixed all the major leaks, but I still have a few fittings with very minor weeping leaks. I can feel some water accumulation if I put my finger under the fitting, but the water is not running and is not even dripping. Are those OK to just leave alone, or shoule I repair all of them?
I do use double clamps (screw kind) on each side of each fitting. If tightening those stops the leaks, is it good enough? I was under impression that those are mostly "insurance", and the barb fitting shouldn't really lean even without clamps tightened. Is that right or am I being unrealistic here?
Thanks in advance for the help!