I am installing several drip lines for drought tolerant landscaping. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to connect the 1/4" drip tubing to the various barb connectors and various Orbit and Rainbird drip head ports? I'm having a difficult time doing this. No just don't have the strength in my hands to connect these things. I've tried slitting the tubing, heating up with hot water. The few I am able to wrangle on leave my hands sore and fingers aching! At this point I may have to hire someone to do this task but am I missing something here? Why is this so difficult?