Your approach does sound like it would make for easy connect/disconnect and would prevent the hose from drying out over time and calling for replacement. However, I am concerned with attempting to seat the barbed connector straight into the hole while still maintaining an airtight seal.
Make the hole for the barbed fitting smaller than the barbed fitting and wedge it in there for a centered, semi-airtight fit even before you seal it, then lather it's base with JB Weld,
I never take off the tubing after it has been forced over the barbs, you really aren't supposed to it is supposed to be a permanent seal because the barbs are slightly bigger than the tubing itself.
because then you have a sort of coupler.
If you do use it like a coupler (taking it on and off) it'll fuck the end of your tubing up pretty bad.
I like the barbed approach because it leaves a cleaner look.
I also use it on my pumps:
I didn't even have to seal this one with any adhesives and it holds pressure in a 2k Tank.
Edited by A side of nerf, 26 January 2009 - 10:01 PM.