removing old compression ferrule?


Old 11-04-02, 08:49 PM
Everett Benham
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removing old compression ferrule?

I am replacing and old leaking shut off valve under my bathroom sink. The new valve came with new ferrules but i tried to use the existing one s because the old ones would not come off. After I reinstalled and tighten them as tight as I could they have a small leak. Is there some method to remove the old ferules as I suspect that is the cause of the leak.
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Old 11-04-02, 08:52 PM
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Is there extra pipe behind the old nut and ferrule? At least 1"?

If not try a wrap or two around to old ferrule, see if that stops the leak.

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Old 11-05-02, 07:27 AM
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for about $10 you could buy a ferrule removing tool at just about any supply house. I think Home Depot even carries them now.
Old 11-05-02, 05:51 PM
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I did not have the one inch so I ran 600 grit paper over the ferrule and wrapped it with teflon tape. One connection would not allow me to push the nut back to fully expose the ferrule but I tucked the teflon tape in and stretched it as tight as I could. I also applied some tape to the threads. So far so good!! Thanks for the help.
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