Plumbing: Remove Compression Fitting from Copper Pipe


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Old 09-07-01, 12:22 PM
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Changing the shut off valves on my toilets. How do we remove the old compression fitting & compression nut/ring from the copper pipe ... without cutting the copper piping?

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Old 09-07-01, 01:07 PM
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Simply use the old ferrel and compression nut to the new shut-off valve. Shine up the old nut with steel wool or copper cleaner, and it will all look brand new.
If it insists on leaking a bit, smear a little clear silicone caulk on the ferrel, and re-tighten it.
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Old 09-07-01, 01:12 PM
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Use a tool like this one to remove the nut and ferrule if you can't reuse what is there....

 
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Old 09-07-01, 02:09 PM
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Ron, as usual, is the master at this plumbing stuff.
Great tool! (we just don't have them out here in the boonies of NC...more like a hammer-and-chisel deal for us, instead of a puller...LOL).
Mike
 
 

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