Compression fitting removal tool?

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  1. TexasDIY

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    I'm replacing a faucet on the bathroom vanity and I can't get the compression nut out.

    Is there a tool I should be using?

    The water is turned off at main because the shut-off valves are being replaced.
     
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    Most hardware stores have this style.

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    And this one is very deluxe.
     
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  4. TexasDIY

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    Husband is on way to HD. Hoping they have one. (sure, start a project on New Year's Day they said...)

    Thank you.
     
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    For the real stubborn ferrule, there is this.
     
  6. TexasDIY

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    the tool we have is a Husky handle sleeve puller that removes stubborn compression rings..not working!

    any ideas?
     
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    I've used a hacksaw blade to cut the sleeve BUT NOT THE PIPE.
    Take your time doing so, you don't want to touch the pipe nipple with the blade.
     
  8. TexasDIY

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    We got the little mofo! took two of us crammed into a tiny cabinet wondering why two smart people were having such difficulties.

    we'll finish replacing valve, then do the faucet another day.

    Thank y'all for your help!
     
  9. TexasDIY

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    We are now on to the cut off valve: we have measured the pipe and have the correct size, yet when we go to tighten nut (with compression ring inserted. the valve slips right of the pipe. Nothing to hang on to.
     
  10. LLigetfa

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    Are you using a quality product with precise threads? On some poorly made products, the chrome flakes off the threads preventing it from being tightened as much as it should.
     
  11. TexasDIY

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    We think the tool that pulled of the compression ring, made the pipe thinner at the point the new valve nut and ring attach.

    No water tonight - calling plumber in the morning.

    above our capabilities.
     
  12. TexasDIY

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    YEs, I think so. Where the old compression ring was, the pipe is indented about a 1/4" around. so it's thinner there.
     
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I think the ring cutter is a better tool and would not have distorted the pipe as the puller did.

    From the picture it looks like there is enough pipe sticking out to be able to shorten it about 1/2" to get the new ring back behind the distortion. Worst case you could use a two-piece escutcheon to slip behind the finished install.
     
  15. TexasDIY

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    Yeah...should have used a ring cutter.

    Any suggestions on what to use to cut pipe?
     
  16. TexasDIY

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    Would this work?
     
  17. LLigetfa

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    A traditional pipe cutter would not run true on that distortion so you'd probably have to use a Dremel rotary tool with a skinny disk. An oscillating tool would work also.
     
  18. TexasDIY

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    Ohmygosh - we threw a hail mary with the linked pipe cutter. Cut just past the deformity and held our breath when placing new valve.

    It worked! We have water AND no need for a plumber.

    My FIL just passed in November and he was the one who insisted on fixing all the plumbing, so that we could actually do this (even though it took all day), is like a sweet nod to him.

    Thanks for all the help, guys! We appreciate ya!
     
  19. LLigetfa

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    I wouldn't have guessed that you could cut it that far back. I figured some of the deformity would remain.

    Glad it worked out for you!
     
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