How to remove pipe fittings from unstable pipes?

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Old 07-16-17, 02:30 PM
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How to remove pipe fittings from unstable pipes?

How should I secure it to be able to apply some torque? Please don't laugh. Thanks!

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Edit: I think I just got it. A pipe wrench! Let's see....
 

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Old 07-16-17, 02:48 PM
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A pipe wrench or adjustable wrench.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 03:12 PM
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If you put a large visegrips onto the body, you will have something to hold onto while you use a wrench to loosen your parts.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 03:32 PM
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Okay, I'm back up to speed. I'd forgotten how I'd done this a couple times before but now I'm here:

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As u can see I've got this shark bite thing that is supposed to remove these ferrules. Will it? Just watched a couple of videos that made it seem easy but I'm not moving anything with this tool. What's the trick here? The ferrule isn't exposed in the back so I can't push directly on it but the nut itself yes. Maybe I can't use the tool like this? Thanks so far...
 
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I don't think that is a shark bite fitting.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 04:08 PM
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That does not look like a shark bite fitting to me,more like a compression fitting there. Might have to cut it off.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 04:31 PM
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Oh, I thought that orange tool I have is supposed to remove that ferrule.

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This is insane. Why couldn't this have been a nice easy job? I'm having to cut underneath this faucet part with one of these multi cutting tools because the nuts underneath are rusted. If I have to replace the whole sink I'll have to remove the garbage disposal and this will take longer.

Anyone know how I can temporarily cover the pipes below while I work on this and still have water? Are there temporary covers or something? I'm only familiar with one shutoff valve outside for the whole house.
 

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Old 07-16-17, 05:02 PM
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They have compression fitting shut off valves. All you have to do it take old one off. Nut should loosen with a sharp tap with a hammer on wrench. Be sure you are holding old valve before you tap wrench. Here are some valves.
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchT...tting+shut+off
 
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Old 07-16-17, 05:10 PM
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Thank u. Silly me. I already have my valves but it just didn't occur to me I could install them by themselves and they could cut off the water. But I got the faucet off and just need to drill a hole in the sink for the veggie sprayer. I should probably buff the area I ruined.

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Are these compression valves easy to install? I did it once a while back. Don't remember if it was easy? I know sawing off those old ferrules won't be!
 
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Old 07-16-17, 05:17 PM
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Compression valves are a standard size meaning that your existing nut and ferrule should work with a new same size valve.

At the very least.... the new valves come with a ferrule and nut if you did have to replace them.

You would cut the pipe cleanly just behind the ferrule. Trying to cut a ferrule off usually damages the pipe and a new ferrule won't seal properly.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 05:56 PM
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K thanks. I'll just leave them then. Just screw them on? Do I need to do anything to set the ferrule right or something? Can you screw this part up?

I have a tendency to mess things up.
 

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Old 07-17-17, 04:15 AM
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Just slip the valve on the pipe. Be careful not to cross thread nut.
 
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