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    DIY Junior Member Leif Palmer's Avatar
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    Default Stuck Compression Ring

    I'm trying to put a new angle stop under my kitchen sink.

    Only problem is...the old compression ring won't come off and the new stop is a bit shorter on the inside than the old one. Won't seal (or even start threading.) Or else I'd just use the old ring and comp nut.

    Apply heat? Or what?

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    If you have enough copper tube,cut it off and clean the end of the tube and
    install new valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhyu2 View Post
    If you have enough copper tube,cut it off and clean the end of the tube and
    install new valve.
    It's too short...

    I can't even push the nut far enough back to get a good hold on the ring with the pliers...dang.

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    Have you tried pulling on the nut with pliers┐ It can be sketchy though if you have a solder joint barely holding on for dear life below or behind the sink.

    Also check out this thread about 13 posts down...

    Last edited by Terry; 04-04-2009 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    Have you tried pulling on the nut with pliers┐ It can be sketchy though if you have a solder joint barely holding on for dear life below or behind the sink.

    Also check out this thread about 13 posts down...
    Hmm...maybe I'll stumble down to the building supply and see if I can find a sleeve puller...

    If not, I guess I'll just cut into the drywall and sweat on a coupling

    Last edited by Terry; 06-06-2009 at 04:25 PM.

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    No plumbing supply in this Big Island village.

    We're lucky to have a full service lumberyard.

    But they didn't have a sleeve puller. Figures.

    I'm gonna try cutting the trim ring back with metal shears.

    Then maybe I can get a good hold with pliers on the sleeve.

    If not, plan B is to open up the drywall and get some room for the tubing cutter...

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    If you try to get a ferrule off by grabbing it with pliers, you are likely to squeeze to hard and bend the pipe. A puller is the way to do it. Some folks will take a dremel, and make a slice in the ferrule. Be very careful!

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    OK...I got it.

    I used a mini-hacksaw to cut 3/16 off the end of the copper tube. Then I used the old nut and sleeve with the new 1/4 turn stop...

    I know, I know... real plumbers will jeer at me for not making it all new.

    But shoot, I needed to get the hot water back on

    Now next problem...maybe I oughta make a new thread, but let's see if I can bumble along with this one.

    I got a shower with a two-handle American Standard Cadet valve(.pdf). First the porcelain handles gave out, but they turn real easy, so I just used 'em with the knurled handle base that was left.

    Then they started to leak and I replaced the rubber, but the seats had nicks in 'em.

    Those seats are long (1 3/16) and hard to find. Local supply house didn't have them and I contacted the place that has that file above. But they are back ordered and not available...yet.

    Now the shower's been leaking for about two months. Still no seats. Can anybody direct me to the most comprehensive supply house in the USA? Getting a couple seats shouldn't be this hard...

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    looks like the newer aqua seal stems and they can be tricky.if not installed
    properly.

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