Hello all - first time poster - I need to remove a copper pipe dropping down from a brass t-connector in a copper pipe assembly coming from a steam generator to the steam bath.

Below picture shows the t-connector and the pipe needed to remove at the left, and at the right a close-up view of the connector I'm working with.

It is a beige, thin plastic piece connecting the copper pipe to the brass t-connector. the pipe turns freely and moves within the t-connector, so I know its not glued in. Any ideas on how to get this plastic piece from the t-connector?

thanks!

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