How Do I Remove The Old Brass Compression Ring? | Roto-Rooter
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Toilet lineI'm replacing an old toilet water valve. The old brass compression ring seems to be stuck on the copper pipe and does not come off. I tried re-using it with my new valve, but there's a slow drip. How do you get that old compression ring off the pipe?

There are a couple of ways to remove a compression ring, however none of them are easy. We recommend using a tool designed specifically to remove compression rings, which is like a bearing puller. It fits behind the compression nut and grips it, then your turn the toggle nut till the nut and ring come off the copper.