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Excellent. Just the guy I am looking for.
I understand and agree with that statement.
I don't think it has broken a solder joint.
Yes, a Pipe wrench and a large channel lock type one.
Should I try something like WD40 to get it to loosen up?
Yes, that is what I was doing. I used the pipe wrench to grasp the back nut and wedged the handle against the drain pipe so I could grasp the channel lock and turn it from the nut. The position is so difficult to get any kind of leverage.
Yes, I know. I already did one right.
Its this one that isn't giving up.
I think I am going to borrow a bigger pipe wrench and try that.
then I will have 2 pipe wrenches
Yes, that would work if they were real channel locks. They are really just large pliers.
Let me go borrow another pipe wrench and see if that works. I will check back in about 15-20 minutes.
OK. I will be right back.
OK Marc, I got it all solved. Part of the reason for the difficulty was that I had not opened the valve to let out the pressure in the line. That was dumb on my part.
Secondly, I got the right tools from my neighbor and that helped a lot. Next, I went and bought a ferule puller from my local plumbing dealer and that got the old one off so I could put on a new one. The lesson in all of this? Use the RIGHT TOOLS to do the job!
Thanks for your help in getting me through this.