Knowing how to use a compression sleeve puller properly is very important.
- The first step is to shut the water off to the house before removing the angle stop. Test to make sure the water is off by trying the nearest fixture. The fixture should not be getting any water. There will be some residual water held back in the pipe by the angle stop, so it is a good idea to have a small bowl, sponge or towels handy when removing the stop valve.
- Remove the angle stop by using two sets of pliers or wrenches. One pliers or wrench is used to hold the nut and stabilize the the pipe. The other pliers is used to turn the angle stop in a counter clockwise direction. Use about equal pressure on both pliers to prevent damage to the pipe. The angle stop should unscrew and leave the brass sleeve and the nut on the pipe.
- Back off the compression sleeve puller bolt enough so you can get it into position behind the nut. Screw the bolt in until it pulls the nut and brass sleeve all the way off of the pipe. It may be necessary to hold the puller with one hand and screw the bolt in with a pliers or wrench if it is very tight.