How to Remove a Compression Fitting DoItYourself
Jul 08, 2010How to Remove a Compression Fitting. If you have a compression fitting that is attached to a copper water pipe and is leaking, you will need to replace it. However, compression fittings used on copper water pipes are not meant to be removed, as they can not be reused to create a seal. Therefore, you will usually need to cut the copper pipe above the compressed pipe area and install a new compression fitting.