Mnpt copper on brass

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vdotmatrix

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These were leaking for so long. I stopped the lead but now have to remove the old copper from this brass diverter.
do you think they are sweated ?

pipe wrench a little heat? Images are upside down.
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The copper isn't sweated to the brass, just to the copper MIP, so you'll need to cut the pipe between the elbow and the MIP fitting.
 

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The copper isn't sweated to the brass, just to the copper MIP, so you'll need to cut the pipe between the elbow and the MIP fitting.
I have already cut the pipe. I know they aren't suppose to be sweated but was wondering if people sometimes do stupid stuff. Who knows. The pictures are upside down. I put a wrench to it and they wont move. Pipe wrench? Any ideas?
 

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I use 2 pair of channel locks, and sometimes a little heat.
 

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Channel locks broke these free....
I think channel locks were the only tools that would bite into the copper for secure purchase.AC022E33-926B-4E93-BDCB-D3BE54167F80.jpeg
 

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