Hi all. Recently purchased a new kitchen faucet to replace the ~20 year old one that had leaked for a long time and was in desperate need of being replaced. After doing some research and learning that a faucet install was fairly easy, I was excited for my first real plumbing project. Then it turned into a nightmare. The bolts securing the faucet to the sink were ridiculously rusted and covered in minerals (PB Blaster didn't do a thing) and I ended using a Dremel from above to cut away the faucet fixture and expose the top of the bolt, which I Dremel-ed away at until it dropped through the hole. Phase 1 complete. Now both the supply lines from the faucet are stuck inside the copper pipes and I can't get them out. The nuts are completely loose but the lines are still stuck. I used the Dremel to cut the supply line (from the old faucet) thinking I could get a better grip without the faucet putting weight on it. I also wanted to finally be able to remove the faucet for the nice illusion of progress. Any thoughts on what I can do to remove them? I really would like to avoid a plumber for such a small thing since this was supposed to be a low-budget project. I included a picture but I took it with my crappy phone. If more or better pictures would be helpful, please let me know.
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