I bought an old house, built in 1910, which I planned to reno for retirement. In the bathroom, there were these brass hot and cold water supply pipes for the sink with threaded connections. Since I am a little handicapped, I paid these guys to take out the old vanity and sink so I could put in a new one. They took out the old sink and vanity and they also off the flexible sink leads and valves AND CUT THE THREADED BRASS WATER SUPPLY PIPES! The cut off pipes looked to be about the same size as 1/2 copper pipe so I thought of just sweating on a new set of Brasso valves or sweat on a short length of copper pipe using a 1/2" copper connector. But neithr the 1/2" copper fitting nor the Brasso valves fit over the cut off pipes as they are just about the same size as the copper fittings. Not having worked with brass plumbing before, I am at a loss as to how to get new supply valves on these cut off pipe ends, other than re-threading the cut off ends. I am not sure I have the physical strength to thread the pipes myself, but am willing to try. Needless to say, there isn't much money around to call a plumber. So any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks for any help.
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Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!