SewerGems - convert pressure junctions to bends, or delete them without deleting the pipe

I understand WaterGems has a tool that allows you to convert pressure junctions into bends (series pipe merge tool) but SewerGems does not appear to have the same functionality.

On many occasions I've needed to delete a branch pipe that connects two parallel pipes together, or something similar. This leaves pressure junctions on the remaining pipes. Not a huge deal, but I prefer not to have additional nodes in my model that don't serve a purpose.

Is there any way to get rid of them without having to start over? This article describes the situation I'm talking about. In my opinion, its solutions are lacking for SewerGems.

Why not include the series pipe merge tool for SewerGems?

https://communities.bentley.com/products/hydraulics___hydrology/w/hydraulics_and_hydrology__wiki/38791/converting-nodes-into-bends