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    That was also my first thought when he said "saw" of any kind. He took a fairly easy job and turned it into a project.
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    Just so more people know, the old fashioned hack saw will work in many cases. It does less damage.

    A flat blade screw driver and a hammer may have worked to spin the flat part around too. Just tap, tap, tap and around it goes.

    Also, no Tape on those sink connections. Water supplies come "with" rubber cone washers. All the tape does is get between that seal, and make the threads harder to run down and make tight.
    I know the flunky at the home center likes to sell tape, but it's almost never, ever needed.
    A big part of my job is taking everything apart, removing all the tape and putting it back together clean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Just so more people know, the old fashioned hack saw will work in many cases. It does less damage.

    A flat blade screw driver and a hammer may have worked to spin the flat part around too. Just tap, tap, tap and around it goes.

    Also, no Tape on those sink connections. Water supplies come "with" rubber cone washers. All the tape does is get between that seal, and make the threads harder to run down and make tight.
    I know the flunky at the home center likes to sell tape, but it's almost never, ever needed.
    A big part of my job is taking everything apart, removing all the tape and putting it back together clean.
    Yea, tap tap tap didn't work. The pieces were fused by rust.
    Thanks for the tape info...

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    tap, tap, tap, is what a shoemaker does. You needed to bang, bang, bang. So far, I have never had to cut a disposer mount loose.
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    hj, most plumbers have pliers with them, which they can use to pry off the plate.
    A homeowner often does't have what I call normal tools.
    I can't think of any plumber taking more than a few seconds to pull that plate off.

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    The plate just slides down down, so even a screwdriver would have pried it loose from the sink. It was not bound by corrosion.


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    So I guess PB Blaster don't work ?

    What a bummer. Guess I need a sawzall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by terry View Post
    hj, most plumbers have pliers with them, which they can use to pry off the plate.
    A homeowner often does't have what i call normal tools.
    I can't think of any plumber taking more than a few seconds to pull that plate off.
    yes I agree Terry i would have that ring off and installing new one then you can say ouch !
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    tap, tap, tap, is what a shoemaker does...
    ROFLMFAO

    I have a BFH and a 36" pipe wrench that could twist that puppy off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim123 View Post
    I didn't mention that I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel, which makes this a particular pain in the ass as I will have to replace the sink again whenever I get around to the new counter (undermount).
    c'est la vie.
    If you were planning to put in a new sink they why not just leave it alone until then?

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