Replacing bathroom sink faucet

Old 12-11-07, 12:51 PM
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Unhappy Replacing bathroom sink faucet

HELP. I'm remodeling my kids' bathroom. I've tiled the floor, replaced the toilet, and am onto the faucets. In one sink last night, I was able to remove the faucet assembly, but can't seem to remove the drain/stopper assembly. I've loosened the drain pipe, removed the arm for the drain plug, and have loosened the big nut that tightens-down the drain plug. However I can't seem to unscrew the flange (the part the stopper fits into inside the sink) from the piping underneath.
Do I need a special tool? Should I break out the hacksaw and "disassemble" the rascal?

Any suggestions?
Old 12-11-07, 03:42 PM
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In older drain assemblies, not all top nuts are nuts. Sometimes the top is also the bottom. It has to unscrew from the bottom assembly. Also not always easy, requires multiple gripping tools and long arms, one on top, one on the bottom. I never had long arms, but usually have the tools.

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