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Installing new disposal. Have...
Installing new disposal. Have old unit out except for sink flange. I have removed as much plummers putty as I can scrape off and still cannot budge the flange. This is in a stainless sink.

How can I get the old flange out without damage to the sink itself.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: SF Plumber, Plumbing Contractor replied 8 years ago
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SF Plumber :

Hi, did you get my reply? the site seems to have some problems this morning and is behaving weird on my end

Customer:

No, I have not yet seen your reply unless it's in my email which I cannot view until I get out of this site

SF Plumber :

OK, the way I usually get this stuff of is with a screwdriver, using it as a small chisel. If you are careful to only scrape the csection with the old putty then the new flange will cover the scrapes

Customer:

Your answer seems to be focused on (how to remove excess putty from around the sink hole before installation of the (new) sink flange.

SF Plumber :

I apologize, I guess I did not read your question properly. If you hit the flange with a hammer from the underside it should come loose the putty is not a glue but does cake the parts tgether over time.

Customer:

OK, I'm gonna try that out and will see how it works.

SF Plumber :

You have taken off all the hardware so just the flange is left right?

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