We are selling our house (already bought a new one). We had the bright idea to upgrade all the light fixtures, door hardware and plumbing fixtures. Removing all the bits from a pedestal sink is harder than it looks. Got the handles and spout off, got most of the drain off.
At one point I notice there is a lot of 'stuff' on the drain, including teflon tape wrapped on the OUTSIDE of the drain. This should have been my first clue something was wrong. I get the trap and lower pipes off, a little gunk but nothing gross smelling. Only have the flange in the bowl left. Cannot seem to get the nut loose. I finally get the nut loose and there is the strong smell of sewage.
By the look of it, whoever put this thing in couldn't figure out how to put it in properly and it leaked. So they just hit it with everything they had available. Adhesive, silicone, teflon tape and who knows what else. Between the bowl and the flank should have been filled with plumbing putty but instead it was full of rancid gunk. I think the gunk has seized the flange.
To remove the flange it SHOULD unscrew from the pipe below but it won't. Taking a break from it for now. Don't want to break the bowl but I have to get that flange out. Anyone have any suggestions? Off to google for a solution.
Google: "How to remove stuck flange after idiot installed it."