Thanks to all of you for your input. The job is complete and required the use of the hack saw to remove the pipe. I can't wait to soak a few "unmentionables". I will add that it was much more fun reading your responses than doing the work on the sink. Can't wait for the next chance to run into a problem and call on those of you in this community. You've made it fun to be involved in this project.

Gerry