The next thing to go was the range. I disconnected the gas line, unscrewed it from the top and out the door it went.
I took the doors off the sink cabinet. Now I can get a look at the gas, water and waste plumbing. Whoever did it must have been related to Rube Goldberg. It was creative to say the least. They must have used every fitting they owned including a ¾” union in the cold water line. They also used gobs of plumbers putty in every fitting and under the faucet.
For those that don’t know, Rube Goldberg was an engineer and cartoonist. He was known for taking the simplest task and making it ridiculously complicated.
There are still some linoleum tiles under the sink and refer that look original. They probably have asbestos in them and will be taken out and disposed of carefully.