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New cracked basin question

Postby Marigold » Tue May 08, 2007 9:54 am

In similar fashion to a previous question I also cracked my bathroom handbasin- quite dramatically. I'm fairly sure it's leaking - is there any way I can do a temporary repair that will hold for a couple of months until I can sort out replacing the basin altogether? I've been looking a sealants, adhesives etc. It doesn't have to look pretty or be waterproof enough to hold a basin of water, as long as it holds the sink together and prevents water leaking when I want to brush my teeth!
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Postby thedoctor2 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:23 pm

Hi try looking at Sealents in the forum on this site, i am sure there will be something that might do the job
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Postby DONFRAMAC » Thu May 10, 2007 1:21 am

You might like to try the paint people use to do a "makeover", to tone down garish tiling, but I am sure that builder's merchants sell paint which is intended to refresh enamelled cast-iron baths, as we have a local craftsman who does exactly that, to make a handsome living. Pressed-steel baths are nothing like as solid as cast-iron;-- but a new cast-iron bath is expensive, and awkward to swap, being V. heavy.
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