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#1 bsabiston

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Hello,

I'm not sure if this forum is a good place to ask this or not. I was in Japan and bought this ceramic pot (actually a foot-warmer), it is about the size of a wok and has a lid. Anyway I dropped it on the way back, in it's box, and there is a crack going all the way down the side now. Is this thing repairable? I was thinking there may be some kind of fireproof ceramic glue that would work -- but maybe not. Anyone with ceramics experience know?

Thanks for any suggestions,
Bob

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

Can you attach a picture? We might be able to give you better advice if we can see it.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

sorry, but i would personally say no, there is no repair for this piece...sounds like you have a nice-size structural crack in the vessel if it goes all the way down the side. even with re-firing the piece I doubt anyone could make a repair strong enough to warrant it being "safe" to use as intended. glue it back together and just admire it.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

Can you attach a picture? We might be able to give you better advice if we can see it.


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#5 neilestrick

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

There is no firing method that can repair it back to new. The best you can do is epoxy it back together it, but it will not be functional.
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#6 Chris Campbell

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

I agree ... you now have a lovely conversation piece. I would not even put water in it when repaired.
It is lovely though!

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