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Fixing hairline crack in porcelain sink



 
 
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Old June 26th 08, 02:50 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Fixing hairline crack in porcelain sink

Just noticed a series of relatively superficial, hairline, cracks in
our porcelain bathroom sink. The very fine cracks in the porcelain
surface radiate out from a center point suggesting that something hard
dropped there causing the resulting cracks.

Is there a good DIY repair that would be relatively invisible or does
one need to bring in a specialist or even replace the sink.

Again, the cracks are very thin and superficial (and certainly not
structural) so unless the repair will be prett much invisble, I will
just probably leave it alone for now.

Thanks!
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Old June 26th 08, 03:01 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"blueman" wrote in message
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Just noticed a series of relatively superficial, hairline, cracks in
our porcelain bathroom sink. The very fine cracks in the porcelain
surface radiate out from a center point suggesting that something hard
dropped there causing the resulting cracks.

Is there a good DIY repair that would be relatively invisible or does
one need to bring in a specialist or even replace the sink.

Again, the cracks are very thin and superficial (and certainly not
structural) so unless the repair will be prett much invisble, I will
just probably leave it alone for now.

Thanks!


Had cracks on all three porcelain sinks for years but none of them leak.
Maybe the hairline cracks is a porcelain feature.


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Old June 26th 08, 03:23 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"blueman" wrote in message
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Just noticed a series of relatively superficial, hairline, cracks in
our porcelain bathroom sink. The very fine cracks in the porcelain
surface radiate out from a center point suggesting that something hard
dropped there causing the resulting cracks.

Is there a good DIY repair that would be relatively invisible or does
one need to bring in a specialist or even replace the sink.

Again, the cracks are very thin and superficial (and certainly not
structural) so unless the repair will be prett much invisble, I will
just probably leave it alone for now.

Thanks!


If the cracks are in the glazing, the fix is simple. Remove the fixture and
all fittings. Put the sink in a kiln and fire to cone 06. That should be
hot enough to re-seal any cracks. Re-install.

Other than that, there is no fix. If the porcelain itself is cracked,
nothing will fix it.


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Old June 26th 08, 03:29 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Fixing hairline crack in porcelain sink

On Jun 26, 10:23�am, "Edwin Pawlowski" wrote:
"blueman" wrote in message

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Just noticed a series of relatively superficial, hairline, cracks in
our porcelain bathroom sink. The very fine cracks in the porcelain
surface radiate out from a center point suggesting that something hard
dropped there causing the resulting cracks.


Is there a good DIY repair that would be relatively invisible or does
one need to bring in a specialist or even replace the sink.


Again, the cracks are very thin and superficial (and certainly not
structural) so unless the repair will be prett much invisble, I will
just probably leave it alone for now.


Thanks!


If the cracks are in the glazing, the fix is simple. �Remove the fixture and
all fittings. �Put the sink in a kiln and fire to cone 06. �That should be
hot enough to re-seal any cracks. �Re-install.

Other than that, there is no fix. �If the porcelain itself is cracked,
nothing will fix it.


cheapest easiest permanent fix, replace sink...........

just avoid gutting bathroom............

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Old June 27th 08, 04:07 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Fixing hairline crack in porcelain sink

blueman wrote in :

Just noticed a series of relatively superficial, hairline, cracks in
our porcelain bathroom sink. The very fine cracks in the porcelain
surface radiate out from a center point suggesting that something hard
dropped there causing the resulting cracks.

Is there a good DIY repair that would be relatively invisible or does
one need to bring in a specialist or even replace the sink.

Again, the cracks are very thin and superficial (and certainly not
structural) so unless the repair will be prett much invisble, I will
just probably leave it alone for now.

Thanks!


What's the replacement cost of equivalent sink? Could you replace the sink
yourself?
 




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