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    Benchong
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    How to fix a cracked ceramic cooking pot please?

    The crack is about 2 inches long which occured last night when soaked in cold water after it became warm.  Wish to fix it so that it can be re-used.

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    FISH-O
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    I am a potter and I can say that you cannot refire an object to repair it unless you know exactly what clay was used,  what cone the pot was fired in... what the firing actually was, ie: ramp firing schedule or cone firing and what glaze recipes were actually used.


    My friends and I fix a lot of pots, however the cracked ones usually go in the bin...I have performed miracles but then again... I know what I did before.


    I will give you an example... when I bisque fire before the glaze is applied the temperature reaches 1944 degrees F in my kiln on a ramp firing schedule that actually takes 30 hours to complete.


    Volcane
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    Many ceramic items can be repaired with an epoxy such as E 6000, an epoxy used for ceramics. However, there are problems associated with repairing functional pieces, like a teapot, that you want to continue to use. Over time yellowing can occur with many epoxies. Adhesives and fillers are easily degraded by warm liquids. Extreme heat and humidity can decrease the life of the repair.

    Benchong Thank you for the valuable advice. Have a joyful Sunday.

    metal face
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    Ben, I agree with volcane.Usually with ceramics once the original cured shape it is compromised it is probably unsafe other than a decorative use.


    DOGMAN99
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    CROCK POT??  JB WELD AUTO PARTS STORE   HIGH TEMP TWO PART EPOXY USED FOR MUFFLERS.   BUT A NEW POT IS OFTEN ON SALE FOR $10  ALSO LESS AT GARAGE SALES.  GLUE MAY COST NEAR THAT MUCH.  


    MysticSpirit
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    Would the High temp Two Part Epoxy really work to fix a ceramic pot.? I'm assuming it could not be used on the inside of the pot, would it be enough to put it on the outside? I was told by the manufacturer that it would cost $100.00 to replace my cracked crock pot. I would prefer to fix it.



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