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Old 01-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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I dropped a heavy thing into my porcelain sink, and it cracked. There is even a little through-hole in it. Is there any way to fix it?

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No, porcelain is put over cast iron. once you break that it is done.

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No, porcelain is put over cast iron. once you break that it is done.
Is it always so? Because I didn't notice there any cast iron...

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Whether it's cast iron or porcelain, your done.
Time for a new one
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Are any bathroom sinks more durable than others?
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If by "durable" you mean resistant to dropping heavy things into them, the most durable would probably be a stainless steel sink, although this is unusual in a bathroom. Least durable would be a glass sink. Somewhere in the middle would be a porcelain over cast iron sink, almost impossible to break, but you could damage the porcelain. Less durable would be porcelain sink not over cast iron.

There are certain glues that claim to be useable on porcelain, I have never tried them. Certainly the sink would look pretty weird if you glued it back together, but it might make an interesting art project. You can fill a hole in porcelain using epoxy putty, not going to win any aesthetic awards, but it works.

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