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Old 01-22-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Original sink in basement, made of concrete or cast iron?


I have a basement tub sink with two sides that when I recently turned on after 15 years, it was leaking from the base.

The sink I believe is made of cast iron or concrete. I saw a crack running down the front of it.

I was wondering if there is an epoxy or something I can run over it, to stop the crack from leaking?

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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I have a basement tub sink with two sides that when I recently turned on after 15 years, it was leaking from the base.

The sink I believe is made of cast iron or concrete. I saw a crack running down the front of it.

I was wondering if there is an epoxy or something I can run over it, to stop the crack from leaking?

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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I still see a lot of those old 2 compartment wash sinks, im guessing its probably concrete.
Depending on how bad it is I suppose you could v out the crack with a grinder and epoxy up the crack.
If you could find the end of the crack you could hammer drill a small hole there first to stop the crack before filling it in.
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Or just buy a new one with no leaks that will be good to go for another 20 years.
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Ive had to lug a few of those big pigs out of basements over the years, I prefer to beat them into submision with a sledgemammer first.
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Small pieces, 5, gal. bucket, way to go.
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Hi Guys,

I'm guessing it's probably concrete as well. I think I'm going to go the route of the hammer drill and epoxy first. I'm new to the term "hammer drill", but if I was to guess, it would be taking a nail with a hammer and
making a small hole at the bottom of the crack??

Then use the epoxy on the crack, after I've stopped the crack from growing. This is a sink that hardly ever gets turned on, so I don't want to break it up, and have to dispose of it.

Please advise if this is what hammer drilling is?

Thanks for all of your lifesaving tips!

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A hammer drill is an electric drill that 'hammers' as it spins---

That thing will cost as much as a new sink--just clean out the crack and epoxy it---

The old concrete sinks start to fall apart when they get old---don't spend much trying to save that---the drain will fail next--so it's just throwing good money after bad at this point.
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Before you go chiseling, hammering, and sealing with epoxy, I'd suggest doing a little research. Some of those old concrete wash basins can be worth some money to collectors. Replace it with a new plastic one and be done with it. Put the old one on eBay or Craigslist.

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Before you go chiseling, hammering, and sealing with epoxy, I'd suggest doing a little research. Some of those old concrete wash basins can be worth some money to collectors. Replace it with a new plastic one and be done with it. Put the old one on eBay or Craigslist.

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concrete...bang bang bang..went the hammer its time to beat it up and bury it...... ben sr

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