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Old 11-14-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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I have a Dutch pot I inherited from my father and it has a 3 inch crack near the top rim. NO welder will touch it as it is too much trouble. I just want to be able to cook a jambalaya in it. How about a high temp epoxy? After curing it will it be safe?
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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The epoxy will work if you want to use it for something decorative but won't work if you want to cook in the pot. The problem is the expansion rate between the epoxy in the material the pot is made from a radically different and as it heats up the crack will form again.
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Check out this link.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4964927_seal...cast-iron.html

I used it to seal a cracked engine block, worked like a charm.
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I have a Dutch pot I inherited from my father and it has a 3 inch crack near the top rim. NO welder will touch it as it is too much trouble.
Ayuh,.... As in a cast iron dutch oven type a pot,..??

I agree with Jim 'bout fixin' motor blocks with JB weld, but motor blocks only run from ambient temps to 'bout 180°,....

Donno the temp extremes JB weld can handle, as a cast iron pot will see temps Much higher than 180°,.....

I suggest ya use Dad's ole pot for decoration, 'n buy a new dutch oven for cookin' purposes,....

I've brazed cast iron fryin' pans, 'n yes, it's a slow pain in the butt to heat it, braze it, then cool it slowly enough as to not crack it again near the weld,....

Cast iron can be brazed, or stick-welded with nickle weldin' rod,...
I've got an ole round oak potbelly stove firebox out in the garage now that I'm gonna try to fix for a friend of a friend,...
Try is the key word,.....
The break is 'bout a foot long, 'n can only be welded 1/4" at a time, then allowed to cool,....
A very long slow tedious process,....
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Another trick is to drill a hole at the end of the crack before brazing.
It will help keep the crack from spreading.
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