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Old 07-09-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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How to bind two round metal rods together?


I have a towel holder exactly like this one:


Basically one of the bars that hold towel broke clean off the holder base, exactly at where the soldering joints are (or perhaps they are called welding joints?). The break point is pretty clean and the bar can be put back seamlessly, now only if there's something that can re-bind it to the holder base?
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #2
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Just saying good morning but have no easy solution. I'm not optimistic that any type of glue or epoxy will stand a chance. Basically it would need to be braised or welded but the process would be rather involved and probably well beyond the value of that rack. What would be the cost of replacing the unit with a new one. That sets the upper limit for what can be spent on a repair.

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Before replacing it, try a package of J B Weld, two part epoxy.

The one for metals similar to your item.

There are different kinds of J B Weld. get the one for the material being held together.

No guarantees, because the force that broke this off in the first place might be too much for it.

And it ain't a trapeze, so no swinging from it.



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Old 07-10-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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If copper a repair may work ( no guarantees of course ) if a gusset, possibly 2, is soldered or J B welded in addition to the butt joint.
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Nothing but a weld will support even the weight of a damp towel. Suggest you file it down smooth so no one will notice that one rod is missing.
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it will be way cheaper to just go buy another one just like it
if you are in love with that design. if you are flexible, buy one
that is a bit more beefier that will hold bath towels without breaking.
there is no adhesive or epoxy in the world that will fix it.
I have a TIG welder: and to weld it back on will distort the metal,
burn off the chrome plating, and just look ugly.
I see those online between $18 and $40.... just buy another one.

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What he (Johnny inFL) said ^^^.

Buy another one. Simpler. May or may not be cheaper. Regardless, you wan't have a hack job staring you in the face every time to reach to either hang or retrieve a towel. When replacing, consider getting a more sturdy replacement.
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What he (Johnny inFL) said ^^^.

Buy another one. Simpler. May or may not be cheaper. Regardless, you wan't have a hack job staring you in the face every time to reach to either hang or retrieve a towel. When replacing, consider getting a more sturdy replacement.
Buy another piece of china crap to replace the one that failed.
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Buy another piece of china crap to replace the one that failed.
The last sentence in my post negates exactly what you imply I was saying. I never promote buying "China crap".
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What I said was, that's our only choice.
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What I said was, that's our only choice.
Unless you have access to your own machine and fab shop, you are stuck buying what the market sells.

CRAP.

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You might not want to pay for it, but you can get these products from sources where they are "Made in USA"...

http://www.bellacor.com/made-in-usa-...-and-rings.htm
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Is it still under warranty?


I have a two piece pivotable tower bar with similar design by DornBracht not made in China but made in Germany, the platinum finish wore off two years ago and they replaced it no question asked. I bought it 5 years ago and it did cost around $180 when it was on sale.


If it's a cheap Bed Bath & Beyond item then I would just get a new one no sense wasting time to repair.
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J B Weld was the first thing that came to my mind too. That's about your only chance as far as an epoxy goes.
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