Cracked Hand Basin

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  1. Judge Mental

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    Just noticed this crack in base of hand basin. Cant remember dropping anything... Ah well!.
    Shall I order a new one or is there a fix please to save the hassle:) View attachment 66507
     
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    It wasn't us honestly Eddie!
     
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    Now that looks interesting as I have a small crack in the shower tray, which I was going to get fixed professionally. I will try this first as the crack is not in a "stress" area and I can access both sides.
     
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    Check the pipe connecting to the waste is long enough. Hymers had a problem some time ago where the pipe was pulling on the fitting and causing damage.
    We viewed a Hymer at one dealer where the whole waste fitting had pulled through the bottom of the sink.
     
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    Actually remember now when I arrived at this meet in Weymouth Tuesday. A heavy tub of something fell onto it when I opened cabinet above.. So entirely self inflicted!: (

    Thanks H will look at the bonding soloution!
    Edit: ordered:) repair from underneath do you think if I can get at it?

    Eddie
     
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    No idea. It was just a bodge idea that might work based on you saying you were prepared to buy new. I had in mind applying pressure to open the crack, carefully drip in the solvent then release.

    It worked on a Burstner rear bumper, instantly softened it and welded it.
     
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    As always with a shower tray is the real problem lack of support underneath. If it can still flex you are wasting your time. If you can work on the underneath a good layer of fibreglass cloth plus resin on the roughed up surface is a proper job. Plus check the support.
     
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    Plastic Weld is great of joining plastics but try it somewhere out of site to see how it reacts first.
    I used it all the time as part of my model railway hobby for joining plastic card.
    It works by melting the plastic - you only need a little and if you can flex the crack to put some of it on the edges of the break it should do a good job
     
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    Yes, thats sort of how I would do it - the stuff is like water so brush it on to the edges and push them together - you can also run the brush along the top/bottom of the crack and it may blend it inso you can't see a crackline
     
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    Good chance as long as no gap. If a gap look a black bumper repair gunge.
     
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    Just remembered that I forgot to say thank you as we were away last weekend with terrible data signal.

    So... Thank you :)
    I'll order some up and hopefully remember to let you know how it goes;)
     
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    The plastic weld worked as now seems watertight..but as selling van soon will have to change it after the holiday as crack noticeable. dealer on holiday so waiting on quote, does anyone know where I could get a small sink here please..

    Eddie
     
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    cheers John have sent them a message and photo. Have you used them before as they look like a big concern and wonder if they would be bothered with something like this..But! We live in hope!:)
     
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    I havn't used them Eddie, I just found the link recently when I was looking for a repair to my damaged worktop, but with the help of members on here I managed to do it myself.

    John.
     
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    got quote eventually from plastic surgeon and it was £350, same price as the supply of a new sink from Possl.:coffee:

    anyone know another repair company please. need to get it sorted properly if selling van....
     
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