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    Angry Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    We had a flood in our bathroom and it had to be gutted. Being cheap and a DIY-er, I bought a cast iron clawfoot tub with a big chip in it off CraigsList for $100 thinking I could repair the chip easily and get a bargain. Well, it turns out the chip comes with a built-in crack underneath. The crack has three 'legs' but the total span of the three cracks can be covered with a dollar bill. Is this fixable? JB Weld? Fiberglass? Is it worth it to try, or do I just cut my losses and move on? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    Personally, I would cut my losses and move on.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    my company offers a service to fix this type of problem. We repair this and recoat the area to make it dissapear. But we charge about $200 to do this. So then you are into the tub for $300. You should be able to find a decent tub off craigslist in your area for less than $100.

    thanks, Resurface Spe******t

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    Default Re: Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    I could repair the chip easily and get a bargain. Well, it turns out the chip comes with a built-in crack underneath. The crack has three 'legs' but the total span of the three cracks can be covered with a dollar bill.

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    Default Re: Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Personally, I would cut my losses and move on.

    Jack
    yahh.. same here..

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    Default Re: Fix a crack in a clawfoot tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by jocas View Post
    yahh.. same here..
    hehehe... another post!!

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