porcelain handle no longer attached


Old 09-27-03, 08:52 AM
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Question porcelain handle no longer attached

Have porcelain fixtures in my bathroom and recently the porcelain piece became unattached from the metal inside. Found that the putty? inside of it is all dried out... is there an inexpensive way to repair that or do I have to go buy a new fixture?

Also, any suggestions for any of the other problems you see in the picture, i.e. water-logged walls (supposedly greenboard), etc?!

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Old 09-27-03, 09:37 PM
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I would take that to a specialty plumbing supply house and find out the costs of new ones,,,,,and then see if epoxy could be used to put them back together.

If they have to remain as removable, then use the same material that held handles in and reinstall.
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Does this apply to modern day fixtures? Just making sure... my house is from 1928 but the fixtures are only a couple years old!

Your help is *completely* appreciated!!
Old 09-30-03, 09:28 AM
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I had the same problem with a modern (but several years old) fixture on which the porcelain handle came loose from the brass base. I just cleaned off the old cement and reattached it with epoxy. It lasted for a while, but eventually it fell off again. This time it landed in the tub and broke into pieces.
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