Leaking Yixing

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Leaking Yixing

Postby rhpot1991 » Jun 12th, '07, 00:13

Does anyone have any ideas for how to repair a leaking yixing teapot. The company where it came from has replaced it but did not want the leaking one back. So I am wondering if there is any way to repair the leak, a friend has recommended trying some food safe epoxy, anyone have any bright ideas?

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Postby Chip » Jun 12th, '07, 00:58

...put it on a shelf and admire is simple beauty??? :shock:

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Postby Phyll » Jul 3rd, '07, 19:17

Why, how and where from is it leaking?

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Postby rhpot1991 » Jul 3rd, '07, 20:25

It has a leak just above where the spout meets the body. It shipped that way, so I am not sure why. I went to my local hardware store and talked to them about some sort of epoxy to use... Their only food safe recommendation unfortunately will not stand up to the heat. So, I have pretty much given up by now. The way I look at it is that I can get a brand new one for $20-40, so its not worth much more effort, especially if it requires me purchasing a $10 tube of epoxy that may or may not work.

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Postby Phyll » Jul 3rd, '07, 21:33

I see. So the spout and body joint is leaking. The way I see it is that the pot is seriously defective...and it's something that the potter should have noticed and discarded. You got a lemon.

I personally would not bother trying to fix it, given the pot's low price and defect. imho.

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