Author Topic: Crock repair  (Read 2215 times)

Offline monkeyboyf

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Crock repair
« on: September 06, 2012, 09:31:27 PM »
I hope someone can help me.  My big #3 crock that is from the 30's has a hairline crack from the lip down inside about 6-8". Does anyone know how I might mend this? :'(

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Re: Crock repair
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 10:35:29 PM »
Not a real repair , but ive seen a lot of crocks with bailing wire around them just under the top lip.
Just 1 wrap around it and a tight twist.
And then they used bees wax on the crack ,heat the wax up and rub it in .
I feel your pain .

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Re: Crock repair
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 06:07:39 AM »
Bees wax is an interesting idea. It's the original food safe sealant.

You could always go with a food grade plastic liner bag.

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Re: Crock repair
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 06:29:43 PM »
Thanks, guys. Would hate to start something and it leak.

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Re: Crock repair
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 10:30:52 PM »
They're not hard to find, I would just replace it.  I lost a whole crock of sauerkraut when I thought I could stop mine from leaking.  It's not worth the loss, or the mess it creates.