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Can a hairline crack in a porcelain bathtub be repaired?

Will the crack get larger?

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If your tub is porcelain over cast iron and the cast is not cracked your ok. If the cast is cracked then the chances of the crack continuing are great, more so with any vibrations and changes in weight distribution.


Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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    Marie Watson Apr 09, 2016

    Arthur, thanks for pointing out that there are high chances of a crack in the cast getting worse. It makes sense that vibrations and changes in the weight distribution could cause it to crack even more. My husband and I recently noticed a crack in our bathtub. It seems to be deeper than just the over cast, so I assume it is important to contact a repair service right away so there is no more damage done. http://www.master-reglazing.net

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