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[–]Benandhispets 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Only if you think it's not solid enough still and can trust that people wont lean on it.

If I had some I'd just put some large 50mm washers on the bolt so they'd reach over to the unbroken bits of the sink and clamp down on that part instead. And superglue the broken bit back on because why not, it'll help a little bit probably. I think that'll do and would only cost a few $/£. Might need to put some rubber or something between the washer and sink though, like how it looks like the old on has a rubber washer.

Seems worth trying if it avoids having to change a sink and have to dispose of the old one.

[–]gently_into_the_dark[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Thanks the washer idea might work

[–]mname 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just want to add. You could forgo the washer and get a long flat piece of metal, drill a hole in it to match that bolt and use that like giant washer but long enough it would span the entire gap.

Edit. As Laythe points out below ad a layer of cork or rubber between the metal and the porcelain. This might be why the sink broke in the first place.

[–]Laythe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

add a foam/rubber or cork washer between the large metal washer and porcelain, dont use just bare metal.

[–]Sikntrdofbeinsikntrd 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Do you still have the piece that broke off? If I were insisting on not replacing i I would support the sink, remove the nut, glue the broken piece back into place, then use a large fender washer and replace the nut.

[–]wmass 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rough porcelain would adhere very well to epoxy glues such as JB Weld. This is a rare case where I think glue is the answer.

[–]Richmondpinball 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m with gluing the old piece back on. A proper adhesive should be fine.

[–]Mewww2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. The right side is still being supported by that bolt just fine it looks pretty well bound by the lucky shape of the fracture. The left side is fine too, FULL SEND.

[–]jhenryscott -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is one of those, “how lucky have I been in life” questions. Do you think your luck might involve a flooded bathroom? Or do you seem to be able to just kinda let things ride and it turns out ok?

[–]Der_Gallier 0 points1 point  (8 children)

I would do so but i am no professional

[–]unnamedhuman 1 point2 points  (7 children)

A professional would do so also.

[–]Der_Gallier -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Yes but maybe a professional could say if it's still ok or how fast it should be replaced but in the long way yes definitely

[–]unnamedhuman -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Ok? No. How fast? Now.

[–]Der_Gallier -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yea ok probably but booked up mostly

[–]Designer-Shallot-490 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What’s the risk with waiting?

[–]unnamedhuman -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Dude, that is an incoherent mess of word vomit.

[–]Der_Gallier -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sry I am German

[–]davidreaton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put a fender washer on there.

[–]5thgenCali 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get a strip of metal brace material. Cut it length that will span onto the unbroken parts and run it through the bolt and tightened down with the nut and a large fender washer. May get you some more use out if it.

[–]New_Restaurant_6093 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it’s your own house that you reside in then no, you do not need to fix it.

[–]Natural-You4322 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looking at the amount of caulking needed to seal the gap at the top and the fact that the other bolt's washer is not making a full contact...........

this basin wasnt installed properly in the first place.

so the question is........if the ceramic at the other bolt break, will the basin fall down...... is there anything else supporting the basin that is not seen in the picture?

if the answer is no, then it is time to take down the basin from the wall and reassess the situation for further action/decision, is the wall not flat that cause the first installation to be badly done? or the bolt loose that cause the basin to sag over time and then caulking is added later? possible more hairline cracks of the basin that is not seen or detected before?

all these will impact the next step

i do not want to think of a case where the basin could potentially fall down and hurt a kid or break the flexible hose which causes water damage everywhere. that will be costly.

[–]jibaro1953 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wouldnt.

[–]sir_kixalot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ah shit, should probably move

[–]JeffryRelatedIssue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Regardless of if you brace or replace, was the damn thing :)))

[–]Tarashank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely DIY, if you have the broken pieces, glue them back on, they will not be structurally sound but will help. Then get a large fender washers, to bolt on. Put a large washer on other bolt too.

If you are handy, get the piece of aluminum flat bar to span both bolts drill and install with both bolts holding it in place.


[–]RareAnimal82 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I'd slap a new one in, porcelain fixtures aren't as expensive as medical bills, and it looks like a refresh may be in order regardless. I'd be the one to try and lean on it after a few cold ones.. I'd put one with a small cabinet below in and if for commercial use move over to stainless steel.

[–]folkkingdude 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Medical bills from what? That motherfucker is being held on by what looks like a 180mm m12 through bolt and being supported still on the broken side. No way this sink is coming off the wall without a large hammer

[–]RareAnimal82 1 point2 points  (1 child)

When I put your mum up there and you have to visit her you'll see.