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Old 06-08-2019, 04:58 AM
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Fell off the counter onto the tile floor. Y'all think it could be welded without looking ridiculous?
Old 06-08-2019, 05:36 AM
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I had a crack in mine “Brazed”. Guy told me it’s tough to weld cast iron.
Old 06-08-2019, 05:39 AM
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I'm no expert welder, but I do know that cast iron is very difficult to weld. As Horsepen40 states, brazing it is the better solution, and should work just fine, if you can clean off the coating (ceramic?) on the handle.
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Can be done but not need experience. Preheat and use special rods. Easy to buy another
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No....won't last....cheap pig metal.....move on...sorry Bud
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I have read that the cast iron and the weld, itself, cool at different rates causing the problem. I usually hear of the repair encased in sand to help cool at the same rate. I have also heard of heating up your gas grill before hand and placing the welded cast on the grill, closed lid, and slowly lowering the temps for the same effect.
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grind the remaining portion of the handle off & you have a great oven/grill pan
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It broke at the weakest point of the handle and will not last unless it was reinforced.
If it had been a good repair area, brazing would be easiest.
Kitty litter (clay) works great for controlled cooling to prevent thermal shock/cracking.
Grind it off smooth, go to a thrift store and buy a POS pan/skillet cheap and remove the bolt on handle and use it.
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Originally Posted by jdps150 View Post
grind the remaining portion of the handle off & you have a great oven/grill pan


^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^


How did the Tile Floor Make out??????.....
Old 06-08-2019, 06:25 AM
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Use it as a target and buy a new Lodge.
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What brand pan is that? Le Crueset? If so I believe they would warranty that.
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All wrong it looks tippy to me
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Originally Posted by doradohunter View Post
What brand pan is that? Le Crueset? If so I believe they would warranty that.
or STAAB. Either way an expensive drop.

Just use it as is. If somebody welds it they will destroy most of the enamel anyway.
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I’d hate to repair it only to have it break off when full of hot oil. Recipe for disaster. Scrap it and buy another one. You could probably find the same one in the used market.
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Originally Posted by horsepen40 View Post
I had a crack in mine “Brazed”. Guy told me it’s tough to weld cast iron.
How does someone from Cummins GA get the screen name Horsepens 40?????

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Flex tape.
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Bevel the crack edges and mig weld it using stainless wire.Just cold weld it like it was steel.Dress the weld with a grinder.Done.Forget the old braze,heat it in an oven and cast stick weld methods.
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Originally Posted by doradohunter View Post
What brand pan is that? Le Crueset? If so I believe they would warranty that.
Yeah, Le Crueset. We have Lodge but my wife likes this one (and a couple smaller ones) Going to see if they will warranty it.
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Originally Posted by snagged line View Post
^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^


How did the Tile Floor Make out??????.....
Not so much as a scratch!

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