Repairing broken porcelain bathroom sink

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Old 02-28-17, 09:10 AM
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Repairing broken porcelain bathroom sink

The rear corner of my porcelain sink is completely cracked, broken off from the rest of the sink. It is still held in place by a wall mount. This is a rental, so I'm only trying to do a cheap, functional fix. I figure to use some epoxy and a clamp (or two, I may need pressure from two directions). Additionally, each of the two faucets swivel, what should I use to lock them in place? I can provide pictures if necessary. Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 02-28-17, 11:08 AM
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Pictures please. Faucets swivel how? The hole body turns on sink or what?
 
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Old 03-01-17, 06:14 AM
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May I ask how it cracked? Do you have renters insurance? A "secret" repair of this type may be construed as "hiding" damage. If a cosmetic repair is made, but functionality is compromised, you may be libel for subsequent damages that might result. Is this on top of a vanity or is it free standing. If free standing, it could result in physical injury if the sink should fall.

My suggestion, is contact the landlord and tell them what happened. Ask if their insurance will cover replacement. If not ask if a compromise can be had (split the cost?). Also, it's the moral thing to do.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 02:29 PM
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Are you the landlord or the tenant?

If as far as you know you did not break it you might check for a prior almost invisible repair that suddenly gave way.

One straightforward repair is just to epoxy the two pieces together. It would be a good idea to have some wood or plastic cross straps on the underside so if it suddenly gave way again you would probably have a chance to bail it out into the toilet so as not to have the entire basin full of water all over the floor.
 
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