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So I broke the entire corner (top to bottom) off of the tank on my toilet. The toilet was inherited by me in house, which was a foreclosure. It is a one-piece that is valued at $1450. I was able to purchase the exact same toilet in the two-piece version for $300. Would I be able to repair the broken toilet to use in another bathroom?

I am wondering if some sort of marine or aquarium glue would work to waterproof, then maybe strip the glaze off and sand the patch smooth, then buy a kit to re-glaze? Is this possible?

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A picture might be helpful. – Tester101 Aug 23 '13 at 12:37
Oh the entire corner of the tank part is gone. Not a chip. From top to bottom, about 4 inches into each the left and front side. The entire corner. It can't hold an inch of water. Bone headed mistake on my part to break it. – Evil Elf Aug 23 '13 at 15:46
"Gone" as in "not available anymore"? What is there to be glued then? – wallyk Aug 23 '13 at 15:47
I have the piece, but it is in entire corner. I could glue it back on but I would have to fill it in with something at the crack. Could I strip the glaze, repair it, then take it to a kiln and reglaze it? – Evil Elf Aug 23 '13 at 18:57
Sadly there is no way to reglaze porcelain with a kiln or attach two pieces together after the porcelain has been fired once. – fry.pan Aug 26 '13 at 19:29
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It is probably not worth the risk to fix it. If you do manage to find an adhesive there is a risk of the repair cracking and leaking causing significant damage.

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+1 If it were the last toilet on earth and the preservation of our cultural icon were at stake, by all means go for it! Otherwise bite the bullet and trash it. – bib Aug 23 '13 at 23:43
yeah, just too much trouble. That's crappy. ;) – Evil Elf Aug 26 '13 at 20:01

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