Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,030,327
Topics75,832
Members13,717
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs4
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
30 registered members (7 invisible), 1,311 guests, and332 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
236 4 Bridges
New General Forums
Very quiet Wikiwirral.
by Fidelio. 9th Feb 2021 12:00pm
Cruising with casper
by casper. 6th Feb 2021 2:13pm
Hobbies and Pastimes
by granny. 6th Feb 2021 10:28am
Hotel Isolation
by casper. 5th Feb 2021 6:57pm
New Wirral History
64 Westboure Rd
by mikeeb. 7th Mar 2021 10:51am
What station is this?
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 4:23pm
Guinea Gap
by mikeeb. 25th Feb 2021 12:22pm
79 Caledonia 42 Cathcart Street 237 Cleveland St
by mikeeb. 20th Feb 2021 11:10am
Birkenhead Carnival, 1902
by bert1. 12th Feb 2021 7:29am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Artwork
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
Topic Replies
Tower Grounds Wall
by Bixmis7. 7th Mar 2021 12:58pm
64 Westboure Rd
by mikeeb. 7th Mar 2021 12:27pm
road block
by lincle. 6th Mar 2021 1:16pm
french style amoire cabinet .
by stumpyduck. 6th Mar 2021 10:58am
Bultaco pursang
by BultacoAstro. 5th Mar 2021 9:11am
What station is this?
by yoller. 3rd Mar 2021 5:51pm
4 Bridges
by _Ste_. 2nd Mar 2021 9:41pm
Wirral Council budget.
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 10:42am
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
March
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Garden Bird Bath Repair..Stone Concrete ? #1044326
16th Sep 2017 11:35am
16th Sep 2017 11:35am
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
Oops...managed to knock the head off venus de milo bird bath base and also the top bath broke in 2 pieces whilst cutting customers lawn. Have watched a few youtube clips etc.
Anyone done a similar repair.?
Putting the head back on seems simple enough..possibly a dowel and some gripfill I already have. The bird bath bit is more delicate.join pieces about an inch thick which has then got to hold the weight of half the bath.
Alternatively cast a new top ..but that sounds not too easy

Google Ads
Re: Garden Bird Bath Repair..Stone Concrete ? [Re: fish5133] #1044328
16th Sep 2017 2:02pm
16th Sep 2017 2:02pm
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 22
rock ferry
F
FormoD Offline
Newbeee
FormoD  Offline
Newbeee
F
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 22
rock ferry
Hippo pro3 might do it,sticks anything to anything and is waterproof

Re: Garden Bird Bath Repair..Stone Concrete ? [Re: fish5133] #1044333
16th Sep 2017 5:24pm
16th Sep 2017 5:24pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,290
wallasey
C
casper Offline
Forum Master
casper  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,290
wallasey
Gripfill, then epoxy putty for finish maybe

Re: Garden Bird Bath Repair..Stone Concrete ? [Re: fish5133] #1044335
16th Sep 2017 7:47pm
16th Sep 2017 7:47pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
Epoxy, also for finishing off mix loads of the stone dust (from drilling) with clear epoxy as a filler. You need to brush the stone thoroughly to get rid of any loose stuff, you can't glue dust to dust. If you can peg it all the better, or even drill some small holes to give something for the epoxy to grip into, any increase in surface area helps to make it stronger.

Make sure you have enough epoxy to hand, mix it very thoroughly, you only have one shot, figure out how you are going to hold it together first.

I'd be tempted to use standard epoxy, takes a longer time to set but if things start going wrong fast-epoxy limits your recovery chances.

Gripfill, stixall, hippo etc may well work but epoxy has got a long track record, its even used to hold rock walls together (together with pins).


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Tower Grounds Wall
by Bixmis7. 7th Mar 2021 12:58pm
64 Westboure Rd
by mikeeb. 7th Mar 2021 10:51am
road block
by lincle. 5th Mar 2021 2:33pm
What station is this?
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 4:23pm
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
For Sale & Free
french style amoire cabinet .
by stumpyduck. 6th Mar 2021 10:58am
CUPS & SAUCERS FREE
by gerry1. 20th Feb 2021 11:52am
Black and Purple Puma Suedes
by Julie64. 16th Feb 2021 1:55pm
Red leather Lacoste bag
by Peter0787. 14th Feb 2021 1:08pm
PLASMA TV/MONITOR £££ 4 U
by _Ste_. 13th Feb 2021 9:44pm
Member Spotlight
Bixmis7
Bixmis7
Wallasey
Posts: 25
Joined: February 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
MartinH, pwb25, Worky, stuart_, raphail
13717 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Tower Grounds Wall
by Bixmis7. 7th Mar 2021 12:58pm
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
Wirral Council budget.
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 3:38pm
4 Bridges
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 2:28pm
Birkenhead centre development
by mikeeb. 28th Feb 2021 12:06pm
News : New Topics
road block
by lincle. 5th Mar 2021 2:33pm
Perseverance
by cools. 19th Feb 2021 10:22am
Lucky horse
by cools. 6th Feb 2021 9:12pm
Brexit Transition
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2018 2:50pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Pooch perfect
by cools. 20th Feb 2021 10:29am
SystemOfADown
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Feb 2021 3:59pm
Free Dog with your Pizza
by granny. 7th Feb 2021 10:15am
If You Want To Know More About Mental Health
by diggingdeeper. 1st Sep 2019 12:20am
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 6:43am
Sunset Sun 6:02pm
Local Time Sun 8:40pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1