Asked on Jul 26, 2016

How can you repair plastic watering cans?

LisaCathy BaileyBarbara Kirkpatrick
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I accidentally left my watering cans out in winter and the water froze. When it thawed the seam at the bottom can apart and of course, now it leaks. Will silicones fix this? Thanks.
7 answers
  • Nina Scrabeck
    Nina Scrabeck
    on Jul 27, 2016

    yes, probably; as long the crack isn't too wide. warm the can first, be careful if you use direct heat( matches oe lighter, as these will cause the plastic to curl and make the hole larger). gently push the two edges together using a warm spoon. after the edges are together( or at least close together,) and the can has cooled; apply the silicone and smooth it out with the spoon(preferably a plastic one). allow to cure and check for leaks.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 27, 2016

    To be honest the amount you spend on the adhesive will be more than the watering can.

  • FRED RIGGS
    FRED RIGGS
    on Jul 27, 2016

    If you are attached to the watering can, you can fix it by using silicone inside and out over the crack. Be sure it is very clean and dry. Spread the silicone with your finger on one side and let it dry then do the other. If it is just a watering can, scrap it and get a new one.

  • Vik
    Vik
    on Jul 27, 2016

    E6000 worked for me

  • Barbara Kirkpatrick
    Barbara Kirkpatrick
    on Jul 27, 2016

    I have a plastic baby bath for bathing my dog,it cracked on the bottom . So I put on my glue gun and glued it good let it cool and it worked ok.

  • Cathy Bailey
    Cathy Bailey
    on Jul 27, 2016

    Why not re-purpose it fill it with rocks for drainage and then dirt plant a cute plant in it for your yard

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    on Jul 28, 2016

    Throw them away and get new ones! :)

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