Asked on Jul 11, 2020

How to repair a broken porcelain crock water dispenser?

BetsyLindsay AratariSimple Nature Decor


water dispenser crock came broken in pieces. I need to repair it so it s still safe to drink from. Gorilla glue does not work?

13 answers
  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Jul 11, 2020

    you have to be careful what glue you use because it may not be safe for human consumption - can you not contact the seller and tell them it was broken when you received it and they should replace it they usually have insurance on items they ship

    • Lifestyles Homes
      Lifestyles Homes
      on Jul 13, 2020

      Yes, as a seller, there are many items I will not ship without insisting that the buyer pay insurance.

      I’ve had the post office break even a rare magazine!

      They hurled it into my concrete patio, onto its spine.

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Jul 11, 2020

    CA glue.

  • Recreated Designs
    Recreated Designs
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hi Terry, someone mentioned this above but be careful (if you still plan to drink from it) which glue you use. You will also need to consider the force that will be placed on the jug when it is filled with water (as opposed to just fixing pottery/porcelain for display. Could you contact someone who has repaired porcelain and get their recommendation. Maybe someone on Etsy?

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 11, 2020


    If it arrived Broken, send it back! If you have been repaid for the damaged item but still want to repair it, look for an adhesive for ceramics. Best wishes.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hello I would consider using epoxy putty. This used to repair our plumbing pipes so it might be suitable for ceramic repair. Contacting the company might give you some more information

    For me it’s a miracle producing repair product

    Please have a look at it and see that something you would like to consider. Its about $6 a tube at Lowes in the plumbing department.

    “Putty characteristics

    Steel-filled material, mixes in your hand and hardens in minutes

    Suitable for plastics, metals, fiberglass, concrete and ceramics

    May be drilled, tapped, filed, sanded, sealed and painted when hardened

    Non-toxic material contains no solvents

    Will not shrink”

    Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 12, 2020

    Hi Terry. I recommend using a marine adhesive. It should repair the crock and it is safe for drinking water. I hope this helps you. Good luck Terry.

  • Annie
    on Jul 12, 2020

    You might need to try a "Epoxy" type glue. Then re-glaze the pot.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Jul 12, 2020

    Hi Terry, hope this link helps you out, she has a lot of different safe products listed,

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Jul 13, 2020

    If it arrived broken, can't you return or exchange it?

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Jul 13, 2020

    You may not be able to return it, depending on who you bought it from, because you may have been offered insurance or have been told that it was fragile.

    I insist that my fragile products are shipped Insured.

    eBay has guaranteed basically put it back on to the seller, who may have agreed or not agreeing to be cooperative.

    That was my experience with a rare magazine I bought. The seller told me that the post office was notorious for damaging products, which I responded, if you knew then Why didn’t you ask me to get insurance? At the end of the day, I didn’t get a new rate magazine, only got my money back.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor
    on Jul 14, 2020

    I would be careful to use any glue since its used for food or water

  • Lindsay Aratari
    Lindsay Aratari
    on Jul 31, 2020

    I would contact where you bought it to get a replacement

  • Betsy
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Did you get it new? If so, let the company know and ask for a replacement. Or, Permabond has a food grade adhesives that cures to a rigid solid which is non-porous and are FDA compliant to FDA CFR 175.105 & 175.300. It says that these epoxy adhesives offer excellent resistance to water, food, cleaning fluids and heat. Here is their site:

    Here is a site that might help:

    Good luck

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