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Old 09-23-2014, 04:48 PM
BryanB BryanB is offline
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Default Re: National #8 Restoration and disappointment...

My experience is the "ping" method works on large pots and kettles. The sound will be duller than the crisp ring. I have tried it on a no.12 Martin I have with a crack in the same location as the no. 8 National. I cleaned the Martin and the wife has used it for years for a deep dish pizza pan. The crack has not grown.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:35 PM
RandyR RandyR is offline
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Default Re: National #8 Restoration and disappointment...

I too have a cracked pan. I figured I would just use it to practice brazing. Stop drill the end of the crack oven pre heat, local torch heat then nickle braze the crack to keep it from getting worse.

http://www.brazing.com/techguide/pro.../cast_iron.asp


I never thought of the possibility of having a pan full of hot grease let go. Maybe mark the pan as "repaired" on the top of the handle as a easily seen reminder.

Mine is just a crack from the lip down into the radius of the skillet, Not a handle. Handle repair I'd have to put some more thought into. Maybe a doubler patch increasing the surface area spreading the stresses over a wider area.

Of course all this is more work than it is ever worth......It still ,I think, would look cool after all done with a tough built up repair.

That's just the way I roll,..
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