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Old Sunday 6th February 2011, 14:09   #1
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Bird bath repair

Can anyone suggest how to repair a bird bath that has been damaged by the recent very cold weather.
It has a pedestal upon which the water bowl is mounted,it is concrete based (cotswold stone colour) and small cracks have appeared in the bowl,consequently most of the water leaks away.
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Old Tuesday 8th February 2011, 15:38   #2
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OH coated the inside of ours with fibreglass, but it didn't last long, next frost & it cracked again. I bought a metal bird bath instead. The old concrete one is still there, it was concreted into the patio, so it's just ornamental now.
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There was a thread about this a while back, although can't remember the outcome!

At that time I suggested sealing it with concrete pond sealant, available at any aquatics centre.

Failing that you could carefully drill a hole thro the centre of the bowl & convert it to a bird table!
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You might be able to find a large plastic plant pot saucer which will fit into the bath. You can get clear ones or various colours. Alternatively, if you can remove the top you might find a ceramic pot saucer to suit or a floor mounted bird bath without a column which you could glue to your base with a good squirt of silicone sealer.

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Old Wednesday 9th February 2011, 15:04   #5
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Thanks for your suggestions, I have considered this pond sealant:
Its quite pricey but looks to be a good product.
Ron, your idea of substituting another bath from a floor mount bird bath is also something i will look at.
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