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    Coving Repair

    I did a stoo-pid and broke some coving off my pool. I saved the pieces; now that it's empty I would like to repair it.

    I am concerned that if I use either grout or epoxy of some kind, I may not be able to get the pieces all the way in -- it is a perty tight fit.

    Suggestions?

    tx

    mac

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    Re: Coving Repair

    Grout won't work. it occupies too much space.

    A thorough coat of 2-part epoxy will push up through the cracks and waterproof the break. Then, wipe off the excess and your done (it won't be invisible) Make sure you fill ALL of the surface of the crack with the epoxy. If you allow water in and you are in a freezing area, nothing will hold it.

    I believe I would also rig some clamps to apply some light pressure (horizontally, away from the pool) to squeeze out as much epoxy as possible. You don't need much pressure and 5 minutes is about all the time you will have (although I would probably leave the clamps on for an hour.)
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    Re: Coving Repair

    I won't be very safe even if you can make the repair. It would be best to replace the whole piece.

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    Re: Coving Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by renovxpt
    I won't be very safe even if you can make the repair. It would be best to replace the whole piece.
    Thanks for your prompt replies.

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    I thought about that -- how strong it would be.

    How big a deal is it to replace a section of coving, assuming that ___ I can even find a replacement? ___

    I don't care about the color. I care about the fit.

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    Where does one go to find this kind of stuff? The coving? I have absolutely not a clue!

    tx

    mac
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    Re: Coving Repair

    try www.federalstone.com . They are in Maryland and have a wide range of sizes.

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