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DFerg
Help repairing glass torch

We (foolishly!) left our glass citronella torches outside over our cold Missouri winter and one of them cracked and leaked oil. I am wanting to save it by repairing it because it has been discontinued and cannot be replaced. My husband, a very handy man, is stumped. Because the oil leaked out of the crack, glue will not adhere. He's considered a fiberglass patch, but thinks that is also unlikely to work. Any suggestions? I hate to have one mismatched torch!

canuk
Re: Help repairing glass torch

I'd have to say that torch is toast.
Because it's a torch --- means a flame --- any type of adhesive wouldn't work with heating the glass -- also I wouldn't bother with fiberglass repair for the same reason.

ed21
Re: Help repairing glass torch

Try lehmans.com for a replacement. The have a lot of non-electric lamps

A. Spruce
Re: Help repairing glass torch

It may be possible to purchase a similar new torch and swap out the glass bowl. Take dimensional measurements of the broken one so you know what to look for in a replacement.

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