Bonding cast iron to plastic

Discussion in 'Help with all other issues' started by andybirdless, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    thanks to useless lazy arsed builders I need to find a way of doing the above - cast iron manhole cover frame onto plastic inspection chamber. Times three.

    The frame should have been concreted in place - which remains an option but will be a shedload of work so I want to avoid if possible.

    Going to give Gorilla glue a try this afternoon but not overly hopeful.

    Any other ideas??
     
  2. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Difficult to know what you mean andy without pics?

    If you have an idea that gorilla glue might do it, have you considered the epoxy resin they use for crack stitching (subsidence) and possibly masonry bolts such as [​IMG]
     
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  3. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Imagine a vertical upvc tube about 500mm across withnwalls abot 5mm thick. Round Cast iron frame sits on top,with a lip that fits inside the tube - essentially a male/female setup. The cast iron drain cover then sits in the frame.

    Did one with Gorilla glue this afternoon, looked like it might work. Will know tomorrow!!
     
  4. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    All hail Gorilla Glue!

    Two stuck first time, third didn't. However, I redid the third and,oh joy, discovered that new Gorilla Glue bonds really well to old Gorilla Glue.

    What an anmazing product.

    ToolStation do a three pack at a really good price in the highly unlikely event that anyone is interested.

    Morrisons do a tiny tube for silly money in the highly unlikely event that anyone is interested.
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Been a Gorilla Glue fan for a few years now.
    Have you tried the tape or the new(ish) clear glue version .. Just as good
     
  6. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    No. But I now understand why they tell you to wear gloves while using the glue....it doesn’t half stain your skin!!
     
  7. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Was silicone noy a possibility?
     
  8. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    That was my first attempt.

    Abject failure.
     
  9. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    No more nails??
     
  10. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It did cross my mind but I really wasn't sure it would stick to the cast iron.

    Gorilla Glue does :aaaaa:
     
  11. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

  12. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Which one please sir??
     
  13. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

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  14. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Would that bond fairing plastic??
    I couldn't get anything that would take any stress.
     
  15. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It might do........however, part of the curing process is that the glue, which comes out of the tube like resin, expands to about ten times it's original 'size' so things might get a bit messy.

    I saw an add for Gorilla glue 'super glue' tonight, no idea if that might work. Or even just ordinary superglue!
     
  16. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

  17. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

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