Ceramic Artist

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by wiliamjon, May 24, 2020.

  1. wiliamjon

    wiliamjon do and do

    Joined:
    May 24, 2020
    Location:
    South Africa
    Hey, I'm a ceramic artist. Let's talk about ceramic and ceramic products.
     
  2. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Can you recoat a cast iron fixture in porcelain enamel?
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. fitter30

    fitter30 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Occupation:
    Retired service tech
    Location:
    Peace valley missouri
    Who has a kiln that would fit a tub?
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    aren't there any "ceramic artist" sites? If not maybe you should start one. Kohler has kilns that are large enough for a bathtub.
     
  6. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    My project is actually a sink, but I know there are a number of companies with industrial kilns that can accomodate a tub. I'm curious if anyone on the forum has gone through the process of having a cast iron fixture stripped and re-coated, and what their experience was like.

    As a side note, I have two original tubs, and I noticed one has a blue"Kohler USA" stamp in the corner. We think they are from the 1920s. The condition is excellent. Honestly, the thing looks brand new after close to 100 years. I recently bought a Kohler Bellwether tub, and the coating looked very similar. I do feel the quality is there. I also have a newer bathroom with a steel tub installed in the 80s, and it's definitely past end of life and has many chips and looks terrible. Now most folks in the 80s probably weren't worried about how their tubs would look in 30 years, but the fact is the 1920s Kohler cast iron tub just keeps on going, and the tile looks great too. I guess what I'm saying is the cast iron is a decent investment if you plan to hold the home a long time. And for an old sink or tub, it's probably not a bad investment to sandblast and refinish.
     
  7. gagecalman

    gagecalman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2016
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    His location is South Africa.
     
  8. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Yeah that's gonna be a challenge.
     
Similar Threads: Ceramic Artist
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Bathtub faucet conversion to ceramic valves with old trim Feb 28, 2019
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Removing silicone from toilet base and ceramic tile Oct 2, 2017
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Replaced Gerber shower stems with ceramics....no water flow? Sep 16, 2017
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Bathroom sink faucets: ceramic cartridge vs. washerless cartridge;PVD nickel vs regular Feb 25, 2017
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Cannot Remove Stuck Ceramic Cartridge Valve! Aug 26, 2016

Share This Page