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Cast Iron Restoration in Stoke-On-Trent

Three Key Steps To Determine If You Can Repair A Cast Iron Break Or Crack

It is not easy to repair cast iron due to the brittleness of the metal. Compared to steel and wrought iron, cast iron is one of the most difficult metals to repair.

There are three stages to assess whether you can repair a cast iron break or crack:

1) Can the break or crack be repaired?

Generally speaking, a small break or crack can be repaired. Larger breaks and cracks may need specialist preparation, metal filling or extra work to complete a repair. Before any work is undertaken on the part, it is best to take a digital photograph of the break or crack and send it to a specialist cast iron repair company for analysis.

They will be able to advise on the type of cast iron repair to be undertaken and the fees involved.

2) Is the cast iron break or crack accessible?

If the cast iron part can be removed then this makes the repair process much easier. Removing the cast iron part should be done carefully and in a way that retains all other fixtures and fittings (brackets, nuts, bolts etc).

If the part cannot be removed, then there needs to be consideration into how much space surrounds the part as to whether an in situ repair could be undertaken. In situ repairs are possible on larger machines, but can be very difficult to perform on smaller machines.

3) Is it economical to repair the part?

Budget is always an issue when deciding whether a cast iron part can be repaired. If the part is easy to remove and readily available as a new part, it could be cheaper to fit a new part.

Older parts from car engines, generators, pumps etc may not be available as new parts and will require a repair.

Cast iron is used in a wide variety of parts including cast iron cylinder heads, engine blocks, exhaust manifolds, turbocharger casings, valve bodies, pump housings, gearboxes, electric motors, flanges etc.

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Stoke-On-Trent is a city in Staffordshire which was originally formed by the federation of six separate towns and numerous villages in the early 20th century and is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England.

The presence of abundant supplies of coal and suitable clay, together with the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal enabled world renowned names such as Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood and Minton to be founded.

Formerly an industrial conurbation it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres due to its excellent location halfway between Birmingham and Manchester.

Trentham Gardens £100 million refurbishment was completed in 2005, whilst 10 miles east lies Alton Towers Theme Park, one of the United Kingdoms best known attractions.

To the east is the Peak District National Park, which includes part of the Staffordshire Moorlands District, as well as parts of Derbyshire and West and South Yorkshire.

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