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cvanc

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Seems I've gone and broken the handle of a "memento-worthy" coffee mug. I have all the pieces & they fit tightly with no gaps. Is there any glue that can actually fix this (and by that I mean return it to daily use and be dishwasher safe)?

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Regarding the DAP product, I found this on the Amazon product Q&A section:

Question:
What are the temperature specifications ? Can I use this close to a heating element submerged in water once it dried ?
Answer:
I contacted DAP and they sent a technical data bulletin and it says the operating range is -40 to 400 degrees F.
By Gerald East on December 18, 2013
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I have fixed my wife's ceramic antiques with CA. The bond will not be affected by the minimal heat radiated from coffee or tea in the cup.
 

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I've used epoxy, both 15 minute and 30 minute. Works great and holds strong.
 

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For a permanent bond, a lower temperature glaze would be best, then once you fire it it'll fuse the ceramic together, though if you don't know what glaze is on the mug I wouldn't risk it. I've used thin CA successfully, not on mugs (a coaster) but use a little to ensure it doesn't seep out when the pieces are pressed together is important. (hard to clean off) Epoxy should work well.
Elmers normal glue is used sometimes, I don't know how it holds but I'll do some tests when I have time (probably tonight) and tell you how it goes.
 

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Don't fix it, unless your willing for it to fail on you or someone else, including a child filled with scalding hot liquid!!!

Sounds like you just got a new pencil holder!
 

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There's a really nice (expensive) ceramic glue at Lowe's. We used it to fix my little daughter's prized tea party set. It works perfectly. I don't recall the name of it though. Only that it's a really small bottle.
 
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