A customer requested repair of a leaky tetsubin.
There was a water leak near the center of the bottom of the iron kettle.
When we received the repair order from overseas and inspected it, we found that there was indeed water leakage from the bottom of the tetsubin.
this time, we determined that this tetsubin could be repaired by using a partial welding technique.
Repairs have been completed, and the appearance is almost the same as before.
We welded a leaking section on the bottom of an iron kettle.
After we completed our repairs we turned on the water and inspected the unit to make sure there were no leaks.
Some tetsubin are in repairable condition and some are not.
We cannot always determine if a tetsubin is repairable or not from photographs, so please see the photographs first, and finally send us the actual tetsubin for a final estimate.
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Valuable old tetsubin tetsubin made by Kibundo, Ryubundo, and others that remind us of the times. Some of these valuable tetsubin can still be used to boil water, while others leak and are unusable. We repair these unusable tetsubin with defects so that they can be used again.
The following are the most frequently asked questions about old tetsubin
・The bottom of the tetsubin has a hole and leaks.
・The spout of an iron kettle is missing.
・The spout of an iron kettle is blocked by rust and water is difficult to pour out.
・There is a lot of rust on the inside of the iron kettle.
・The strings of the handle are loose. The strings are falling over.
After repair, please understand and take note of the following
・The condition will not be restored to that of a new one.
・fter repair, please use charcoal on a distant fire, or use an electric heater on a small or medium level. Please refrain from using the high level.
・Do not use induction heaters after repair. It may cause water leakage again.
Reason: Induction heaters tend to heat only the bottom of the tetsubin, and the temperature difference between the hot and the not-hot portions causes distortion of the iron. This causes water to leak again from the repaired area.