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Old 08-28-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have a handle fall off their pot?

I am currently using the old copper Revereware pots and pans. There was some adjustment before I figured out where they could be safely kept and a couple of them fell on the floor before I had that figured out. Now because of that, or because of age, the brass handle of the 2 qt pot has fallen off.

I can't tell if the handle was riveted on or not. Although it looks to have been welded, I can see what looks like 3 screws in both the handle and the pan (there are no rivets in the inside of the pot itself - the entire inside is smooth all the way around).

My question is, is it worth it to try to reweld the handle back on and if it is, does anyone know where I would go to have this done? And any guess at what it might cost?




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Old 08-28-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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Geez....that's a tough one.

I would drill though the 3 pins and use SS carriage bolts and cap nuts. May not look pretty but your handle will be super secure, guaranteed.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'm a driller too. A couple little bolts and nuts should work fine.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:39 PM   #4
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It looks like the three bumps on the handle and the three dents in the pan are used more to align the two than to secure them.

How much do you want to spend? If this pan is important to you, have it professionally repaired. If you just want it to work again, drill holes and use stainless steel nuts and bolts.

...and no, I've never had a handle fall off.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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I don't want to spend much. I bought the whole set for less than $200, so I wouldn't want to spend more than $40 or $50, tops, to repair the pot.

I looked on eBay with an eye to replacing it. Right now there are two of them there, one is going for $99 and the other for $90. To be honest, if I'm going to spend that much money, I'd just as soon add another $100 to the mix and get myself that stainless steel Kirkland set I've been looking at.

For some weird reason, these pots seem to be priced very high, but I do notice no one seems to be buying any of them.

I was thinking, maybe I should get the Kirkland set and then just shine these up, put a lacquer on them, and use them for decoration. I have a set of 6 copper measuring cups I bought for who knows what reason and I could pair the pots and pans with them instead of trying to sell it all on eBay, which was my original plan.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:52 PM   #6
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I had a handle fall off of a pot once and I still used it. I just used an oven mitt to handle it....
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I had a handle fall off of a pot once and I still used it. I just used an oven mitt to handle it....
...or use a pot grabber they use for camp pots.
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...or use a pot grabber they use for camp pots.
There you go. I just saved you a few bucks...
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:42 PM   #9
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Yours looks exactly like a 2-qt Revere Ware pot that I have. I bought mine in a thrift shop for $8. Might be worth a look.

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Old 08-29-2016, 02:28 AM   #10
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If you Google "Welding Shops in Puget Sound" you will come up with a number of shops most likely near where you live. They are also called Metal Fabrication shops.

My son-in-law has done this for a living since HS. Today, he does private work. Making metal railings, fancy lettering, welding etc.
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