Brita Water Pitcher: Reinforced Lid Screws

While I had the epoxy for the last step in the eyeglass frame repair, I fixed the lid on the never-sufficiently-to-be-damned Brita filter pitcher, as it had just tossed one of its miniature screws somewhere on the kitchen floor.

Nothing too challenging and, as nobody else ever sees this side of the lid, not very pretty:

Brita Pitcher - reinforced lid screws
Brita Pitcher – reinforced lid screws

I probably should have added a brass reinforcement strip around the cracked plastic mounts, but JB Weld epoxy should be strong enough for this job all by itself. Assuming, that is, it can maintain a grip on the plastic; I’m hoping the various fractures will lock it in place.

4 thoughts on “Brita Water Pitcher: Reinforced Lid Screws

    1. In basic black, I suppose…

      Alas, it’s one of those curved-in-all-directions objects that’s trivial for injection molding and really, really difficult for DIY-class 3D printers. Shapeways offers laser-fused nylon and can build curvy items, but … that makes it much cheaper to just buy a new pitcher. Which I obviously should have done long ago, right? [sigh]

    1. trimmed the reinforcing wire, and cleaned it up on the belt sander and used a file

      They are very close to the spirit of the thing…

      I like the cable-as-reinforcement trick; that’ll come in handy some day!

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