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Part of the reason for why I haven't made an Instructable for so long is because I've been working on a REALLY big project right now.

The other part is trying to find out how my water bottle found out about the upcoming Fix-it! contest, and decided to break. I came up with a fairly simple way for repairing it, so in this Instructable, I'll show you how it was done.

To do this, you'll need a Hot Glue gun, some galvanized steel wire, a drill with a small drill-bit, a file, and wire cutters. Needle-nose pliers might also help.

Let's get started!

Step 1: File!

I used a file to rougher up the surface, since this helps the hot glue adhere better. The more, the better.

Step 2: Drill!

I drilled a hole in each side of the cap. I recommend using a drill-bit that's slightly bigger than the wire that you chose

Step 3: Wrap the Wire Round the Cap

I wrapped the galvanized steel wire around the cap. I think using more thinner wire would be stronger, but this doesn't have to be very strong. I cut off the excess with wire cutters, and moved on to the next step. If the wire that you chose was really tough, you might need to use pliers...

Step 4: Hot Glue!

I poured tons of hot glue onto the cap. Add only a bit every time, and it might take the glue a few minutes to cool off, so be careful!

Step 5: You're Done. Ta-daa!

Done!

Now, If you'd like, you can shape it in with your hand (while the glue is still warm, it feels a bit like putty), cut off the excess with a knife, and give it a "polished" look with a lighter. Good luck! :)


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Well that's one way to do it ??
<p>Do you have another way?</p>
i have another way even tho i never tried it.....just use surge
<p>...What's a surge?</p>
not surge sorry but exopy putty
<p>See my reply to <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/Battlespeed" style="">Battlespeed</a></p>
oh ok
make the holes into small slots and use a zip tie.<br><br>make the holes larger and use paracord.<br><br>cut off the handle pieces completely flush with the top of the cap and epoxy on a new eyelet, could turn a nice piece of walnut.<br><br>
The walnut repair would look awesome!
<p>I still have another broken bottle... :)</p>
I like it. Simple, cheap, and effective.
<p>I only wonder if it's dishwasher safe... :)</p>
There's one way to find out. ? I don't see why it would not be. Dishwasher water doesn't get hot enough to melt that type of glue to the best of my knowledge.
<p>You can do jobs like this very easily with epoxy putty. This is an <br>epoxy that comes in a moldable consistency. You can shape it like putty, and it hardens<br> into a very solid material. There are different types (wood, plastic, metal etc), some of which <br>are even used in very demanding marine applications. One like JBWeld's &quot;PlasticWeld&quot; (linked below) would be <br>appropriate for this job. $8 for the tube - and whatever you don't use keeps for a long time. You can buy this type of product at most any hardware store.</p><p>http://www.jbweld.com/collections/epoxy-putty-sticks/products/plasticweld-epoxy-putty</p>
<p>Should add that I keep epoxy putty sticks as one of my &quot;must-have&quot; tools because this kind of repair comes up all the time. The other day I had to repair a plastic handle on a vacuum cleaner, and a month ago I had to create a new knob for a window fan. These epoxy putties are da bomb.</p>
<p>I've used epoxy putty before: </p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-Helping-Hands-My-Mini-Soldering-Helper/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-Helpin...</a></p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-14-in-1-Soldering-Station/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-14-in-1-S...</a></p><p>I've taken both of those projects apart, and when trying to break the epoxy putty, I noticed that it was a bit brittle, which is why I think that re-enforced hot glue is better.</p><p>I didn't have any on hand because I think it was pretty expensive at my hardware store, and I can't stand the smell of it. Same goes with 5-minute epoxy...</p><p>Plastic handle on a vacuum cleaner? <em>Duck tape!</em><br>Create a new knob for a window fan? I cave a collection of those. No collection? <em>Use wood! </em>:)</p>
<p>I like it, it's a good idea, thought of it but wasn't sure how to go about it...</p>
<p>It's even more comfortable than before!</p>
<p>lol, I guess you can go break all your other bottles, then &quot;repair&quot; it, or forget breaking it, just add some hot glue to every bottle in the house--- btw I voted</p>
<p>Thanks for voting!</p><p>I think I have another bottle that broke (different kind though) :)</p>

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