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Yahu made the following comment in the discussion on "Electric Appliances and Mikva"

"Breaking does not mean that it can not work. As long as what you are doing affects the vessel in a 3 dimensional manner, e.g. adding on or engraving, then it is considered a vessel you made. It goes to follow that unscrewing a screw, taking it out, reinserting and tightening it would be enough. – Yahu Apr 22 '10 at 17:26 "

What is the source/s in the Poskim for this?

  • You ought to ask him on the original thread. Make sure to ping him by placing @Yahu before your response. – ezra Jan 28 '18 at 19:02
  • @ezra Thanks, but as I'm brand new here, I don't have a 50 reputation yet to comment on that thread. I would be most appreciative if you would do that for me. Thx. – Aron Jan 28 '18 at 19:34
  • @ezra he seems to be long gone. – Shmuel Brin Jan 28 '18 at 20:22
  • Besides not being sourced, Reb Elyashev is quoted in Ashrei Ish as saying the work done must be maaseh uman which when broken in the interim stage renders the item unusable. Seemingly the Chachmas Adam in Pischei Tshuva about boring a hole in the beer vats would also need the vessel to be nonfunctional in the interim period. – user6591 Jan 29 '18 at 0:46

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