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Old 03-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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what size packing to use?

The PO left two sizes on board, how do you know what to use? 5/16 and 3/8. 1 3/4 shaft.
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RE: what size packing to use?

If you know who made the packing gland you can probably look it up by shaft size. If you don't know who made it, try putting in the 5/16". If it's easy to do, you probably need the 3/8".
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RE: what size packing to use?

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The PO left two sizes on board, how do you know what to use? 5/16 and 3/8. 1 3/4 shaft.
*You could pull a layer of the old out to check the size and then put back in.*
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:52 AM   #4
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what size packing to use?

UNSCREW or loosen the packing nut and use a drill bit (back end) to check the size.

Left aboard packing , is probably the antique style that requires ongoing maint , and will drip with the bost at rest.

Look up Duramax or its competition and advance a century.

Yes it costs more , yes, its worth 10x the increased price in safety.




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RE: what size packing to use?

And I can verify that this new material FF mentions makes the darned thing nearly dripless.
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