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Old 09-03-2007
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Tre... one thing you might want to do between now and October is to tighten up on the stuffing box to minimize the dripping. While you likely need to replace the stuffing in the fall...you want to keep the dripping to ZERO while at rest and one or two drops a minute while under power. To do this...loosen the small stopper nuts and tighten the large nut down so that it screws down (towards the left in your picture) till the drip just stops. Then re-tighten the stopper nuts.
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