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post #7 of Old 08-12-2010
remetau
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Ours does not drip when the shaft is not turning.

This is from Don Casey:

"Water is required to lubricate conventional packing, so a properly adjusted stuffing box can be watertight when the shaft is stopped, but it must drip when the shaft is turning."

Don & Diana
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