Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Stuffing box leak
either tighten the nut on the stuffing box, or re-pack it.
..bearing in mind that some older types have a grease nipple on the top of the box itself and require the occasional squirt of grease to stop the drip when not in use.
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