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post #16 of Old 11-11-2012
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Re: Stuffing box & grease fittings

Yes Kenn43, the grease doesn't replace the packing, it just lubricates it and helps "seal" the gland. I took these photos today to show you how it's set up on my boat. The first photo shows the grease gun with a threaded top that pushes the grease down into the stuffing box. Photo 2 shows the stuffing box. I have to say it runs very cool and doesn't drip very often, if at all.
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