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post #20 of Old 11-12-2012
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Re: Stuffing box & grease fittings

Yes, it's excess grease escaping! I overtightened the grease gun! I meant to clean it up before taking the photo. It is the grease being squeezed out around the shaft. Normally there is just a hint of grease there. I wipe it up with a rag once or twice a year.

Another thing... I use regular grease, not a waterproof grease. I was also careful not to use any grease that has anything added to it that could "polish" (erode) the shaft.

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