Re: Stuffing box ooze
I think if the packing gland doesn't feel hot you can continue running it... give it another 10 or 20 minutes (checking frequently for heat) and by then it should start to drip water. I observed the same thing you describe last time I repacked my stuffing box with traditional packing, and after a little while the oozing stopped and it started to drip while running.
ps - In my response, I assumed that you repacked the stuffing box (as opposed to adding packing material). If that's not the case, than you should remove and replace all of the old packing.
Western Long Island Sound
Last edited by davester; 06-24-2013 at 02:56 PM.
Reason: added ps