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Originally Posted by trantor12020 View Post
Tartan34C, the salt you refers to, I suppose its table salt those we use for cooking ...right? Does one mix the vinegar & salt and clean the greenish stuff off the stuff-box assembly with this solution?
Yes, table salt mixed with the white vinegar. I soak the part and use a brass wire brush.
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Tre... one thing you might want to do between now and October is to tighten up on the stuffing box to minimize the dripping. While you likely need to replace the stuffing in the fall...you want to keep the dripping to ZERO while at rest and one or two drops a minute while under power. To do this...loosen the small stopper nuts and tighten the large nut down so that it screws down (towards the left in your picture) till the drip just stops. Then re-tighten the stopper nuts.
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