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Stuffing Box - sequence of events
Wanting to get some clarification on adjusting the stuffing box (traditional). Did lots of web searches and lots of somewhat conflicting or unclear advice.
Note that I have the traditional version with rubber tube connected to the box with a locking nut and compression nut.
What is not clear to me is whether i should...
1) loosen the locking nut first while having a wrench on the stuffing box to keep from turning, or...
2) loosen the compression nut first, while having a wrench on the stuffing box to keep it from turning, or...
3) put wrench on both nuts and turn both to release (this is what Don Casey states in his book but wouldn't the box potentially turn in this scenario?)
Appreciate any thoughts on these approaches, thanks.