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post #11 of Old 12-16-2017
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Re: Stuffing box adjustment

I was taught that a stuffing box should be adjusted running until it drips about once every 10 or 15 seconds.

If you adjust it stopped until it doesn't drip you won't know if it's getting any lubrication when running. It could easily be too tight - especially when you adjusted it as much as you say you did.

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