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Re: Leaking from the shaft

The blue patina on the packing nuts can be cleaned up as well.
You probably don't know how old the packing material that is in there is so it would be best if you just replace it now. The packing material can last for a number of years since the nuts are desdigned to be re-tightened as needed (when dripping too much).

Here is one of the best tutorials on traditional stuffing boxes:
https://marinehowto.com/re-packing-a...-stuffing-box/

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