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post #10 of Old 06-12-2019
Capt Len
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Re: Stuffing box problems

Work on the locking nut first. Clean the shaft before backing off the sliding bit while it gushes. Can be a bit disconcerting A length of bicycle inner tube quickly wrapped around the shaft may allow you to replace the staggered bits of new stuffing in relative non panic. There is a small tool like a corkscrew that helps groping for the old packing Can be tricky at arms length.
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