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Re: Stuffing Box.....
Open up the stuffing box, pull the first wrap of stuffing out, compare it to what you bought. If the two are the same size, go ahead and finish the job. If the stuff you bought is too small, put some "homemade stuffing" (strips of cloth, maybe from an old t-shirt or something; I once used some paper towel for this very purpose) around the shaft as a very temporary replacement, tighten the nut back onto the stuffing box, run to the store (with that old wrap in hand) and get the right stuff, come back and finish the job.
Oh, and check the clamps and hose while you're mucking around down there.
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Last edited by Puddin'_Tain; 04-11-2014 at 05:05 PM.