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Chesapeake Sailor
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Are the dripless shaft sealers worth the effort to put in especially if I am going to all this effort anyway? I read someplace that if they do fail they fail in a more catastrophic manner than the traditional stuffing box does...

I have had a dripless seal for a trouble-free 8-years now. When you get a chance to closely inspect one you will see that the likelihood of catastrophic failure is no higher than the traditional type. The initial cost however may be offsetting.

I can recommend one based on my experience.

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