Here’s a great article on replacing the packing in your stuffing box .
When I repacked mine, getting the nuts loose was difficult to say the least! I had to use two very big wrenches and a lot of muscle. I lubed them up good when putting them back on, that’s for sure!
I used Western Pacific Trading GTU 1/4″ packing in mine. I was only able to get two layers of packing on the 1″ shaft but it seems to work just fine. A little dripping underway when the shaft is turning but not much. I’ll repack it this fall and let you know if I see any issues.
What do you use?