Clean your stuff out!

Here’s a great article on replacing the packing in your stuffing box .

Re-packing a traditional stuffing box

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?

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