Step 2: Gaston suggests measuring the inside diameter of the packing nut or gland, subtracting the outside diameter of the shaft and dividing by two—in our case the 1¾-inch nut less a 1¼-inch shaft requires ¼-inch packing after you divide by two. You’ll want at least four times the circumference of the shaft.
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