Stuffing The Box - 3

Photos By Capt. Vincent Daniello

Cut three rings of packing with a sharp utility knife.

 

 

Cut three rings of packing with a sharp utility knife using the shaft to measure length and also to find the correct angle for both cuts to meet along the arc of the shaft. If it’s even slightly long, the packing won’t fit into the stuffing box—a tiny gap is fine.

 

 

 

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