What is the correct dimension of the packing material for the packing gland?

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June 9, 2011 at 06:08 #5221
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We’re getting ready to haul Rainshadow, and for the first time, we are going to replace the packing in the shaft packing gland. We’d like to get the packing material on order beforehand – but we don’t know the proper size to get.

Does anyone know what dimension is required?

June 9, 2011 at 09:05 #9281
michael bennett
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I repacked mine using 5/16, not to sure from where I had the info, but it fitted correctly, no leaks.

Mike

June 9, 2011 at 19:32 #9311
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Thanks for the prompt response!

July 17, 2011 at 22:26 #9671
Happy Dolphin
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2 tips
you can hammer packing smaller no problem
dont tighten till back in water let it drip for a while if to tight it will score shaft and burn

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