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    Default stuffer

    What are you using on bolts to hold the stuffer in... red/blue thread sealer....anti seize/ silicone?
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    Never red......the 3 others would be ok. Don't want the SS screws to weld to the aluminum bowl.

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    What about adding a weep hole? Like 1/8 or so.
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    I antiseize everything in the pump

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    I'm with Shaun,
    I antiseize everything in the pump too.

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    I was thinking of blue thread sealer as I dont what the bolts to back out. What about a weep hole....Anyone suggest that?
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    the stuffing box should drip under power about 10-20 drops a minute.just enough to keep the packing rings cool. you won't want a weep hole, the stuffing box leaking is the only way to cool the ring and shaft clearance. when you put the gland in it may be a one or two piece gland, run it in to seat the packing then back it off to hand tight, run it in 1/2 turn at a time till it just drips out like i said, the pressure from the pump pushing on the packing will be enough to keep the bolts from backing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet pilot View Post
    the stuffing box should drip under power about 10-20 drops a minute.just enough to keep the packing rings cool. you won't want a weep hole, the stuffing box leaking is the only way to cool the ring and shaft clearance. when you put the gland in it may be a one or two piece gland, run it in to seat the packing then back it off to hand tight, run it in 1/2 turn at a time till it just drips out like i said, the pressure from the pump pushing on the packing will be enough to keep the bolts from backing off.
    Stuffing box is on a flat, packings on the shaft is what your talking about. What th OP is asking about is a stuffer. A plate bolted to the bowl to get rid of the void on the exit side of the bowl.

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    Mine is filled with epoxy, and bolts secured by loctite. You don't want water trapped in there, if you live in a freezing climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Mine is filled with epoxy, and bolts secured by loctite. You don't want water trapped in there, if you live in a freezing climate.
    i agree with sleekcrafter, have seen several of these freeze and burst the bowl, the weep or drain hole would be a safe addition.

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    I have tapped four 10-24 to the outer rim and thought a small 1/8 hole for weep. I wanted to tap bigger but the thickness of the plate vs the flat top bolt would only allow that for clearance. I live in san diego so no freeze here but dont want it to hold water. I like the epoxy idea...
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