Replacing packing in the water. Can it be done????

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  1. xbskt

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    x 2 on the one layer. If you go that route, all you'll need is a set of these for removal of one ring. I doubt you'll see more than just a dribble.
     

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    Just my experience. No problem at all in the water. My shafts are 1 1/2" and was scared to do it the first time. Brought down an extra pump as well as my pool cover pump. However, once opened and all the 5 or 6 rings pulled out from the stuffing box. It was no more than a faucet running very slow continuously. No problem for the bilge pump to keep up, and did NOT need anything else to remove water.
     
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    Easy way to keep water from flowing in is after you take the nut off wrap the shaft and threads with silicone “rescue tape”. It will seal it up good and you can take your time.
     
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