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Old 24-04-2013, 15:05   #1
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Advice Needed On Pushing Stuffing Box Hose Onto Shaft

I'm replacing the hose that runs from the inlet shaft to the stuffing box. The bronze stuffing box has a smaller diameter than the shaft. Any ideas on how to make the hose (about 6" long) a bigger diameter at one end ? Putting it in boiling water, liquid soap, hire Superman ?
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Hot air gun works wonders with hoses, just don't melt it.
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Re: Advice needed on pushing stuffing box hose onto shaft

the Compass Marine" website has an excellent "how to" on stuffing boxes.

If the hose is proper stuffing box hose I don't think you could stretch it to fit the larger diameter. The original hose may have been proprietary to the manufacturer.
How much of a difference is their in the two diameters?
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Re: Advice needed on pushing stuffing box hose onto shaft

Trim a bevel in the hose end of course but leave it in the hot water for a while. Don't just microwave it for 30 sec. and try to stick it on. Let it heat soak for a few minutes. A little silicone lube will help. A heat gun is too radical in the wrong hands.
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Re: Advice needed on pushing stuffing box hose onto shaft

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Trim a bevel in the hose end of course but leave it in the hot water for a while. Don't just microwave it for 30 sec. and try to stick it on. Let it heat soak for a few minutes. A little silicone lube will help. A heat gun is too radical in the wrong hands.
A bevel ??? Do you mean cut the hose so that the leading edge is at a 45 degree angle ?

Thanks to everyone for responses so far.
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the Compass Marine" website has an excellent "how to" on stuffing boxes.

If the hose is proper stuffing box hose I don't think you could stretch it to fit the larger diameter. The original hose may have been proprietary to the manufacturer.
How much of a difference is their in the two diameters?
Yes, I've reviewed the Compass Marine Website. Great stuff. We should give him a medal !

Difference in diameters is about 0.15", but I'm using Buck Algonquin hose which is very stiff !

Original hose is 1988 era ! Quite possible proprietary. And not as good as Buck.
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Re: Advice Needed On Pushing Stuffing Box Hose Onto Shaft

do you have a thru hull plug handy? Put the piece of hose over it to stretch it out a bit. Lube up the plug with liquid soap or whatever you happen to have handy, then let it sit for a bit to "take set." Pull it off, then quickly put it in place.
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