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Old 18-03-2011, 15:38   #1
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weird stuffing box screw????

Hey Salt's,
I was going to try and tighten my stuffing box, when I got to inspecting it I see it has one large (maybe a 2 inch ) nut and another one strange looking nut that has I believe no sides on it, but has holes around the perimiter? Basically it looks round with maybe five 2/16ths holes around it's perimiter. The strange looking nut seems to screw into the larger nut where I think the stuffing packing is...............I was wondering if any of you have seen or know what the nut with the holes around the perimiter is. Maybe I need a special tool??? I have a Sabb 2H Fully feathered prop. I have looked in all my manuals etc.....and can't find anything on it. One more question, my stuffing box is dripping about 4 drops a minute. Is that too much?????? Thanks, Dingoman
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Old 18-03-2011, 16:00   #2
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Re: weird stuffing box screw????

mine is weird also-- i now know a lot about stuffing boxes....also see buck algonquin-- they make em.... but only some of em, it seems..lol.. they never saw mine before, but it looks like their flanged prop shaft packing gland...... they have 2 of these, one with and one without prongs. pix, please.
yours is 4 yrs newer than mine. could be same thing--lemme see.....please.

4 drops per minuet sounds decent...
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Re: weird stuffing box screw????

something like this?
Oilwell 560PT Complete Used Stuffing Box. - eBay (item 120413264887 end time Mar-19-11 16:28:47 PDT)

I know it's not for a boat shaft packing, but they're identical pieces of equipment.
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Re: weird stuffing box screw????

dingoman there is nothing wierd about your stuffing box you need a c spanner you can get them fixed size suitable for your nut
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Re: weird stuffing box screw????

pictures, please--there are many kindsa stuffing boxes and we cant help ye without a good idea of what ye have.
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will try and post pics soon
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