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Broken Free

Broken Free

In this photo it's much easier to see the two distinct nuts. Again, the thin one on the left is the locking nut and the big thick nut on the right is the stuffing/flax nut.

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1/60s f/4.0 at 50.0mm full exif

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Guest 10-Sep-2015 12:46
Great article and photos! I didn't know which way to turn the wrenches. The photos make it clear, especially the one of the separated nuts. Thank you thank you!
Peter Myers 29-May-2007 16:57
Great job of showing the simple components of the stuffing box! Wish I'd seen this sooner, but now I see how it relates to my boat, a 31' Hunter. With oxidation the two nuts looked like one, but a sharp friend pointed out the flat surfaces on each didn't match. Wondered who you would recommend I get a dripless coupling from?