How much packing should I use
Posted by andy on October 05, 2002 at 15:00:51:
on a 100 year old stem? I have that string packing and I replaced the graphite behind the bonnet washer and both sides are leaking. I am not sure if I used too much or too little packing. I cranked on the nut pretty tight to try to get it to stop leaking, but no dice.

Note: it only leaks in a middle position, all the way closed or all the way open and it stops.

wet and working,

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