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Old 15-08-16, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Gland packing?

Hi all, am after some 9/16 gland packing for an H2 pump, cheers
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Old 16-08-16, 07:57 AM   #2
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Are you sure about 9/16" Matt?

I don't think the "H" pumps used anything so exotic. I expect you'll find that 1/2" packing is fine/correct. I use good old hemp/tallow packing, although the more modern materials will also work fine. 3 rings with scarfed joints offset around the circle.

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Old 16-08-16, 09:07 AM   #3
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Hi Matt
I,ve got some here that is 5/16 square , can't think of the correct name for it, it,s black and coated in graphite, probably called graphite packing or something
Maybe you could double it up??
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Are you sure about 9/16" Matt?

I don't think the "H" pumps used anything so exotic. I expect you'll find that 1/2" packing is fine/correct. I use good old hemp/tallow packing, although the more modern materials will also work fine. 3 rings with scarfed joints offset around the circle.

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The H3 i stripped down was half inch as I recall (as thats what I bought packing in order to refurbish). But the H4 needed a combination of half inch and either Quarter or eighth (i forget which) in order to make up the size. But I will point out that the H4 and H5 use the same frame, so the chamber was probably designed to be identical with a smaller piston, and correspondingly thicker gland material.

BES was the supplier.

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It is called "gland packing".

http://therubbercompany.com/products/gland-packing/
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certainly is.
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Default Gland packing.

Apart from the obvious steam suppliers it can also be purchased from marine (or in my case; canal) boat chandlers.
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