recommended flexible stuffing box tubing

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  1. pasty63
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    pasty63 Junior Member

    I need to replace the stuffing box tubing on my inboard diesels. The original was 23 years old - no marking left,can't tell what it is. I've only read that "reinforced" tube is recommended.
     
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    marshmat Senior Member

    If I recall correctly, standard practice is to use wire-reinforced hose meeting SAE J2006 standards for all raw-water applications.
    I suspect that hose meeting this standard is also suitable for stuffing box tubing, but don't quote me on that.... at least without a couple more opinions from the members with more experience than me.
     
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    flex tube

    no wires in the stuff I removed - but that doesn't mean much as far as what's supposed to be there:)
     
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    You often see hose with double cloth reinforcement. If the distance between the end of the stuffing box and the tube is very small I don't see any problem.
     
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    However its built , the hose will be really THICK , so it can resist the torque from a tight packing .

    FF
     
  6. M-Sasha

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    The usual hose is a fiber (textile) reinforced one in that application.

    Sasha
     

  7. pasty63
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    pasty63 Junior Member

    stuffing box tubing

    It turns out that Buck Algonquin sells the very part - 80ho2625.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
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