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Old 06-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #253
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Make sure the string still has a good coat of wax or grease on it . After packing the nut as it is tightened squeezes down and makes the seal . Make sure the shaft is smooth . Good luck .
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:39 AM   #254
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Make sure the string still has a good coat of wax or grease on it . After packing the nut as it is tightened squeezes down and makes the seal . Make sure the shaft is smooth . Good luck .
I'll give it a go tonight, thank you Joyflea!
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:39 AM   #255
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You can buy a teflon "string" at Lowe's and Home Depot, that is specifically designed for this application. I've used it to repair outdoor faucets, and it was quite effective and painless.

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Old 06-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #256
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Gee, I've never used a packing string. My old faucets have what looks like a cork sleeve that fits around the stem. Then I tighten the packing nut so I don't get too much drag when opening the faucet.

Or I just replace the whole faucet with a new one.

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Old 06-12-2019, 03:50 AM   #257
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I think the teflon string was the rubbery messy stuff.
Went to our local plumbing supplier & they were out of the packing string.
I'll try ACE tonight.
David i just can get a new faucet. The old shower faucet is too cool to let go.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:14 PM   #258
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I tried the various strings without much luck. I gave up and used a cone shaped rubber seal and finally got the old faucet to seal. I think mine might be missing a washer to compress the new string
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I tried the various strings without much luck. I gave up and used a cone shaped rubber seal and finally got the old faucet to seal. I think mine might be missing a washer to compress the new string
Does your faucet have a dome shaped packing nut?
Mine does & I'm beginning to wonder if that is the problem.
I've read the domed shaped nuts require a dome shaped washer.
I'll work at it this weekend.
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Does your faucet have a dome shaped packing nut?
Mine does & I'm beginning to wonder if that is the problem.
I've read the domed shaped nuts require a dome shaped washer.
I'll work at it this weekend.
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Geez, a test I didn't study for. I had a dream last night I was back in history class and I had an exam I forgot to study for also.
If I recall, the nuts were an inverted cone on the back and the packing rope simply jammed between it and the shafts jack screws. Mechanically it didn't make sense and I wrote it off a prior owner fixes. If I tightened the nut to the point of not leaking, the valve wouldn't open much for flow. I suspect the assembly should have been nut, gland string, washer, fixture all fitted over the shaft. Without the washer nothing would seal.
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Ready to install new sub floor but dont have old pattern to cut from....

Does anyone have a curved pattern cut for 66 safari they can send?????

I am in Portland Oregon..... never done anything like this.....



Anyone in the community that has the curve pattern for 66 safari subfloor?
suggestions on how to proceed.????


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Ready to install new sub floor but dont have old pattern to cut from....

Does anyone have a curved pattern cut for 66 safari they can send?????

I am in Portland Oregon..... never done anything like this.....



Anyone in the community that has the curve pattern for 66 safari subfloor?
suggestions on how to proceed.????


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jcarp, you may get better results if you start a separate thread on the subject. Ours is 22.5” radius. Let me know if you need more since they all vary. Good luck
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The old faucet is now leak free. 😁
I ended up using a couple of inches, maybe less of the fat kind of graphite & oil impregnated string..from Ace. Not the rubbery stuff.
Used a dental tool to push it down flush into the fixture.
Then I had some beveled yellow rubber washers. Those I drilled out to fit the valve shaft.... Extreme press fit.
The washers were pushed down over the shaft then the nut snugged down.
Thanks for the tips.....
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Yea! Clap, clap, clap. There is nothing like being leak free. David
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