I have hunter 27,1990. Packing glang is neoprene White,plastic in appearance. Packing gland started leaking last season and upon inspection did not find any packing in the housing. Someone told me some of these were compressin type fittings. Is this true? If so how can one tell? If it had packing material in it I should have found some remaining in the gland housing. Can you give me information on these types of devices, name brands,parts sources etc.
You have two main choices in a system.
1. A traditional stuffing box, with packing
2. Dripless Shaft Seals
There are really only 2 main manufacturers of these - Lasdrop and PYI
Take a look at the pictures of the products and you should be able to identify your’s. It is entirely possible for almost no packing to be in your box.