Guys, Whats was the name of that nut packing string that was used many years ago. Iv used it for the packing nut on the carbs but have run out. It was black with some kind of coating on it. I cant seem to come up with the name on the google search.
I like this stuff better than the felt because I run into times wear the felt somehow got into the fuel line and sticking in the metering valve.
I thought this was a thread for squirrels?
Don't know about the coated string, I like the idea of using a piece of gas resistant rubber hose on the fuel line instead of felt.
I think you are talking about the graphite impregnated string used on water pump packing.
It should be available in a hardware store.
An old thread.
Herb, I think thats the stuff Im looking for.
I wonder if the white soft string type sold as hose faucet packing would work for that use. It may be smaller diameter? Easy to find at hardware store.
The marine stores (like West Marine) used to sell a teflon packing for prop shafts that was truly amazing.
It would keep anything from passing the seal and never scored the shaft no matter how hard it was compressed.
I know its still sold - might be worth checking out.
Roger, I like that idea, I'm going to try that if I can get the right size. Bud, I will check out your stuff also.
You can get it at places like Home Depot too. It's back in the faucet parts isle. The last time I saw it, there was white and black. I'm guessing the white is Teflon and the black is graphite.
We used to buy rope packing for our pumps at the bearing supply house. McMaster Carr would be a good choice also. I would start there.