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Three Rings Installed

This photo shows three rings installed. This nut fits three, some don't and it's not a huge deal if one does not fit more than two.

My personal preference is for four full thread peaks of engagement between the female nut and male stuffing box threads. This is four thread peaks with three rings installed and seated.

Nikon D40
1/125s f/8.0 at 55.0mm iso200 full exif

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Bob N. 29-May-2016 22:43
Excellent instructions, clear, complete and professional !.
Thank you.
David Lund 03-Nov-2012 19:44
I cut rings off the boat and use a sharp chisel since the teflon in the packing dulled my knife. Also used three rings, but make sure the cut ends were staggered (as I think your picture shows). Great and detailed articles. Thanks.
Guest 26-Jun-2012 22:30
This is an excellent guide to this daunting task - great photos and text. Thanks for posting. Sims