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This place I just mover to has a hand pump above the well, with hurrican season comming we want to get it ready. I bought new leathers today but do not know which way they fit inside. Does the tongue piece go with the finished side down or up? How about the cup piece? The last time I messed with one of these was 45 years ago!!
-- mitch hearn (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 28, 2002
from what Ive found out,, it shouldnt really matter,, the leathers are there to amke a seal, as long as they seal its fine. One side up or down wouldnt matter, because of the stroke, either side will always be the seal, depending on the side of the stroke
-- Stan (email@example.com), May 29, 2002.