Well the manufacturers say differently.
Right from their website
“In addition, the carbon flange is over-bored to the shaft diameter allowing it to float around the shaft and thus compensate for most misalignment and vibration problems.”
First, what kind of "dripless" seals do you have? When do they leak? I believe the mechanical face seals (PSS and Lasedrop) are more tolerant of out of alignment conditions than the lip seals (Tides).
If you go with traditional logs, you'll actually need a drip to keep it lubricated. You...
It's interesting though. You don't tell all the facts, do you? Sure CD/Savings rates are up. But so are mortgage costs, T-bill rates (and thus interest costs on the debt), a few banks have "failed" due to the rapid rise, and energy (and gas costs) costs still high. Oh and that conversion to...