GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
I. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
use of these tools are listed in the table.
5-1. Special Tools and Equipment
5-2. Specially Designed Tools and Equipment
Special tools or equipment required by direct and
general support maintenance personnel for mainten-
No specially designed tools or equipment are required
ance of the Container, Service Ward, are listed in
by direct and general support maintenance personnel
table 2-1. References and illustrations indicating the
for maintenance of the Container, Service Ward.
Section II. TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to Chapter 2, Section IV for troubleshooting
information for Container, Service Ward.
Section III. REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS OR AUXILIARIES
Refer to Chapter 2, Section IX and X for removal and
installation of major components and auxiliaries.
Section IV. GENERAL FABRIC REPAIR PROCEDURES
c. Replacement of Cover Clamps. To remove and
replace the clamps on the fabric cover, proceed as
This section provides direct and general support
maintenance personnel with general repair instruc-
(1) Drill out and remove the 5/32" rivets holding
tions applicable to the fabric parts of Container, Ser-
the clamp to the fabric.
(2) Drill holes in replacement clamp, metal back-
up strip and H-extrusion to accept a 3/16" rivet.
5-4. Fabric Repair Procedures Using Adhesive
(3) Dip rivet in Sealant PRC-611 and install as
placement of fabric parts using adhesive.
d. Slide Fastener Repairs. Due to the method of at-
tachment, the cover slide fastener cannot be replaced
5-5. Repair Procedures for Sewn Fabric Parts
in the field. Field expedient repair consists of using
a. Removal of Sewn Fabric Parts. Remove sewn
a wide strip of adhesive tape to hold the cover halves
fabric parts by carefully cutting stitches from fabric
together until direct support or general support re-
parts, with a seam ripper or other sharpened tool.
pairs can be made. To replace the slide fastener at
Remove cut stitches from fabric parts.
depot level, proceed as follows.
Caution: Use extreme care in cutting stitches
(1) Remove stitching and take off old slide fast-
to prevent cutting or other damage to fabric. If
ener. Replace with the No. 10 2/8" long slide fastener
fabric is cut or otherwise damaged, apply patch to
listed in the repair parts manual.
(2) To stitch on new slide fastener, place cover on
b. Installation of Sewn Fabric Parts. Position parts
edge and run through a drop-table sewing machine.
to be sewn together and temporarily secure the posi-
tion of parts. Sew parts together according to Method
Note. Attach slide fastener to close from left to right as
301 of Federal Standard 751, with five to nine stitches
viewed from outside of Container, Service Ward, with cover in
per inch. Use single needle or double needle stitching
as noted on removed part.