M A I N T E N A N C E O F T E N T
R E P A I R T E N T ( M 5 7 7 A 2 A N D M 1 0 6 8 O N L Y)
This task covers:
Inspect (page 15-1).
Repair (page 15-2).
General Mechanics Tool Kit (Item 35, App B)
Fabric Repairman 43M20
Industrial Sewing Machine (Item 82, App B)
See your -10
Adhesive sealant (Item 2, App C)
Cotton duck cloth (Item 16, App C)
TM 10-5410-22913&P (M1068 tent only)
Dry cleaning solvent (Item 18, App C)
Canvas preservative coating (Item 66, App C)
Thread (Item 79, App C)
Check tent. Mark defects to be repaired.
Check framework, support leg, ridge, cave
and bow poles, joints, adjusting pins and
chains. Remove burs. Straighten bends and
dents. Weld broken joints. Replace badly
Check tensile strength of fabric. Grasp a
small fold of fabric between thumb and fore-
finger of each hand, gripping it closely so tips
of forefingers touch. Test material against
threads that run the length of material. The
weaker cross threads should not be used for
testing tensile strength. Tug material several
times. If it does not rip, it is reparable. If it
tears on first tug, test several areas for
extend of damage. Weak sections must be
Check fabric. Repair sections that have been
weakened by stains or that cannot be
brushed cleaned. Repair or replace sections
that are worn or torn or have a large
number of patches.
Check stitching. Repair runoffs and broken
threads. Restitch weak stitching and open
Check webbing. Repair or replace tie tapes,
guy lines, corner straps and web reinforce-
ments that are frayed, worn or torn.
Check leather. Replace leather reinforce-
ments that are cracked, worn or weak.
Check hardware. Replace parts that are
broken, bent, corroded or missing.
Check toggles. Replace split, broken or
Check loops, guy lines, foot stops and
mounting lines. Replace parts that have
frayed or broken strands or raveled ends.
Check netting. Replace torn netting.
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