REPAIR TENT (M577A3 ONLY)
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Inspection of Installed Items (page 0062 00-1).
Repair or Replacement (page 0062 00-2).
Tools and Special Tools
General Mechanics Tool Kit (WP 0120 00, Item 62)
Industrial Sewing Machine (WP 0120 00, Item 51)
Adhesive sealant (WP 0122 00, Item 3)
Canvas preservative coating (WP 0122 00, Item 7)
Cotton duck cloth (WP 0122 00, Item 10)
Cleaning compound (WP 0122 00, Item 8)
Polyester thread (WP 0122 00, Item 22)
Fabric Repairman 43M20
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INSPECTION OF INSTALLED ITEMS
Check tent. Mark defects to be repaired.
Check framework, support leg, ridge, eave and bow poles, joints, adjusting pins and chains. Remove burs. Straighten
bends and dents. Weld broken joints. Replace badly damaged parts.
Check tensile strength of fabric. Grasp a small fold of fabric between thumb and forefinger 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 extent of damage. Weak sections must be replaced.
Check fabric. Repair sections that have been weakened by stains or that cannot be brushed clean. 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 seams.
Check webbing. Repair or replace tie tapes, guy lines, corner straps and web reinforcements that are frayed, worn or torn.
Check leather. Replace leather reinforcements that are cracked, worn or weak.
Check hardware. Replace parts that are broken, bent, corroded or missing.